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What is external lupus?

What is external lupus?

See details: There is no such term as external lupus. You probably mean cutaneous lupus or lupus limited to the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Lupus Rash (Definition)

Lupus rash, also known as malar rash, is a red, purple, or blue, scaling rash on the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose giving the characteristic "butterfly" appearance. While commonly associated with Lupus, it can also occur in several "Lupus-Like" syndromes, often related to medications ...Read more


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How to recognise a lupus rash?

How to recognise a lupus rash?

Butterfly facialrash: The classic malar rash is a red, scaling rash on the cheeks extending over the bridge of the nose but not in the grooves between the nose and the cheeks (nasolabial folds). The rash can be present in other diseases and you must have other features of lupus for the diagnosis. A rheumatologist can make the diagnosis based on lab tests, symptoms, physical exam, and history. Call your doc if concerned ...Read more

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Does or can a lupus rash itch?

Does or can a lupus rash itch?

Lupus: Lupus can present with different rashes and some of them can itch, you need to see your doctor to determine what type of rash you have, it may be unrelated. ...Read more

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What does a lupus rash usually look like?

Lupus Rash: There is the classic malar (butterfly) rash across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. But this rash is actually uncommon. Follow this link to read much more:

http://www. Lupus. Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty. Aspx? Articleid=453&zoneid=76. ...Read more

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Can a butterfly lupus rash come and go last at times hours and other times couple days? How long does it usually last?

Can a butterfly lupus rash come and go last at times hours and other times couple days? How long does it usually last?

See details: It can wax and wane and is often worse after sun exposure. It may be a permanent issue or it may resolve with treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

See below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the malar (cheek) region and nasal bridge, with or without scarring (depending on regular lupus or discoid lupus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

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

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Fastest way to get rid of lupus rash?

Fastest way to get rid of lupus rash?

See a dermatologist: Several prescription preparations can help you with the rash, consult a dermatologist for your options. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have ringworm or lupus rash?

How to tell if I have ringworm or lupus rash?

See a dermatologist: It would be very easy for a dermatologist to tell you if you have ringworm by doing a simple scraping. It is not difficult to tell the difference. ...Read more

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Could you please help me! I've had an itchy rash that has lasted four months. Lupus rash?

Could you please help me! I've had an itchy rash that has lasted four months. Lupus rash?

Unlikely: Itching is generally not a major component of lupus rashes. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If I am taking Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) everyday for about year should the lupus rash not occur.

If I am taking Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) everyday for about year should the lupus rash not occur.

See your doc: Generally the answer is no. A mild rash may be acceptable or it could be a sign that your lupus is not under control. You may need an increased dose or different medication. Speak with your doctor about these concerns. ...Read more

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What does lupus rash on legs look like?

What does lupus rash on legs look like?

See details: It can take several forms. It is best to see a dermatologist if you are concerned. Do you actually have lupus or are you just concerned? ...Read more

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Can a lupus rash go into the nasal folds on the side of the nose?

Usually not...: The rash of lupus usually does not affect the creases that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth... But usually does not mean never. ...Read more

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Can a lupus rash be so mild it looks like blush or a light sun burn or like "flushed"?

Can a lupus rash be so mild it looks like blush or a light sun burn or like "flushed"?

Lupus rash: Can resemble sunburn, but if that's the only finding, it is much more likely to be sunburn than lupus. Any knee or ankle swelling, any shortness of breath, weight loss or hair loss? ...Read more

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For lupus Rash, which cream is better; PROTOPIC 0.1% or ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) 1%? and please describe the difference between the two. Thanks.

For lupus Rash, which cream is better; PROTOPIC 0.1% or ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) 1%? and please describe the difference between the two. Thanks.

Protopic.: Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) are calcineurin inhibitors -- anti-inflammatory topical medications. Most dermatologists (me included) feel that Protopic works better than Elidel (pimecrolimus), and neither works as well as steroid creams on inflammatory skin diseases such as lupus - but they lack the steroid-related side effect risks, so worth a try before going to a steroid cream. ...Read more

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Just baught organic coconut oil for the lupus rash on face. How long should I leave it on face before washing? Or should I let it be fully absorbed?

Have heard of Rx: Never heard of coconut oil as a treatment for lupus rash but it is a good moisturizer and you can leave it on as long as you want (within reasons). ...Read more

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Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?

Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?

Not only on nose: There are many forms of lupus. The butterfly rash is well described but the rash not only need to be there it can occur on other facial areas a well as the trunk. Males tend to be less prone but lupus occurs in them as well. The best test is to see a rheumatologist or your primary as a start. A few simple blood tests can rule out lupus quickly. ...Read more

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Malar rash+fatigue, last CBC show slight up htc, rbc, normalt3, t4, tsh, c3, c4, urea, creatinine, ANA -ve, more epistaxis, I am panic bcuz rash like lupus rash

Malar rash+fatigue, last CBC show slight up htc, rbc, normalt3, t4, tsh, c3, c4, urea, creatinine, ANA -ve, more epistaxis, I am panic bcuz rash like lupus rash

See details: I would doubt lupus. The rash is more likely to be rosacea. Epistaxis is not a feature of lupus especially if the CBC is normal. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: This is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus. You should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex
Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. Have a good history/physical exam/blood testing coordinated by Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't: Think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more