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My 3 year old son has a malar looking blush on his face that comes and goes throughout the day- no other symptoms- should I be worried about lupus?

My 3 year old son has a malar looking blush on his face that comes and goes throughout the day- no other symptoms- should I be worried about lupus?

No: Lupus is extremely rare at this age, especially in a male. See your pediatrician or a dermatologist if you are concerned. There are numerous other causes for the rash you describe. ...Read more

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Just what causes the lupus butterfly rash? It's the craziest thing. Ever since dx, i get the rash but mine's flat. Looks like too much blush.

Just what causes the lupus butterfly rash? It's the craziest thing. Ever since dx, i get the rash but mine's flat. Looks like too much blush.

Dilated blood vessel: The redness is due to the increased blood flow with an increased number of tiny blood vessels. If you magnify the rash you will see these vessels. It is related to the inflammatory response to the skin with the lupus. Not all red facial rashes is lupus. Sometime the lupus rash can also be raised. Sun exposure emphasizes the rash and can increase it. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily"  when they are red/hot.

Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Ever since i got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. Sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. Isthis lupus?

Ever since i got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. Sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. Isthis lupus?

See a rheumatologist: Find a rheumatologist: a doctor that specializes in diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. You need to get some answers and a plan for treatment. I suggest you write down all your questions so that when you go see the doctor you can get answers. If you write them down you won't forget when you feel nervous or rushed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a lupus rash be so mild it looks like blush or a light sun burn or like "flushed"?

Can a lupus rash be so mild it looks like blush or a light sun burn or like "flushed"?

Lupus rash: Can resemble sunburn, but if that's the only finding, it is much more likely to be sunburn than lupus. Any knee or ankle swelling, any shortness of breath, weight loss or hair loss? ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face ?

Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face ?

Lupus is often: Associate with facial rash. The classical situation is a "butterfly" rash over the mid face -- usually red and dry. ...Read more