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Can lupus lesions be located in the armpit? Looking red and inflamed, raised, and sour smelling? Thought it was yeast but cream didn't seem to help.

Can lupus lesions be located in the armpit? Looking red and inflamed, raised, and sour smelling? Thought it was yeast but cream didn't seem to help.

Lupus is less likely: Lupus is less likely. If anti fungal cream did not help, I recommend you to see a doctor for further evaluation. It might be bacterial infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas, hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Have lupus. Been getting what looks like swollen raised large red pore far apart from eachother randomly on legs, abd, arms. Very itchy. Lupus related?

Have lupus. Been getting what looks like swollen raised large red pore far apart from eachother randomly on legs, abd, arms. Very itchy. Lupus related?

Possible: If you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy. Cause?

Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy. Cause?

Possible: If you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores (look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores (look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

Lupus: W/systemic lupus erythematosus you may have the lupus anticoagulant and a coagulopathic bleed get seen ASAP get a blood count coagulation tests and favor 5 Leiden mutation protein c and s screening and platelet count bring all meds good luck stay calm ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 year old gets small pink/red dots (smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser) that don't itch, they aren't raised/welted, and aren't dry or sca?

My 1 1/2 year old gets small pink/red dots (smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser) that don't itch, they aren't raised/welted, and aren't dry or sca?

Spots on skin: Hello ~ I am afraid I have no idea. You will have to take him to see someone so that the lesions can be seen and identified. Without that I'm just guessing. Thanks ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin for quite some time. When I scratch, I get raised welts that aren't red. Sometimes they are parallel lines. Stress?

I have had itchy skin for quite some time. When I scratch, I get raised welts that aren't red. Sometimes they are parallel lines. Stress?

Dermographism: Twitchy mast cells. A physical urticaria, not an allergy. Skin reacts to stroking. A topical steroid, probably prescription strength, to reduce itch will reduce scratching, thus reduce welting. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax are very sedating and therefor appropriate only at bedtime. The best antihistamine for this is usually Zyrtec [cetirizine] which is sometimes used at 2 or 3 a day if 1 is not effective. ...Read more

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Non itchy red welts/bumps started on stomach then spread to back and upper thigh area? Bumps are slightly raised

Non itchy red welts/bumps started on stomach then spread to back and upper thigh area? Bumps are slightly raised

Rash: It's difficult to tell you what kind of rash you have without seeing it but it may be related to hives or urticaria from something you are allergic to or something that you ate. You might want to try orc benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally or topically to see if it help. Good luck ...Read more

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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like you're talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I recently started using tretinion (retin-a) and have developed raised, itchy, red bump/welt area's on my face. Is this normal or a allergic reaction?

I recently started using tretinion (retin-a) and have developed raised, itchy, red bump/welt area's on my face. Is this normal or a allergic reaction?

Irritation: This type of medication often causes skin irritation and inflammation. Perhaps starting at a lower concentration after the skin has recovered may be ok. In the meanwhile topical hydrocortisone may help. ...Read more

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Raised red rash around arm pits (not in pit) and front of neck. Bumps/welts no pus or blisters. Doesn't respond to antihistamines. Began mid April.

Raised red rash around arm pits (not in pit) and front of neck. Bumps/welts no pus or blisters. Doesn't respond to antihistamines. Began mid April.

See your doctor: Or dermatologist, more history and physical examination are needed to reach a diagnosis, hence the right treatment, cannot be done with sketchy picture and limited platform ...Read more

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Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Time for diagnosis: You have three questions to ask the dermatologist. 1. Do I need further testing to arrive at a definite diagnosis? 2. What is the diagnosis? 3. What treatment is indicated? If you get vague answers, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

Bruise w/red circle: If the bruise is recent, it may itch. Some areas of the bruise may be more red or raised than others depending on the impact of the trauma. A typical bruise will start resolving in a couple of days, turning from purple to green to yellow then gone all together. If the redness persists or the bruise has not started to go away in a couple of days, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a malar/ rosacea kind of redness that gets worse in the cold, heat, nervousness, etc. If red was from lupus, would lupus blood work come back +?

I have a malar/ rosacea kind of redness that gets worse in the cold, heat, nervousness, etc. If red was from lupus, would lupus blood work come back +?

Lupus: A positive ANA is found in patients with systemic lupus. A red rash on the nose and checks is common in lupus. In patients with rosacea there is a tendency to flush and blush in addition to having red pimples on the central face. ...Read more

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Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Dog bite: Although it sounds like the dog didn't intentionally bite you, did the dog's teeth puncture the skin? Are the little red dots in the pattern of the dog's teeth? I suggest you consult a clinician and get examined. It has been a week since the incident so the likelihood of a serious infection is lower, but the only way to tell what the red dots are is to look at them. Have a doc examine you. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be?

My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be?

