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Lupus And Knots Under Skin
Many lupus rashes: There is no one lupus rash. People with lupus are normal people who can have a rash. That means just becuase you have lupus does not mean that every rash you get is due to lupus. There are a varietyof lupus rashes and these need to be defined because different rashes are treated differently - cutaneous lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, discoid lupus, lupus profundus, raynaud's as example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several.: Do not ober shower or wash. Use the equivalent of dove (or generic), when you use soap. The best non-greasy lotion is oil of olay, but the company took out the 3% zinc in out. However, a number of clones still exist for the original version. It has a spf 15 sunscreen, and is non-comodogenic! ...Read more
How would keeping a daily lupus log benefit in the long run? Also, what should be recorded daily? I have skin lupus.
Any thing: I will record anything that bothers you even if the significance is not clear right away . It may help down the road ...Read more
Is the lupus that affects the skin less serious than the systemic lupus? Would it be fatal/complications arise if lupus of the skin goes untreated?
If limited to skin: Lupus limited to the skin is generally less serious. It is usually easy to treat, so why wait? ...Read more
Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer