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Lupus And Round Red Small Circular Ring Type Rash
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I'm photosensitive got lupus. My face now is swollen, red, itchy. And my body have a rash that seems like allergy. Taking med now but still itches.
See details: This cannot be evaluated over the internet. This needs evaluation in person by a dermatologist or the doctor treating your lupus. ...Read more
Can a lupus rash look like a sun burn? I keep getting bright red areas on shoulders/forarms, sometimes blotchy...Then in like 3-4 hours its gone...
Not lupus: Transient rashes as you describe would not be due to lupus. ...Read more
Thyroid stopped secreting, pneumonia, red rash on each cheek & positive antinuclear antibody - is this lupus ?
With lupus, i don't get rash after out in sun- i get solid red hot on my feet, then next day get flu-ish aches. Can lupus symptoms vary in this way?
Lupus: Not all patients present with the text book description of any condition. If your have other signs and symptoms and positive serological test for lupus and getting this kind of reaction to sun exposure, then yes it is possible your body reacts this way to sun exposure from lupus. ...Read more
I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?
Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more
Fatigue, joint pain, occasional red rash on face, positive ANA (twice), C3 is 73 and C4is 14. Could it be lupus?
Maybe: The real question is "Should we TREAT you for lupus with godawful high-power medications when you probably don't have it?" People with a clinical picture like yours usually have all this stuff go away after a while. Get seen by a specialty dermatologist for the rash; rosacea can mimic lupus. Ignore low-titer ANA's. Think about getting back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you had as a teen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?
42 yr-old with a 14-yr history of regular episodes of flu-like symptoms like low fever, cold extremities, joint pain, facial flushing, digestive.....?
10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?
1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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