Possible bite.: Depending on how long it has been there, it could still be a bruise, although if it is bright red, it sounds like a broken capillary (small blood vessel) or possibly spider bite. To be sure, you should show his doctor. If there are many of them appearing, you should call his doctor and/or take him to the emergency room ASAP, as that could be a sign of a more serious illness. ...Read more

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I am being tested for Lupus my APTT ratio was 1.16 slightly raised and my cardiolipin IGM was 102ug/l ESR raised but ANA was normal.

I am being tested for Lupus my APTT ratio was 1.16 slightly raised and my cardiolipin IGM was 102ug/l ESR raised but ANA was normal.

Need more data: This will depend on more information that I have at this point. Then ANA could be negative if only a binding essay was used rather than an immunofluorescent assay. You may fulfill criteria for lupus anticoagulant. You will need to have your physician clarify these tests which Lab did them and how accurate they are. ...Read more

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Two red "bruise like" spots on his arm. Says it burns, not itchy, slightly raised, arm does not hurt besides the burn on the bumps.?

Two red "bruise like" spots on his arm. Says it burns, not itchy, slightly raised, arm does not hurt besides the burn on the bumps.?

Rash: The best thing to do is get these evaluated by your doctor. We have a hard time telling what they are without examining you. ...Read more

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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

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I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. It does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.

I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. It does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.

Likely not Lyme but: The most likely explanation is that this is just a bruise, unless you've been hiking in deer tic infested forests recently. I would discuss with your primary doctor who can test you for Lyme if he/she thinks it is possible. ...Read more

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2 days post-op breast aug- is it ok to have a large bruise above my sternum (deep blue, red slightly raised splotches)? Still in lots of pain. Thanks

2 days post-op breast aug- is it ok to have a large bruise above my sternum (deep blue, red slightly raised splotches)? Still in lots of pain. Thanks

Call your surgeon: While I am happy to participate in health tap and be able to answer general plastic surgery questions, there are often questions here that start "i am so many days post op and. .."
as a surgeon, I would much rather my patients call me with a question they think may be "stupid" and it turn out to be nothing rather than miss a significant complication because they posted it online. Call the doctor. ...Read more

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Redness on top of both hands. Doesn't itch. Doctor doesn't know what it is. Not eczema bc no itch. Never goes away...Not dermatomyositis or lupus?

Redness on top of both hands. Doesn't itch. Doctor doesn't know what it is. Not eczema bc no itch. Never goes away...Not dermatomyositis or lupus?

See dermatologist: Doubt it's either lupus or dermatomyositis since a persistent hand rash (on back of hands only, not on knuckles) is not a presenting symptom. Would recommend seeing a dermatologist. It may be a benign rash requiring no treatment but could indicate an early sign of some other health problem. If the dermatologist decides to do a biopsy, this is often the best way to figure out what is causing the rash. ...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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I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

Need to examine: It is more likely to be a hematoma due to your being anticoagulants. It would be prudent to consult your doctor next time you see her/him.
Wish you good health! . ...Read more

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I have a bruise on upper thigh with itchy raised rash its a white rash not red. Any ideas to what it could be?

See dermatologist: While my first thought is that this is a variety of lichen planus, you need to see a dermatologist for two reasons: first is to ascertain the correct diagnosis. Second: lichen planus may be associated with a number of underlying problems, including toxicity from medicines that you are taking and hepatitis C. If this is, in fact, lichen planus, it is likely to clear with topical cortisone. ...Read more

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I have a large blood blister type lump on my bum it looked like a bruise a few weeks ago now its raised purple red in colour and soft to touch?

I have a large blood blister type lump on my bum it looked like a bruise a few weeks ago now its raised purple red in colour and soft to touch?

Healing bruise: What you described sounds like a healing bruise. It will heal but do not be concerned if there is some pigmentation in the area even after it is completely healed. The pigment is residual iron from the red blood cells. ...Read more

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My cardiolipin IgM has come back high 3 times, neutrophils slightly raised & ANA negative. Symptoms indicative of Lupus, MCTD?? Gp not worried.

My cardiolipin IgM has come back high 3 times, neutrophils slightly raised & ANA negative. Symptoms indicative of Lupus, MCTD?? Gp not worried.

See a rheumatologist: The lab tests may be unreliable especially at hospital labs. Even if negative the anticardiolipin ab may be a concern depending on your symptoms. IgM anticardiolipin Anyibody us also for many not a problem. It us best if you are having symptoms to see a specialist and get their opinion. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old. He was taking a nap in my arms, when he had woke up I noticed he had a raised bruise that covered his shin with red spots.

My son is 4 months old. He was taking a nap in my arms, when he had woke up I noticed he had a raised bruise that covered his shin with red spots.

See below: Is it a bruise or a raised red welt? If the areas are actual red/purple bruises, then get the child seen now, especially if fussy, febrile, or any breathing problems. ...Read more