Facial rash but not the usual Butterfly

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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Since I've had Lupus and Rheumy for 35 years, I thought that I have seen most of the problems but I was wrong. Lately I have an extended facial rash but it's not acne and it covers a much larger area that a butterfly. It doesn't itch but it is annoying.
My rhemy says its not Lupus but it probably was caused by it. Comments please.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
I don't have the classic butterfly rash either. Never have. In fact I don't have a lot to tell you about your rash.  I don't have a lot of skin involvement.  Is the rash raised off your face or does it look like you have rosey cheeks?
I hope someone with more experience will stop by to answer your questions.
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   Posted 12/30/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Some what raised but I tried Benedryl (?) yesterday and that seems to be working until I see my primary tomorrow.


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   Posted 12/31/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I find that when I have a red face rash that is slightly raised it is my skin reacting to some mild irradiation - stress, heat, cold, wind, fluorescent lights, whatnot. It is part of my lupus -- lupus makes our immune systems overreact to things, causing inflammation (ie the raised part).....

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   Posted 1/2/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My primary gave me an antihistimine to rule out steriod based rash. I take one pill at bedtime. It seems to be working but I'll know better after 5 days.

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