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Lupus Face Rash Vs Rosacea
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
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
What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?
Yes: Yes. Increased vascular flow can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have many conditions, but does it make sense that it’s lupus?Scared to ask my doctor - makes me feel stupid. Stiff joints, anemia, low vit D, butterfly rash on face, inflammation in sm intestines (all listed is chronic). More listed in “conditions”
Butterfly rash: If you are scared of your doctor and he makes you feel stupid it is time for you to find a new doctor who is more attuned to your condition. In terms of your condition I would see a rheumatologist because you may have lupus ...Read more
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
Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Joint pain sometimes, mouth sores, cold toes/finger/burning , headache, butterfly rash on face, always sick. Mother has lupus. Does it sound like lupus?
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
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
Can you have a butterfly rash with Lupus that’s mildly red and not bright? In process of being tested. (No other skin issues- it’s not rosacea, etc.)
Any color intensity: Most red faces are not lupus. The color intensity with a patient with lupus can be mild too very bright. The diagnosis of lupus depends on many criteria many lab studies and needs to be done with a rheumatologist ...Read more
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