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Malar Rash On Forehead
Malar rash 8 months ago reducced at morning but not disapper , also i had dermatographia, some red patches come and go on forehead, other things normal?
Skin doctor: Since you currently have only skin sympyoms best person to see you is a dermatologist. Though this is seen in early lupus i wouldn't, worry just yet-some lupus is just confined to the skin. ...Read more
ANA 1:640, malar rash in sun, periodic leukopenia,pleuritic chest pain,photosens rashes,mouth sores,raynauds,muscle & joint pain;sed rate,C3,C4 normal?
Can dermatographia associated with lupus, I have only malar rash and dermatographia, all other things normal?
Dermatographia: The exact cause of dermatographia is unknown. However, it is more associated with allergies rather than lupus. Symptoms of dermatographia usually go away on their own, and treatment for dermatographia generally isn't necessary. However, if the condition is severe or bothersome, your doctor may recommend antihistamine medications such as diphenhydramine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more
Brownish malar rash since early may, no change to it stings on occasions and gets darker in the sun what type of malar can it be?
What is the percentage of developing the malar "butterfly rash" for Lupus patients? I was informed that only 30% will suffer from it.
It depends: Avoid sunlight and you'll probably avoid the butterfly rash. And sun exposure may not even trigger it. Lupus is diagnosed by checklist -- a certain number of checks, with some groups weighted, gives the diagnosis -- and the diagnosis itself is only a guide to "what should we do" for this still-elusive illness. Best of luck. It's an especially challenging disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early on in the course of Lupus could all blood results be negative/normal? still ill and getting blatant malar rash despite neg results
SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more
Not always lupus: A malar or "butterfly" rash is one of the signs of possible lupus, but other rashes can appear similar, including eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and others. A complete history, physical exam, and possible skin biopsy and/or blood test can usually distinguish between these rashes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doed this look like a malar rash or just sunburn I am very concerned i go to doc tomorrow but im soo worried pic in profile?
Difficult to say: Can't tell with the picture in profile due to shadows. The good thing is that you will be seeing your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more
The malar rash is inflammation caused from the immune system. Does this mean a malar rash is immune-mediated by definition?
Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?
Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more
It can: There are many types of rash that can be seen in lupus. While the mal;ar or butterfly rash is the most common there are other lesions including the discoid rash of lupus. Many other rashes are also described as being seen in lupus. Even normal appearing skin can be positive for lupus using special stains and techniques. ...Read more
Lupus: These would be classic for lupus erythematosus but some people have several diagnostic criteria for lupus and still do not have the disease. See a rheumatologist to best determine the diagnosis. Pleurisy and arthritis go together in other disease also. Many of the possibilities are treatable. ...Read more