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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing  rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


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If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

Could be anything: One of the signs of lupus is a butterfly rash, rosacea may give you a similar rash. Even certain forms of eczema. Get checked and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

Yes: Lupus is a relatively uncommon cause of a facial rash. Rosacea is far more common. See a dermatologist and then you will know for certain. ...Read more

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My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse ,last mont have on her face rash red color ?

My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint  mostly in cold weather getting worse ,last mont  have on her face rash red color ?

Rash face lupus: My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse ,last mont have on her face rash red color ? ANS: Suspect she has butterfly rash of lupus. Google images and compare and discuss with her team. ...Read more

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With Lupus , do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go ?

With Lupus , do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go ?

Depends: Facial rash of Lupus can manifest itself very different from person to person. Some patients will have a rash that is persistent. Others will have it for periods of time only. ...Read more

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Just baught organic coconut oil for the lupus rash on face. How long should I leave it on face before washing ? Or should I let it be fully absorbed?

Just baught organic coconut oil for the lupus rash on face. How long should I leave it on face before washing ? Or should I let it be fully absorbed?

Have heard of Rx: Never heard of coconut oil as a treatment for lupus rash but it is a good moisturizer and you can leave it on as long as you want (within reasons). ...Read more

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Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

Is it possible to hav lupus with all syptoms except 'butterfly rash'on face?

Certainly: The malar rash is one out of 11 diagnostic criteria for SLE with diagnosis likely if > or = 4 of these criteria are well-documented as present at any time in a patient's history. 98% of patients will have a positive ANA or other autoantibodies. ...Read more

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I have a positive ana, positive lupus anticoagulant, 386 value for microsomal antibodies. C3 of 113, C4 of 53. A rash on face could it be lupus?

I have a positive ana, positive lupus anticoagulant, 386 value for microsomal antibodies. C3 of 113, C4 of 53.  A rash on face could it be lupus?

Yes: If the rash fits the butterfly or discoid rash or the subacute lupus skin lesion. ANA titer is usually high in lupus; you have not listed yours. The c3 and c4 are markers of disease activity and famously nonspecific. Don't try to self-diagnose; your age of 54 is a bit high for new-onset lupus though it's not impossible. ...Read more

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Fatigue, joint pain, occasional red rash on face, positive ANA (twice), C3 is 73 and C4is 14. Could it be lupus?

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 more

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I have a 1:160 homogenous ana, negative ANA reflex cascade. I have a face rash, chills, joint pain, raynaud's but i also tested positive for parvo. Could negative reflex cascade mean no lupus?

Lupus very possible: The symptoms you describe make lupus a distinct possibility. Often the ANA is the only positive autoantibody in patients with lupus. Many people believe the parvo test is positive when it really means previous exposure and not active disease. Was the igm portion positive or just the igg parvo? ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea - the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week  4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms as described, and it appears a family hx as well of some diseases. You should see a dr. And tell them your symptoms and get lab testing including tests that would check/screen for autoimmune disorders, including lupus. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Child woke up with very puffy/swollen eyes slight fever last night and cough, very light rash all over face and torso no other symptoms?

Watchful wait: Sometimes children will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes from a back up of fluid from their nose/sinus area. It sort of pools in that area (if you will). Important considerations would be 1. does it go away over the course of the day? 2. does it worsen over the course of the day? 3. is she she dehydrated? 4. is she urinating as much as she usually does? If not better in 2 days, go see doctor ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen eyes & rash around my eyes.my face feels numb & i have trouble breathing through my nose. took 2 benedryls. what else can i do?

Woke up with swollen eyes & rash around my eyes.my face feels numb & i have trouble breathing through my nose. took 2 benedryls. what else can i do?

Need to see: a healthcare provider to rule out airway obstruction (angioedema) and/or anaphylactic reaction. You may also have a severe bacterial sinus infection or conjunctivitis. These diagnoses all require antibiotic treatment and/or important medications that you will not find over the counter. Please do not wait to see a healthcare provider ASAP. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My 16 year old son has a light rash on face under his eyes and across his nose and sometimes is on his eye lids. Its been going on for 2 days now.

My 16 year old son has a light rash on face under his eyes and across his nose and sometimes is on his eye lids. Its been going on for 2 days now.

Seborrheic derm: It sound like could be seborrheic dermatitis which is a white flaking rash usually at hair lines and can be on eyelashes. Scrubbing eyelashes with baby shampoo will help. 16 yr olds (especially boys) tend to not scrub faces good and so this could be a common thing in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more