View Full Version : New to site dx for 2 years just got my first lupus rash

07-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Hi my name is Stacy I have known I've had lupus for 2 years and I just got a lupus rash for the first time it's all over my thighs and it itches and burns so bad dr started me on prednisone again hoping it helps soon.

07-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Hi Ssparks,

I understand how you feel. I get the rash on the front of my thighs, and it burns something awful. One trick I've learned is to put a cool wet washcloth on the area. It seems to calm it down a little, and does give some immediate, if only temporary relief. Try your best not to scratch, as it tends to make it worse.


PS-Welcome to WHL!

07-10-2012, 12:01 PM
Thanks for your advice rob I appreciate it.

07-10-2012, 05:04 PM
welcome to the whl family

07-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Hi and welcome to WHL! Hope the itching and burning stops soon!

07-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Welcome, Stacy! I'm fairly new as well, although I'm still waiting for a firm diagnosis. I don't have the traditional Lupus rash, but I do have dermagraphia. The itching can be nerve racking! I bet that Prednisone is going to help pretty quickly. Good luck, and I'm glad you have found this site. It has helped me a great deal.