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Jk2389
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/19/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
hello to every one I don't come in hear like I use to but I hope everyone in here is doing well enough. So here is my question does the butterfly rash ever go away? My ckeeks always look like I have blush on which sometimes looks ok if I have makeup but without makeup my god I look awful. And I wear sunscreen on my face but sometimes I get a rash not as bad as I have had before but I still get it and I can't wash my face even every other day b/c it dries my face out so bad. so I was just wondering if anyone had some advice for me.
Diagnosed on 4/17/06
 
MEDS: ,
LISINOPRIL (blood pressure)20MG, 
CELLCEPT (chemo)1000MG,
PREDNISONE 7.5!MG,
OMEPRAZODE (stomach)20MG, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (lupus med)200MG,
Zocor 10 mg
 
 
 
 


AUBGIRL
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 6/19/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi!  I have not been diagnosed with lupus yet, but I do have a butterfly rash across my cheeks.  Mine is always there to some degree.  It gets worse when I have a flare or forget my sunscreen.  Like you, mine looks ok with makeup but bad without it.  I have had it for several years.  I really didn't realized what it was until a few years ago when my doc mentioned lupus.  Mine also gets worse after a hot bath.

 

Hope this helps

Donna


joinery
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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Jk, It took couple of yrs. before they diagnose me, mine is scared there is nothing they can do. I have the butterfly rash and also the rash on my arms, the arms are not as bad as my face. I get real bad if out in the sun. You shoudn't take hot baths you will get red and dry your skin. My rheumy wrote a perscription for Amlactin Moisturizing Lotion for dry skin. People do break out with rashes some of them go away. The makeup hides most of my rash. Take care!! Debbie
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/20/2008 2:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi jk !!

I have the cheek rash all the time too. And I only splash with water most days. Sometimes I apply moisturizer and use that as "soap". I do use soap sometimes, but mostly not.

Make sure you have your thyroid levels checked because an under-active thyroid can cause dry skin AND a lot of the same symptoms as connective tissue diseases.

I actually don't where any makeup except lipstick. It just feels bad on my face. A couple times a year, for very special occasions, I'll wear the mineral powder makeup (a knock-off of Bare Minerals). It works well to cover the redness.

Glad you decided to post. I hope you've been feeling ok.

Blessings!

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Jk2389
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 115
   Posted 6/22/2008 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for reposting everyone, joinery what do you mean its scared like is it raised or just discolored? I am feeling probably the best since finding out I was sick which as been two years now. Wow thats so odd it doesn't feel like that long. Hope everyone is doing as well as I am and if not take it one day at a time.
Diagnosed on 4/17/06
 
MEDS: ,
LISINOPRIL (blood pressure)20MG, 
CELLCEPT (chemo)1000MG,
PREDNISONE 7.5!MG,
OMEPRAZODE (stomach)20MG, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (lupus med)200MG,
Zocor 10 mg
 
 
 
 


joinery
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 323
   Posted 6/22/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Jk, Sorry haven't been on last couple of days. Yes the cheecks on my face is raised around my jaw is discolored Docs. said it will never go away.
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 

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