... My rheumatologist advised me to stop taking the generic Plaquenil because it was causing so much itching all over my body. I've been off it for 2 weeks. So now I'm waiting to see if my insurance company will approve the brand name Plaquenil. ... (19 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I've had episodes of misery, but mine weren't lupus-related, although I asked that right off the bat. Instead they were more likely from fabrics (like microfiber & lace) that were too abrasive on my thinner post-menopausal skin, then (stupidly) exercising on a "grippy" yoga mat. Result was vulvitis, and cure was simple & fast-acting, a prescription ointment. I... (1 replies)
... I have had SLE for over 30 years and I have never been given a firm answer to this question. I have been dealing with skin problems like this for a long time. I can identify my own definite lupus rashes, i.e. ... (16 replies)
... aka Verrucous LE, aka Hyperkeratotic LE. Resembles viral warts or skin cancer, are crusty and itchy. Favors face, arms and upper trunk. ... (0 replies)
... The only other thing is to use products that are soap free, perfume free and as natural as you can. Laundry detergents can make the itching worse, as can environmental issues. Bed linen made of pure cotton helps, pillows and pillow cases made of natural fibres. ... (16 replies)
... type skin can be targets. ... (16 replies)
... I have mixed connective tissue disease, and have been itching quite a lot lately. I know it causes dry skin. ... (16 replies)
... in the soft tender folds of skin around the genital area. ... (16 replies)
... Hi, Dimebox (Larissa).
On itchy reaction to Plaquenil: I've read somewhere that some people react to the generic form = hydroxychloroquine but ARE ABLE to tolerate the brand-name = Plaquenil. I *think* at least one person here recently had that experience. Thought I'd mention this thought, for what it's worth...
I'm certainly prone to dry skin, for much of my life. ... (16 replies)
... Hi, everyone. I forgot to mention vasculitis yesterday. Even a shower that's too hot can trigger a burning itchy feeling on my feet & ankles. But I can actually see the evidence of a cutaneous vasculitis problem---discoloration & breakage of many tiny blood vessels. (But it's the *systemic* kind of vasculitis that's the one that REALLY can cause profound problems.)
I... (16 replies)
... I can never get a straight answer from my doctor whether or not my itchy skin is related to lupus. It is so aggrivating. I can just be sitting at work, or watching TV, or whatever, and all of the sudden I start itching out of control. ... (16 replies)
... does lupus rash cause itchy skin? ... (16 replies)
... I have been having skin rashes. They started about months ago. It started with my hands and feet itching and the moved into me getting hives and rashes. The rashes come and go very quickly. There does not seem to be any pattern to them. ... (2 replies)
... well, almost away, there is still a shadow of it on the end of my nose and the skin still looks odd. Lymph nodes up in groin and arms. ... (21 replies)
... Hi. I'm one of those sensitive-skin women, too. The general term may be vulvitis (assuming other more worrisome things have been ruled out), so you could read up on home remedies for vulvitis. If home remedies or OTC cortisone ointments don't help, ask your GYN for a prescription: Nystatin-Triamcinoclone ointment might be one possibility. I hope you get relief soon. Hugs, Vee... (6 replies)
... Hi everyone, I'm new here but not new to Lupus. I was diagnosed with Tumid Lupus about 10 years ago and have done fairly well on Plaquenil. However I have recently developed the most intense itching and red rash in my vaginal outer area. ... (6 replies)
... l fractured ribs. My bloodwork itself, was very good otherwise with a strong immune system, so I was surprised by all of this. I have always had dry eyes, but my skin and hair has substantially become more brittle, thinner, and drier, despite moisturizers, a good diet, vitamins, and exercise. ... (1 replies)
... s diagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria about a month ago after 8 weeks of terrible itching, weight loss, hives, angioedema, and extreme discomfort. I had skin testing and blood tests done to rule out thyroid issues and mastocytosis. ... (0 replies)
... lled DT's from the detox. Since it only happens when you are detoxing, it could also be a result of the medications they are giving you but no it is not Lupus. Lupus affects the joints, skin yes but not so wide spread it it doesn't itch too bad. ... (5 replies)
... Itching could be a sign of any disease if you look up diseases. It is more than likely related to the alcohol or withdrawal from it.
A complete list of symptoms and telling your doc would help a lot in the process of solving it. The vitamin deficiencies related to the alcohol may be the culprit although I am not a doctor so take what I say with a grain of salt.
I would... (5 replies)