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debrodg4
05-09-2011, 04:42 AM
Hello everyone, I just have a quick question. I would like to know if eczema is a type of skin rash seen in SLE patients. I have a rash that is red and bumpy on the top of my left hand down towards the end of my thumb and on my wrist. It itches very bad. Also, I am itching in different spots on my back, neck, arms, and it's driving me crazy!! Any thoughts on this would be very much appreciated.:grumpy:

steve.b
05-09-2011, 06:08 AM
i get a similar rash, on various parts of my body.
i have seen a doctor. i now use a fungisidal cream.

the itch goes away in a day or two, the rash takes a little longer.

i suggest see a doctor, if it is a fungas type of rash, it is easily fixed.

SandyR
05-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Hello everyone, I just have a quick question. I would like to know if eczema is a type of skin rash seen in SLE patients. I have a rash that is red and bumpy on the top of my left hand down towards the end of my thumb and on my wrist. It itches very bad. Also, I am itching in different spots on my back, neck, arms, and it's driving me crazy!! Any thoughts on this would be very much appreciated.:grumpy:

Think back...what did you do this weekend? Did you eat a new food? Try a new soap? Go for a walk in a wooded area or weed in the garden where all the Poisons live (oak, ivy and sumac)? Did you buy a new perfume/cologne? New clothes that weren't washed? Wash your hands with a new soap - perhaps at friend's house? Go someplace new or shower in water that wasn't yours with different chemical properties? Did you have a fever this weekend? Were you out in the sun without protective gear on your rashy areas? Do you have a pet that could have brought you one of these problems? Did you hug a tree?

So often our rashes can be AI related but before you jump to that conclusion, first rule out that it isn't some kind of normal dermatitis from one of the above reasons. (OK, the last one really is a joke but you get the idea). If you can't rule it out - go to the dermy and they will help you decide what it is.

Peridot20_Gem
05-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Hello everyone, I just have a quick question. I would like to know if eczema is a type of skin rash seen in SLE patients. I have a rash that is red and bumpy on the top of my left hand down towards the end of my thumb and on my wrist. It itches very bad. Also, I am itching in different spots on my back, neck, arms, and it's driving me crazy!! Any thoughts on this would be very much appreciated.:grumpy:Hi debrodg4,

I was told i had eczema and with furthur tests psoriasis, yes these rashes can be linked with SLE which i also have.

At the moment i'm covered in one rash over both arms and hands, then a larger rash on my legs and also a blister rash on my face, which is so sore at times and a few days ago an old rash appeared on the top of my leg it's identical to ringworm but not pronounced around the edging.

If your under a dermo specialist ask for some steriod based cream they're excellent at removing rashes within 3-4 days and while your like that avoid the sun or if your in it use a 50 block and cover yourself up besides an hat because heat will irritate it and make it flare and itch alot worse.

~Hugs to you Terri~ xxx

BonusMom
05-09-2011, 09:00 PM
I had a nasty rash in September. I was given a new antibiotic for a bladder infection and thought that I had a bad reaction to it. That wasn't the case. A z pack didn't clear up the rash. Steroid cream helped. It was 3 weeks and a higher dose of Prednisone for any improvement to be be noted.

By the time I got in to the dermy, the rash had finally started to improve. I had taken several photos of the itchy rash, which was a bit helpful, but not as good as the real thing. The dermy told me if it happens again I am to call immediately and he will get me in the same day.

Over the three weeks I had seen my rheumy, my PCP two times, ER once and finally, the dermy--all for one horribly itchy, miserable rash.

debrodg4
05-10-2011, 07:44 AM
BonusMom, did you ever find out what the itchy rash was? Just curious. Did he think it was eczema?

BonusMom
05-10-2011, 09:25 PM
Unfortunately, the dermy didn't know what caused the rash, but he was certain that it wasn't eczema. It itched like mad and it started out raised. The raised areas were rather thick at first. It last about a month when it was all said and done.

I'd had a few bilateral rashes prior to that one, either on my arms OR my legs (arms were raised and itchy' legs were not raised and did not itch). Regardless, the

magistramarla
05-10-2011, 09:33 PM
I've had that kind of a rash fairly often, and in various places. I've had two docs tell me that it's psoriasis, and one rheumy who says it isn't.
From my experience, if the raised, itchy areas become flaky, it might be psoriasis.
Psoriasis can also affect the joints, as in psoriatic arthritis.
Hope this helps.
Hugs,
Marla

BonusMom
05-10-2011, 09:33 PM
Sorry, I've got a malfunctioning BBerry and the contract is up soon.....

I haven't had a rash since the nasty one last Fall. If I should get another one, you can bet I'll be in the dermy's office lickity split!

I can definitely sympathize with you and would encourage you to take cool baths with Aveeno oatmeal as it did help soothe the itch. See your doctor as needed for relief and keep us posted.