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Dr. Emily Altman
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Lupus Rash (Definition)

Lupus rash, also known as malar rash, is a red, purple, or blue, scaling rash on the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose giving the characteristic "butterfly" appearance. While commonly associated with Lupus, it can also occur in several "Lupus-Like" syndromes, often related to medications ...Read more


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What does a lupus rash usually look like?

Lupus Rash: There is the classic malar (butterfly) rash across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. But this rash is actually uncommon. Follow this link to read much more: http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=453&zoneid=76. ...Read more

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What does lupus rash on legs look like?

What does lupus rash on legs look like?

see details: It can take several forms. It is best to see a dermatologist if you are concerned. Do you actually have lupus or are you just concerned? ...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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Could you please help me! i've had an itchy rash that has lasted four months. Lupus rash?

Could you please help me! i've had an itchy rash that has lasted four months. Lupus rash?

Unlikely: Itching is generally not a major component of lupus rashes. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If I am taking Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) everyday for about year should the lupus rash not occur.

If I am taking Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) everyday for about year should the lupus rash not occur.

See your doc: Generally the answer is no. A mild rash may be acceptable or it could be a sign that your lupus is not under control. You may need an increased dose or different medication. Speak with your doctor about these concerns. ...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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Does or can a lupus rash itch?

Does or can a lupus rash itch?

Lupus: Lupus can present with different rashes and some of them can itch, you need to see your doctor to determine what type of rash you have , it may be unrelated. ...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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Can a lupus rash go into the nasal folds on the side of the nose?

Usually not...: The rash of lupus usually does not affect the creases that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth... But usually does not mean never. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of lupus rash?

Fastest way to get rid of lupus rash?

See a dermatologist: Several prescription preparations can help you with the rash, consult a dermatologist for your options. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have ringworm or lupus rash?

How to tell if I have ringworm or lupus rash?

See a dermatologist: It would be very easy for a dermatologist to tell you if you have ringworm by doing a simple scraping. It is not difficult to tell the difference. ...Read more

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For lupus Rash,which cream is better; PROTOPIC 0.1% or ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) 1% ? and please describe the difference between the two. Thanks.

For lupus Rash,which cream is better; PROTOPIC 0.1% or ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) 1% ? and please describe the difference between the two.  Thanks.

Protopic.: Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) are calcineurin inhibitors -- anti-inflammatory topical medications. Most dermatologists (me included) feel that Protopic works better than Elidel (pimecrolimus), and neither works as well as steroid creams on inflammatory skin diseases such as lupus - but they lack the steroid-related side effect risks, so worth a try before going to a steroid cream. ...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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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash(I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige,chest pain.Also,Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

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Malar rash+fatigue, last CBC show slight up htc, rbc, normalt3, t4, tsh, c3, c4, urea, creatinine, ANA -ve, more epistaxis, I am panic bcuz rash like lupus rash

Malar rash+fatigue, last CBC show slight up htc, rbc, normalt3, t4, tsh, c3, c4, urea, creatinine, ANA -ve, more epistaxis, I am panic bcuz rash like lupus rash

See details: I would doubt lupus. The rash is more likely to be rosacea.. Epistaxis is not a feature of lupus especially if the CBC is normal. Look for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...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