New possible diagnosis of discoid lupus
Hi! I went to see an allergist today about this skin rash that I have had since july, and he is referring me to a dermatologist for a biopsy to confirm his guess of discoid lupus. I have been reading some on the web and the symptoms do seem to be what I have. My question is for anyone who also has this-does sweat seem to aggravate the rash? Also, are night sweats a symptom of SLE? I have been having them on and off for a few months, about the same time that the rash came up. I have been on prednisone for two weeks, which seemed to help the rash when I was on 40 mg a day, but now that I am on 20 mg, the rash is getting worse (especially after going for a long run outside on sunday-didn't know about DLE yet, so no sunscreen or long sleeves.) Does anyone take prednisone for DLE? What works for others? I love to run outside, but I guess I am going to have to change that. ANy advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!