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Hi everyone!!
I just have another question. I have developed a new rash but I'm unsure as to if it's related/caused by lupus or if it's just some weird thing I've got going. I did find a picture of it on a dermatology website under SLE but it didn't have a name or description so I could research more about the characteristics of it, just a picture. It started when I was taking Septra but even though I've been off that for a while now it is still coming back daily. I always, always, always notice it after a shower (I must be allergic to water because that's one of the times my malar rash will become more prominent if it is present as well :) ). It is itchy, looks like welts, it's red and white and splotchy. It doesn't last long at all. I always get it on my chest but have also noticed it on my neck, face, arms, abdomen, and legs. So far, it seems to resolve within an hour or so of appearing but then I'll notice little places where it returns throughout the day. My chest however (where it is the worst and largest) seems to always be a bit splotchy looking. I have red and white dots inside my hands (also found a picture of this on under SLE on a dermatology website) and it looks a lot like that. I just wondered if anybody else had it or if it is Lupus related if you know what it's called so I can research a bit more about it. Anyway, thank you all!! Sorry to hear you've got the flu Vee, hope you're doing okay!!
Love,
SHawnee
Hi Shawnee,

I'm not sure if you know that I have a rash like you describe on my chest and neck. I posted it before but you may have missed it. This was the big reason my Dr. went looking for something beside's the thyroid thing. She is the one who told me Lupus doesn't have to be a facial rash. The one on my arms, coupled with the chest and neck made her suspicious.

Mine can show only a little mottleing or it can be fire red. If something hurts or is swollen you can just look at me and know because the sides of my neck and the upper part of my chest will be fire red. Sometimes my chest is so red it shows through my shirt. Otherwise you can only see what may be exposed from a boat neck or v neck shirt.

Remember I said at the craft show I did people asked me how I had been scalded from the neck all down my arms? Mine doesn't itch or hurt or burn ever though so it may well be different from yours. Mine does often show up after a shower though.

Hope you are feeling well except for the rash.
May God Bless and Keep You
Bonnie :wave:
Hi Laurie,

First off I must tell you I love your name. I crochet a lot too and wish I had thought of it. Most of what I make is angels, snowmen, and snowflakes. I work primarily with knit-cro-sheen.

I don't know if the spots I get on the palms of my hands are lupus related or not. I have seen them off and on for as long as I can remember. They look like white polka dots surrounded by pink or purplish outline. They are very close together. The one I get on my thighs looks more like a honey comb but the coloring is the same. My arms are completely different and the small discs there look like scars. My arms are rough to tough.

My neck and chest look like a combination of both the rashes. I wish I could show you a picture but I don't really know how to do that and get it here. I have seen some good pictures on the lupus foundation web site that very much resembles some of mine.

I will see a Rheumie for the first time on Nov. 4th. My family Dr. feels certain that it is Lupus but says the definitive diagnosis must come from a Rheumie. Hope for more information when I see Rheumie. At least I hope he can tell me for certain that this is or is not Lupus. Truthfully, I'm not sure what to hope for. If it is Lupus, I have had it for a long time and it has not caused much trouble until now. Now however, it seems to be advancing and symptoms are multiplying so I would really like to know.

I don't really think this helps you much. Go to the Lupus or a Dermatology web sites and search for rashes. Perhaps you can find some pictures that will give you answers.

You know I have been thinking about sending for some of those lights that say is just like natural sunlight and helps one to see better at night. Now I wonder if I should? We use reveal light bulbs sometimes but our floor lamps shine up towards the ceiling and then out so I am never in a direct line of light. This may be another question to ask Rheumie if he says this is lupus.

May God Bless and Keep You
Patience 50 :wave:





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