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Rosacea Lupus Difference
Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids. ...Read more
Related symptoms.: Rosacea typically causes a red rash to your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can have a bumpy acne like appearance. Lupus rash is more typically described as a "butterfly" red area spanning over your malar areas and nose. Lupus has several other symptoms such as oral ulcers, joint pain, kidney disease, pleurisy, and pericarditis. Blood tests can also help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?
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