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Lupus Small Sores On Face Or Body That Won't Heal
Okay sudden break out of sores on the back of my head, with having lupus could it be just a flare or change of seasons cause these flare ups?
Not seasons: Probably related to the lupus, but infection can do this also. ...Read more
Can lupus cause rashes and itchiness on other parts of the body besides the face? Can sjogren's or another autoimmune cause rashes and itchiness?
Yes: The scalp is very common.Get a more detailed answer ›
So I had a rash most of summer across my forehead and in small areas on my face, resembled heat rash but got worse, haven't seen since winter, lupus?
Possibly: Possibly. Rheumatologic evaluation should clarify.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
I'm photosensitive got lupus. My face now is swollen, red, itchy. And my body have a rash that seems like allergy. Taking med now but still itches.
See details: This cannot be evaluated over the internet. This needs evaluation in person by a dermatologist or the doctor treating your lupus. ...Read more
Good day My son was diagnosed with immunodefiency, first misdiagnosed as Lupus but Dr Gail Faller at Wits was able to rule Lupus out. What multivitamin would be good to boost my son's immune system? He often gets flu and sores-head and mout
So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?
Have lupus. Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg (head fog, pleuritic chest pain, body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx. True?
Joint pain sometimes, mouth sores, cold toes/finger/burning, headache, butterfly rash on face, always sick. Mother has lupus. Does it sound like lupus?
RASH IS SUSPISCIOUS!: See pcp for blood testing ; care. Don't wait! ...Read more
Are there any OTC treatments to reduce the scarring to the face from cutaneous lupus? Insurance won't cover dermatologist. Taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to treat.
What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?
Why does my face feel flushed in the afternoons until I go to bed? Could the lupus be causing it?
Very doubtful: Lupus presents in many ways, but the symptoms you describe are not representative of lupus. ...Read more
After I have an intense workout, my face is very red, worse than others'. It stays for 1-2 hrs. My nasalabial folds are spared. Could be lupus related?
No: It is not uncommon to have facial erythema after strenuous physical activity. It is not a feature of lupus. ...Read more
I just found out I have lupus, I've been a smoker now im quitting I've had sharp pains in my head that come and go. No high BP tho. Casoconstriction?
Doctor can evaluate: Lupus patients may get infections (because their immune systems are not working properly), and they can get vasculitis (their immune systems cause damage to their blood vessels). That means symptoms such as worrisome headaches need to be evaluated by a doctor, to see if there is something being caused or worsened by the lupus. ...Read more
Yes: Only 10-20% of people with lupus have this finding. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Increased vascular flow can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes. ...Read more
Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?
Dx = biopsy or...: You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy. The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more
No: Not ALWAYS - but oftenGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
My son-in-law has lupus and he gets extreme discomfort in the neck and head. It feels like fluid. Is there any way to relieve that pain?
Who feels fluid?: Do you mean you feel his head and neck and you feel something like fluid and swelling, or he feels like there is fluid inside his head? Lupus can cause a lot of funny symptoms--his doctor can suggest something to help. If he has actual swelling, he needs to be checked. ...Read more
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