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   Posted 2/25/2013 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just wondering if anyone else has had changes in the color of their cheeks.  I don't have the butterfly rash but right below my cheekbones my skin is very blotchy.  When my face gets red, the areas below my cheekbones is a spotty red or not red at all.  I use a very good moisturiser and skin cleanser so my face is not dry.  I am wondering if this is a change related to the UCTD.  Any input would be appreciated.

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   Posted 2/25/2013 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
This is very common, particularly if you are taking Plaquenil. I found once my lupus started behaving better it happens a lot less frequently.

It happens more often if I get hot or am exposed to the sun. I consider it part of the photo-sensitivity of lupus, as my arms do the same thing!

I think some people try to manage it with concealer, but for me my skin has always been a bit sensitive so I just do my normal everyday stuff.

Best wishes,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 2/25/2013 11:53:23 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/25/2013 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Lynnwood!!

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   Posted 2/25/2013 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
My face goes through so many different changes:
dark circles under my eyes
sometimes a mix of all of them.

Just call me chamilion face. LOL.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

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   Posted 2/26/2013 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL! I know what you mean--something is always popping up!

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   Posted 2/26/2013 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the same thing and it can be frustrating.  Sometimes these blotches seem to appear out of nowhere.  I do take Plaquenil and it has changed my facial skin.

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   Posted 2/27/2013 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have blotchy skin over my face. Sometimes it’s very irritating to see such discoloration.

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   Posted 2/27/2013 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Funny u should mention this....I have developed some weird blotches, but then they turn into little bumps and as I sit watching tv I rub, scratch them and before u know it I have a sore therevand then a scab...grrrr. I now have several of them on my face now and I feel like a teen getting zits! They look terrible, but ya know I guess I should not be surprised as the rest of my skin is getting strange changes too. My arms are very blotchy, skin is thinning(arms), and I have all these "bumps"....like little nodules all down my arms. YUK! I guess if that was the worst I couldn't complain too much, but geez...always seems to be something popping up ya know? I meant to say that I don't have an actual butterfly rash, but I get 1/2 of one...lol. Just on one side of my face and it is on fire when I get it? Good luck...

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   Posted 3/5/2013 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I get red on my cheeks and my chest and it feels like I'm on fire!  This happens especially in the morning after drinking about a 1/2 cup of coffee - and my coffee is not that hot.  I also get all flushed after taking a warm shower and the redness will last for hours!  Hmmm....up until now I didn't associate it with Lupus but after reading this - it totally is!  I also sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with hot flashes too.  I used to think it was a pre-menopause thing, but I really think it's a Lupus thing.

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   Posted 3/5/2013 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
yes I have been trying to figure out whether all my changes are from pre-menopause too--things are changing and I don't think the doctors can always tell me what is related to what! guess it's a waiting game for me.

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   Posted 5/31/2014 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I used go have beautiful flawless skin not to brag now it's bad blotchy red n purple clustered blotches on cheeks and jaw line can't understand why it's always there though
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