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Lupus and chronic hives, related?

Lupus and chronic hives, related?

occasionally: Occasionally people with lupus get hives, but most people with hives do not have lupus. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?

Dermatographia: The exact cause of dermatographia is unknown. However, it is more associated with allergies rather than lupus. Symptoms of dermatographia usually go away on their own, and treatment for dermatographia generally isn't necessary. However, if the condition is severe or bothersome, your doctor may recommend antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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Can someone obese with only malar rahs and physical urticaria and negative ANA have lupus?

Can someone obese with only malar  rahs and physical urticaria and negative ANA have lupus?

Yes: Discoid lupus most often will not have a positive ana. See a dermatologist. A biopsy of the rash may provide the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rashes on the arms and throat swelling? Signs of allergic reactions?

Rashes on the arms and throat swelling?  Signs of allergic reactions?

Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more

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Rheumatology meds (medrol) not helping my hives from uticarial vasculitis?

Rheumatology meds (medrol) not helping my hives from uticarial vasculitis?

Need comfirmation: Need to be certain about the diagnosis and discuss with your doctor . There are other medications that can be used but you would need a complete evaluation to be certain of the cause. ...Read more

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Are discoid lupus and sle different?

Are discoid lupus and sle different?

Yes: Discoid lupus is confined to the skin while systemic lupus can affect literally any organ of the body including the skin. ...Read more

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Probability for lupus w/ seizures, peeling rash on hands, arthritis, low WBC and rbc, kidney/liver symt, and anticardiolipin antibodies and fam. Hist?

High: The answer lies with the results of the blood tests. If the ANA is positive you have lupus. If the ANA and other autoantibodies are negative then you can still have lupus. Trust your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

Yes.: Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus. Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out. ...Read more

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Acne and eczema like hives help!?

Acne and eczema like hives help!?

?: Hives are welts and quite unlike acne unless you meant very small hives. Will need to get more information to help you. ...Read more

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Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?

Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?

See details: I am not sure what you are asking. You need to discuss the situation with your rheumatologist. There are patients with lupus who do not have positive blood tests. There are also other explanations for your symptoms. Lupus remains an uncommon diagnosis in males so you may want to look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Severe sulfa allergic reaction. Taking benedryl and prednisone. Not getting any better. Broke out in blisters all over body, red skin with pain stings?

Severe sulfa allergic reaction. Taking benedryl and prednisone. Not getting any better. Broke out in blisters all over body, red skin with pain stings?

Go to the er: There can be a very severe reaction that is a skin emergency. The most significant variant is called toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten). Another slightly less severe condition but on the same continuum is stevens-johnson syndrome. It is important with your current symptoms you get evaluated asap. The most common cause of both of these is drug reactions. ...Read more

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Urticaria and rash are the same?

Urticaria and rash are the same?

URTICARIA IS A RASH: Urticaria is type of rash also called hives.These are pale red raised itchy bumps. But all rashes are not urticaria. ...Read more

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Break out in hives in sun, migrating athralgia, rashes, fatigue, muscle weakness, neuropathy but neg ANA ENA fbc etc. Surely must be early lupus?

Break out in hives in sun, migrating athralgia, rashes, fatigue, muscle weakness, neuropathy but neg ANA ENA fbc etc. Surely must be early lupus?

Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...Read more

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What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?

What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?

Drug Reaction: Adverse drug reaction (adr, or adverse drug effect) is a broad term referring to unwanted, uncomfortable, or dangerous effects that a drug may have. Adrs can be considered a form of toxicity. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause hives?

Lupus can cause hives, but this is uncommon: The exact cause of hives in lupus isn't clear. But it may be due to certain antibodies produced by some people with lupus. Sun exposure also may play a role. In addition, some of the medications used to treat lupus may cause side effects that include hives. Individual hives usually last less than 24 hours. Individual hives that last longer than 24 hours may be due to urticarial vasculitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the small blood vessels in the skin. Lupus is one cause of urticarial vasculitis. Signs and symptoms of urticarial vasculitis include an itching and burning sensation in the affected skin. Unlike hives, wheals caused by urticarial vasculitis may leave behind a bruise. A doctor may confirm a diagnosis of urticarial vasculitis by a biopsy of the affected skin. Treatment of hives may include: Antihistamines, H-2 blockers (cimetidine, ranitidine), Corticosteroids. Treatment of urticarial vasculitis also may include antihistamines, H-2 blockers and corticosteroids, but used for a longer time than with simple hives. Aggravating factors, such as sun exposure, also may need to be controlled. ...Read more

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How are leukemia and lupus similar?

Lupus is: An autoimmune disease and leukemia is cancer of the blood forming elements. Lupus and leukemia patients can have low blood counts, and by contrast a lupus patient on steroids could have a high wbc, as could a leukemia patient. ...Read more