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Lupus Pernio Nose
Skin sarcoidosis!: Lupus perneo is a manifestation of sarcoidosis, usually seen in chronic disease. Intra-lesional steroid injections can help, as can systemic therapy. Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease that can affect many organs, but more common and serious, the lungs. This disease needs rheumatologic management. The new tnf-alpha inhibotrs seem to work quite well, although this is off-label use! ...Read more
Depends: Lupus can be localized or systemic. Localized disease is not as serious as systemic disease. If your father only has one symptom of lupus then it's not that bad. But he should get a proper work-up to make sure he does not have systemic lupus. ...Read more
Possibly: It ispossible but a dermatologist can tell you if the lesion are related to lupus or another cause. ...Read more
Butterfly rash: The bridge of the nose makes up the "body" of the butterfly. The cheeks are the wings. ...Read more
painful scab inside the nose NOT from lupus or herpes? How to treat, when to see Dr? Neosporin ok?
4 DAYS NEOSPORIN: GIVE IT ONLY 4 DAYS IF NO IMPROVEMENT SEE ENT DOCTOR. DONOT TRY TO PEEL IT OFF YOURSELF ...Read more
Autoantibodies: Autoimmune diseases like lupus result in autoantibodies that attack your own body in error rather than bacterial or viral pathogens which are supposed to be targeted.This form of attack will manifest itself as sores in mucosal tissues including the nose and mouth.The exact mechanism may be an attack on the mechanism that holds the skin to underlying tissues allowing it to peel away creating sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Our 5 year old daughter occasionally comes up with redness in cheeks (not on nose bridge) usually after play. No other symptoms. LUPUS?
Not likely to be: lupus. Any activity or change to body that increases blood flow to an area can make the area appear red, especially if she has sensitive skin or is fair-skinned. If she is otherwise well, I would not be concerned. I would recommend discussing this with her doctor the next time you are there. ...Read more
Are nose sores in Lupus always painful? Have had recurrent non-painful small sore for years, always right side on septum near nostril opening.
See details: Nasal ulcerations are extremely rare in lupus and almost always painful. ...Read more
I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose. Now I have a blister like lesion on my face. Could these be indicative of a current flare?
Is it possible to have a 'white' oder inverted lupus butterfly rash?
I have such a a 'white' rash over cheeks and nose bridge framed by brownish area
Not Lupus : Sounds like so other dermatologic condition see a dermatologist for dx. ...Read more
I am 39 yrs old with systemic lupus, last night my nose has a clear stream just drippng, my eyes are red and dry, i checked pollen count and it 2.2 so?
Allergies: Your symptoms are consistent with allergies like hay fever. A trial of antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin(non drowsy) as well as nasal decongestant spray may be effective for symptom relief. A cortisone type nasal spray requires a prescription and may also be needed. ...Read more