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Lupus and the skin

  • What are the symptoms of cutaneous lupus? +

    The symptoms of cutaneous lupus may include a variety of different looking skin rashes, photosensitivity (where exposure to ultra-violet light Read More
  • What do the rashes look like? +

    There are a variety of ways that cutaneous lupus rashes can appear. The distinctive rash is called the "butterfly rash," Read More
  • How is cutaneous lupus diagnosed? +

    Cutaneous lupus, because of the great deal of variability in the way that the skin rashes may appear, can be Read More
  • How is cutaneous lupus treated? +

    Treatment of cutaneous lupus may include corticosteroid creams or ointments applied to the rash or lesions. If the lesion does Read More
  • How is cutaneous lupus different from systemic lupus? +

    Cutaneous lupus is confined to the skin, whereas systemic lupus may involve not only the skin but any of the Read More
  • Can cutaneous lupus turn into systemic lupus? +

    In approximately 10% of the cases of cutaneous lupus, it evolves and develops into systemic lupus. However, this can't be Read More
  • I have hair loss due to several scars on my scalp. All are about the size of silver dollars. Is there anything to help this kind of hair loss? +

    If biopsy results indicate advanced scarring on the scalp, then there is little chance of bringing back significant amounts of Read More
  • Will the drugs used to treat baldness help the hair loss due to lupus? +

    Suppressing the disease with medication helps hair to re-grow. Read More
  • Is there anything that can be done to cover the lesions (sores) that show-up on my face? +

    Yes. There are make-up products available commercially which may be helpful in this situation. Fallene's Total Block® SPF 60 Foundation Read More
  • Can lupus cause either hives or a sensation of burning in the skin? +

    Lupus may cause hives. Itching can also occur but this is not a common finding. The sensation of itching is Read More
  • What is photosensitivity and what are photosensitivity reactions? +

    Photosensitivity is sensitivity to the UV (ultra-violet) rays from the sunlight and other UV light sources. Photosensitivity reactions typically include Read More
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