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Rosacea Lab Test
C-reactive protein level is 10.3, but all other lab work is completely normal. I have rosacea and acne on face and scalp. Could that be the cause?
Physical exam: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get a hot (not itchy) red rash over my face (ruled out eczema & rosacea) that comes & goes sometimes quickly.Dr's don't know, sed rate test was ok.
Steroid creams help : The rash sounds like an immune response.One can get these even as a stress response. The judicious use of an over the counter steroid cream may help eliminate the rash. An evaluation by an allergist will probably help you find the etiology of the rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can receiving IVIG 6 weeks earlier effect ANA type testing? 5 months on, 2 months off, then test. Suspected autoimmune w/auto + periph neuropathy, unintentional weight loss, Raynaud's, Rosacea, stable pancreas IPMNs.
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I have had positive ANA and high rnp tests, rosacea, multiple surgeries for massive scar tissue in multiple organs, interstitial cystitis, can I have sle?
Many possibilities.: Lupus is certainly possible with +ana and high rnp, rosacea, but so are other diseases. Scleroderma can have +ana and fibrosis/scarring of many organs. Sarcoidosis also can have granulomas of many organs that can appear to be scars and purple lesions on the face, fingers, and knees and would need biopsy for diagnosis. Sjogren's syndrome also has high rnp, +ana, and dry eyes, mouth, and skin. ...Read more
Can late-stage Lyme, EBV, HHV6, or lead toxicity cause a malar rash? Blood test - for lupus. Skin biopsy - for rosacea but + for general inflammation.
Rosacea: Rosacea is often due to combination of following: genetic predisposition, sun exposure, possible demodex. Avoiding certain triggers may help (ie, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may cause flushing and should be avoided. avoid smoking, sunlight and to extreme hot and cold temperatures, Red wine and chocolate). Rx of antibiotic creams or pills also help. See firstname.lastname@example.org for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer