Skin Lesions with SLE
I am hoping somebody has some insight on this. I keep forgetting to ask my rheumatologist about it:
I have SLE and for the past 5 or 6 months I have been getting skin lesions on my upper arms. They are mostly flat to my skin and roundish, and between the size of a dime and nickel. They get scaly and dry and then flake off after about a week. Then I am left with a bleached out scar in its place.
These are only affecting the area between my shoulder and my elbow, a part of my body that has not seen the sun since these started. I wouldn't be so concerned except that they seem to be permanently bleaching my skin even whiter than it already is.
I am photosensitive but like I said my upper arms are always covered. So I don't get it. Has anybody else had similar problems? If so, is there anything I can do to help with the scars?