Okay since I was five years old I have had the lupus rash "butterfly" rash on my face, arms, hands, and chest, and sometimes legs. As I get older it gets worse! Since I have grown up with it, I don't know any different. But at times I do get frustrated and embarrassed! The other day I was at Price Chopper and I asked the cashier where the bathroom was and she said "Are you contagious?" I was so stunned I just turned and walked away!