New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

redrose77
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 6/23/2008 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know of anything with lupus or the related issues that could make my skin build up several layers of dead cells that require basically scraping them off every week? I ask because it is getting rather old fast. I am hoping this is something simple and I can avoid yet another specialist and diagnosis.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec


mawmaw66
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 6/24/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Where is this problem redrose? I have this on my face around the hair line and it itches and flacks skin even if I put a lot of moisturiser on it.
Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survior.
 Linda


redrose77
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 6/24/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
It is happening all over- face, legs, arms, feet, etc...
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec


Audrey Ann
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 815
   Posted 6/24/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Could this be related to sjogrens, possibly, due to very dry skin and the flaky skin that needs scraped off is just very, very dry? Sorry, redrose, I do not have much to offer on this one. I will keep you in my prayers.
Prayers,
Audrey Ann
 
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!
 


 


Lynnwood
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7017
   Posted 6/25/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
This sounds vaguely familiar -- could be be a post-partum type of thing? It seems to ring distant pregnancy-related bells deep in the fog of my mind.....

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone(was 15mg, now 8mg), Cellcept, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
Links: DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION, LUPUS RESOURCES, Donate to HealingWell, Drug Interactions


sjkly
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 2113
   Posted 6/26/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
It is definetly an AI thing wether psorias, scelederma, lupus,... anyway I would ensure that my rhuemy was aware of it immediately.
Sj

redrose77
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 6/26/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I am grateful for all the replies. I am only just starting to feel better from a severe stomach issue. It looks like the pain was only part of my vomiting issue. I seem to have picked up some kind of virus that is hard to get rid of.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec


mawmaw66
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 6/27/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I put vit.E cream on my face on the try flacking places and it helps a lot, so you might try that.
Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survior.
 Linda


cured4real?
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1944
   Posted 6/27/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose--
I have had very very dry skin all my life. Do you have tiny bumpy areas? At one point they thought it may be due to a collagen problem. My skin now is doing better, and this is what I've done. While I think it might be good to have a dermatologist look at it, this is what I do for simple dry skin:
Bath and shower in just warm, not hot or really warm water
Use shower gel soap with little fragrance and a plastic scrubby ball to apply it (I like vanilla and sugar gel soap)
After showering or bathing I use a mineral oil based lotion to lock in the moisture every night (I like bath and body works or suave "sensual"--my son likes the Aveeno products)
I soak in epsom salts or dead sea salts to soften water. Perhaps the chlorine in your water is really high now or your water is really hard. The salts soften the water.

I use a collagen based moisturizer on my face--like St. Ives and used to love this collegen and elastin gel and used it for years at night on my face. Now I'm using some cheap family dollar vitamin E cream for my face and feet, and it is working well. For wrinkles around my eyes, I would take a strong vitamin A gel cap and puncture it and spread the oil around on my crows feet. Retinol is vitamin A. It works really well, but I'm less vain now. I do have surprisingly few wrinkles on my face for my age and health, and I think my friends advice of moisturing daily, especially at night after your bath or shower, really helps, because you have eight hours with moisturizer on with no makeup. Liquid foundation can cause problems and weigh your skin down.

When things were bad, I used to put baby oil in my bath water or on my skin in shower, but it is too slippery and I'm too clumsy now and I'm afraid I'll fall, and it gets on your towels and then they don't dry out well.

Some of the skin hair and nails vitamins work well. I used to take vitamin A when I was young, but stopped when I got liver disease, but it helped my skin. I am also on hormonal replacement therapy, which helped my skin.

Sometimes bad allergic drug reactions can cause dry skin, and they can be very dangerous--that Stephens Johnson rash, so if it is inflamed it can be bad. Also, remember to vacuum and sweep alot and change sheets because the dry skin attracts those dust mites, which i'm allergic too and many others are too, and then you scratch at night and it might cause more dry skin.
Love, Marji
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn


Ducky
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 6/28/2008 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey redrose and mawmaw.. Underneath the flaking, is your skin red and raised? the reason why I ask this is it may be psoriasis.. I have this and right now, my flairs are only in my hair line.. however, it is very common to get it on your knees, elbows, back, etc.. I'm not familiar with Lupus, so not sure if this is one of the signs of it, I just saw this thread and thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.. :) If it is psoriasis (google it, look at the pictures and see if this is similar to what you have)... I used Eucerin (sp?) cream (or the Wal-Mart generic) for it.. it doesn't go away, but it helps the flaking to not be so bad.. You can also get some medicated Shampoo that is Tar based, it's called Pentax, I usually find it at a drug store (Wal-Mart used to carry it, but I don't think they do anymore).. it smells pretty bad (like tar) but you can just use it for your scalp, and wash the rest of your hair with your regular shampoo, try to leave the Pentax on your scalp for 5 minutes or so.. then when you get out, moisturize with the Eucerin or generic cream..

If you go to the doc, and they want to prescribe a steriodal cream, I have used Temovate.. that for me, worked wonders.. If I put it on my effected areas today, by tomorrow, they were noticably smaller..

Good luck to you, I hope you find some relief soon!

Sorry for jumping in here Lupus Mods, I just wanted to see if I could be of assistance! :)
Moderator of Arthritis Forum
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs/Migraines/Hypertension
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prilosec/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin/Midrin/HYZAAR/Methotrexate
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots/HCTZ

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 11:05 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,688 posts in 300,951 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151123 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Joyce Apuzzo.
309 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Purple Tulip, tennisplayer, mtm3461, Girlie, Starlight*, maria2016, ks1905, ChickenArise, Traveler, Bik31, straydog, Graytech, iPoop


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer