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Doctor insights on: Lupus Small Sores On Face Or Body That Won't Heal

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How do you heal a discoid lupus sore on the face filled with pus?

How do you heal a discoid lupus sore on the face filled with pus?

Treat infection: Discoid lupus lesions are dry, scaly, raised circles that should not have pus. Keep your hands away from them as much as possible. Apply warm wet compresses until you can see a doctor about the infection. ...Read more

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Rare side effect: Demyelination CNS disease and drug induced lupus are rare side effects of humira (adalimumab). Best to consult with your prescribing Doctor sooner than later. Best wishes ...Read more

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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?

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?

See below: Other possibilities besides lupus include multiple sclerosis. You may need to see both a rheumatologist and a neurologist to determine what exactly is going on. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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

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

Explanation: According to your descriptions your son has low resistance to viral infections like flu and herpes simplex. Unfortunately vitamins not helpful for this kind immunodeficiency. But you can use any of multivitamins for kids to make him stronger for fight with these viruses. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rheumatologist: Prednisone dose of 5 mgs or less is a low dose and since you're having pleuritic pain and other discomfort, your lupus may not be controlled. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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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.

Yes: Insurance can cover scar revisions when due to medical illness sometimes. Depends on your particular policy. Seek advice from a board certified plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face?

Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face?

Lupus is often: Associate with facial rash. The classical situation is a "butterfly" rash over the mid face -- usually red and dry. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

If I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is lupus?

Could be anything: One of the signs of lupus is a butterfly rash, rosacea may give you a similar rash. Even certain forms of eczema.
Get checked and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

What happens if I have a the butterfly rash on face, is there is possibility that it is not lupus?

Yes: Lupus is a relatively uncommon cause of a facial rash. Rosacea is far more common. See a dermatologist and then you will know for certain. ...Read more

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Why does my face feel flushed in the afternoons until I go to bed? Could the lupus be causing it?

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

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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?

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

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Do I have lupus if parts of my face and such are swelling?

Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

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

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With Lupus, do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go?

With Lupus, do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go?

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

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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?

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