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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Knots Under Skin

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What can I use for my skin with my lupus?

What can I use for my skin with my lupus?

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 more

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Can i perm my hair with skin lupus?

Yes: It should not be a problem if done with mild perm like "soft body" perm and you do not have scalp involvement. ...Read more

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I have lupus. What are some ways to alleviate dry skin?

I have lupus. What are some ways to alleviate dry skin?

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

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I have lupus and the sun burns my skin why is that?

I have lupus and the sun burns my skin why is that?

DNA repair: This is a common featuer of lupus, though not all patients have it. The current best theory is that lupus patients cannot repair the minor dna damage from sun exposure as quickly / efficiently as they should. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause you to get rashes and sores on your skin?

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 more

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Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

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 more

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My dr prescribed hydroxychloroquine 200mg a day for skin lupus. How will this effect my weight?

My dr prescribed hydroxychloroquine 200mg a day for skin lupus. How will this effect my weight?

Should Not: Patients who are given hydroxychloroquine for lupus do not usually experience weight gain with this drug. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200 to 400 mg daily is often effective in treating and preventing lupus skin rash. Ask your doctor about the potential side effects and benefits. ...Read more

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Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated. ...Read more

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If you have skin lupus is there a greater chance of you developing sle systematic lupus or can skin lupus progress to systematic lupus?

If you have skin lupus is there a greater chance of you developing sle systematic lupus or can skin lupus progress to systematic lupus?

Yes and yes: Skin involvement may be the initial manifestation of systemic disease. However, it more commonly remains confined to the skin especially if it is no only manifestation for at least a year. ...Read more

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Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

Dx = biopsy or...: You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy. The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus without a skin rash?

See details: http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria The above link lists the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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How lupus damages organs like kidneys, heart, brain or skin?

Works on self: your body and immune system is working against each other that is why the multi system involvement as you mentioned ...Read more

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What can I do for skin pain due to lupus?

What can I do for skin pain due to lupus?

There: Are meds for nerve pain which is what sounds like what you have. Talk to your doc to see if they will try one for you. ...Read more

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