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uniquelythesame
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   Posted 3/25/2015 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had a question about lupus related rashes. For two weeks or so I have had a rash on my cheeks and nose, with it being worse on the cheeks. My question is, has anyone ever had the rash on their face and it peel? It looks almost like it is just wicked dry skin but no moisturizer or exfoliator I have tried has fixed it. It was a bit angry looking and the peeling look has just gotten worse. It wasn't peeling at first, just red and somewhat splotchy.

I honestly didn't even consider it being possibly lupus related prior to seeing the doctor but that seems to be his concern since that is not the only 'symptom' if it even is lupus to begin with.

I am currently waiting for blood work results since I have various other symptoms (of what idk yet) and such and just didn't know I this had happened to anyone else. I was originally diagnosed with fibro last year but am getting another referral to a rheumy because the one I had was terrible. The doc didn't say anything about I being eczema or rosacea so I have no clue what brought this on, which is why he is doing the various tests. Thanks for any input!

Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/25/2015 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The well-known lupus malar rash which people sometimes try to use as a diagnostic tool doesn't usually peel.

There are a number of other rashes that can be related to Lupus, but they don't usually appear on the face.

A rheumy is the right Dr for diagnosing Lupus, in general your GP or PCP isn't really trained in these kinds of diseases.
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uniquelythesame
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   Posted 3/27/2015 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!

Tinkerbee
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   Posted 3/28/2015 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
DLE (discoid lupus erythematosus) does appear on the face. Especially the nose and cheeks. It is characterized by red, scaly lesions. Mine started as you describe, but got worse over time. Sarcoidosis also causes a similar rash. I was dx'd by a dermatologist. Biposy can determine proper diagnosis of both conditions. Discoid is scarring so it is best to see a derm. Hope this helps.

uniquelythesame
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   Posted 3/28/2015 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! It was only slightly raised kind of like a light welt of some sort so I have no idea. I appreciate the input!
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