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Rash Around My Joints
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time to time I get itchy rashes around my joints. I can go a year without it happening. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps it to go away. Any ideas what could cause this?
I often have rashes in the folds of my joints every summer and would have black ugly scars. It sucks because i couldn't wear shorts or sandos! help?
What you describe...: ...Is relatively typical for eczema, a condition that involves dry and scaly skin, and can cause a lot of itch and even changes in skin color when it gets bad. It's often in the places you describe, and it can be very seasonal. Your doctor or a dermatologist should be able to easily confirm the diagnosis and provide treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: flaking or scaling) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? The rashes are joint and turned into white patches. Will the skin ever forn vack ? Its at hairline neck face
I have some red rashes on my face, with frequent slight fever (37.7 every four hours) and slight noticeable swollen finger and joint paint?
Exam and testing: Cannot be diagnosed online. Call your physician for examination, testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Call now. ...Read more
My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?
Eczema: Eczema is a skin problem which causes dry, itchy skin, especially in the areas you mentioned. It can come and go for years. Bathe with plain water, only mild soap as needed, no scrubbing. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer (no fragrance, thick, not a watery lotion) regularly. If it worsens and causes raw skin, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High+anax10yrs, other antibodies neg.Recurring flares: joint pain, lethargy, sicca, chest pain, rashes.All sun induced.Responds to 10mg prednis. Best dx?
Guessing: Too difficult to answer. Rheumatologic disease is often recognized by subtle characteristics of disease and progression over time. Can't be seen or well appreciated on line. Symptoms are often vague and overlap. Labs are helpful but not diagnostic. Best "test" is consistent follow up with rheumatologist and best diagnosis is what they give you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had all tests neg & facial biopsy show seb derm but biopsy missed main rash. possible to have seb derm as well as lupus? fatigue, joint pain, rashes
Is it possible to have systemic manifestations of ra- problems with eyes, vasculitis, rashes before problems with joints? Ana 1:160, anti ccp igg: 63
Are all of these stated symptoms or signs experienced by a dengue victim all at the same time (fever, rashes, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, etc)?
Dengue fever: Yes. The most common symptoms are fever, joint pains and muscle aches. Although dengue is usually self-limited, early correct diagnosis is crucial because some patients will progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever (dhf) or dengue shock syndrome, which can result in death. Survival is improved with prompt recognition and adequate treatment. ...Read more
+ana that went from 1:80 to 1:160 within a month. Neg-other antibodies, on and off flares, joint pain, chest/face rashes, fatigue, cough, chest pain?
Positive ANA: Symptoms may be suggestive of fibromyalgia; especially, if you have insomnia, depression, headaches. Was skin biopsy was negative? However; 1:160 titer is less likely to be falsely positive; a patient with no objective clinical evidence of an autoimmune disorder, but with high ANA titer should be followed expectantly for the emergence of a possible connective tissue disease. ...Read more
How long does it take to get a diagnosis of lupus when they start showing signs of the disease. Positive ana's. Sob rashes joint pain fatigue protein n urine?
It depends: It often depends on how soon you can reach a specialist like rheumatologist. See one soon if possible. ...Read more
+ ANA 1:320, Chromatin. Also have rashes, joint ache, oral sores, livedo, raynauds. Should I worry rheumatologist will call me a hypochondriac ?
Rapport with MD: You should have a rapport with your doctor and should feel comfortable in stating all your symptoms, without having fear of being called hypochondriac. If you do not have such a relation with your doctor, find a more empathetic one. Incidentally, all of your symptoms are relevant to positive ANA test result. Wish you good health! ...Read more
What is wrong with me and what should I do I had a facet joint shot 4 days ago and I have asma and im allergic to novacaine I have been have rashes, trouble breathing, worse pain, fever, itching and dizziness.
Sudden wide spread muscle and body pain, swelling, stiffness, and pain in pinky joint when I wake up. Feel unwell, but no fever. CBC blood work and sugars came back fine. No rashes or anything else strange. Just persistent body pain. Had for 2 weeks.
Positive ANA 1:640speckled 1:80speckled strong family history of lupus and RA i get rashes joint pain sob fatigue fevers no diagnosis yet have to do pft why?
CTD & Lungs : With clinical features of lupus/ra, family history of lupus/ra, & blood tests indicating an underlying rheumatological disorder, most likely ra/lupus or another auto-immune disease process is present. Pft is one way of evaluating unexplained sob. Both RA & lupus can cause various forms of pulmonary disease which is another indication for the pft. Breath deep and as hard as you can! ...Read more
Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?
Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more
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