This is a picture of when I started getting the rash on my right ankle that one time. The picture is not that good but its kind of hard when your twisting and turning yourself and got your foot hiked up on the toilet seat trying to take a pic :) This doesn't show the worst part of it however I didn't photobucket that one and I can't access my pics at home since I'm at work. This is basically how it starts out.
just want to say that i have that exact same picture! i have major skin involvement, rashes, sores, livedo reticularis (huge weblike rash on my stomach halfway down my legs, it is not pretty!). yes, it is just lupus stuff at least that is what i was told by my dermie. i have a whole catalog of pics. my dermie says that i am a poster child for lupus skin involvement. a week ago i had beautiful, healthy skin and now i look like a crack addict from sores that are huge and gross (the disability doctor asked if i used, lol! never in my life). the sun and flourescent lights really bring about rashes on my face, hands, arms and feet if i am wearing sandals. also, taking a shower brings "out" the rashes on my feet and makes the livedo more pronounced. it all seems strange but you get used to it. most of it is nothing to worry about but you have to protect yourself with lots of sunscreen, long sleeves and hats.
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I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, but when riding in the car, etc. I have been using that "Rit SunGuard Laundry Treatment" on the light color clothing that I wear in the car, it does seem to help some....
It is extremely cheap compared to my other meds. :) I have picked it up at the grocery store, it lasts through several laundry washings and is easy to use.