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Ringworm Rash Lupus
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
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?
Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the aphthous stomatitis There are medical conditions that can cause this. You might ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus & very sensitive skin what kind of sunscreen or block do you recommend or what other things should I do to prevent skin rashes?
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?
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Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?
How do the rashes associated with annular lichen planus and subacute cutaneous lupus differ in appearance?
Ana positive 1:640 speckled then 1:80. Rna negative. I'm always in pain. Get weird rashes. Have sob. Family history for lupus could it be lupus?
I had a biopsy on rashes it showed I have lupus. All my blood work is neg (lupus panel) wouldn't it show in blood test? Is this diagnosis wrong?
Discoid lupus: Have a good talk with the Dr who did the biopsy. ...Read more
7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?
Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more
Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level
Are they petechiae?: Real petechiae do not lose their color when you press down on them. With your dry eyes and joint pain, sjogren and lupus labs are in order. What's your platelet count, did you bleed badly during a dental procedure, and did your physician try something simple like a capillary fragility / tourniquet test? If it really petechiae without signs of clotting trouble, a dermatology consult is in order. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with fibro without having blood tests but my hair is falling out I have rashes on my arms and i'm so weak could it be lupus?
Not sure: Diagnosis fibromialgia does not require blood work. However it is important to rule out thyroid disorders and autoimmune causes with clinical and laboratory evaluations. ...Read more
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
Seborrhea vs Lupus: Have you been diagnosed with lupus? Certainly symptoms of joint pains, malar rash and fatigue can be due to lupus and the can be together. ...Read more
Break out in hives in sun, migrating athralgia, rashes, fatigue, muscle weakness, neuropathy but neg ANA ENA fbc etc. Surely must be early lupus?
Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...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
Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever
Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer