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Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Needs Dermatologist: Butterfly rash of Lupus is red or purplish. It involves the bridge of the nose. Note it spares the nasolabial folds of the face. Patient can get blood tests to clarify ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Increased joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, light rash on face. Positive ANA 1:160 Homogenous & 1:160 Speckled. Lupus? Why two ANA results?

Increased joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, light rash on face. Positive ANA 1:160 Homogenous & 1:160 Speckled. Lupus? Why two ANA results?

One screening one: For the specific pattern. ANA is a general screening test. Speckled pattern is further refinement of the test, as there are multiple types of anti-nuclear antibodies. It may not be lupus. It requires multiple criteria to be met for the diagnosis. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. You may visit this site for info:
https://www. Researchgate. Net/publication/276353307_2015_ACRSLICC_Revised_Criteria_for_Diagnosis_of_Systemic_Lupus_Erythematosus ...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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What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids. ...Read more

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Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more

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Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? It definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance

Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? It definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance

See details: Lyme does not cause a malar rash. The most common cause is rosacea. If you have lupus, the logical cause is lupus. ...Read more

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Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?

Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?

Rosacea vs lupus: Malar rash of lupus is flat or mildly raised.

It spares nasolabial folds.

Difficult cases may need a biopsy and immunoflorescence can clinch the diagnosis ...Read more

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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

See below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the malar (cheek) region and nasal bridge, with or without scarring (depending on regular lupus or discoid lupus. ...Read more

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How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

Variable: It is frustrating to many, but true. There are different rashes associated with lupus and many don't itch, but some do. If this is a single symptom so far - you will probably find an uncertain diagnosis based either on global facial flushing or itchy skin. Try not to panic and try to find a doctor you can express your worries to. Many early disease signs are unclear - therapists can help. ...Read more

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Can you have a malar rash on your chest and back? I do not have it on my face. I have several other features of lupus.

Can you have a malar rash on your chest and back? I do not have it on my face. I have several other features of lupus.

Malar on the face: The malar rash is specific for the face, other rashes are also associated with lupus. Depending on your symptoms, best is to consult a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis. A skin biopsy, if in doubt, can also elucidate some of these rashes. ...Read more

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I take a shower and I shed so bad. Get a rash on my face is it possible I have lupus...My mother grandmother and both aunts have it.?

I take a shower and I shed so bad. Get a rash on my face is it possible I have lupus...My mother grandmother and both aunts have it.?

ANA: Recommend discussing symptoms with your primary care doctor. He/she may choose do testing for ana. If positive, you should see a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Autoimmune diseases can run in families. Making a diagnosis of lupus can be complicated and thus best made by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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