What’s to Know about Lupus Skin Disease?

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Im not sure what I have and im really just fed up with doctor's and their stupidity. I have a terrible rash on my legs, it itches severely. I also have been getting sores inside my nose. Im weak most of the time, and feel a lot of pain in my body. The Doctor I go to is not a Doctor, she is just a nurse practicioner. I am so very tired of being sick and tired. I need answers.
How long has the rash on your leg been itchy? Have you applied it with a corticosteroid ointment?
Do you have nasal congestion and runny nose symptoms in addition to nasal pain? You’d  better have a nasal endoscopy
Have you been tested for lupus? It sounds to me as if you need to go see a rheumatologist! They will be able to help you with your diagnosis. I have been through what you are going through. I suggest you go to a real Dr. to end some of your misery. I hope you get some answers. I know the feeling of being sick and tired of being sick.
I forgot to mention that your rash could be discoid lupus. And the speed in your nose is also another symptom of lupus. You also mentioned Thatcher are tired and weak all the time, that is also another symptom.again I recommend you go to a rheumatologist where they can assist you in getting the answers you need. They can do a blood test for Lupus to see if that is what you have. Best of wishes~Deb
Hi Melissa. I think your symptoms are not specific enough. I suggest seeing a dermatologist or a rheumatologist.
The Mayo Clinic has experts in this field. Also will test everything to make they give you the right diagnosis. I was like you. I ended up being diagnosed with three different autoimmune diseases. Long story. But for at least your piece of mind, go, they will take good care of you.  Bless you & I pray you find your answers.

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack the skin, joints, organs, nervous system, blood cells, kidneys, or some combination of body systems. It occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. It is most common in women, though lupus can also occur in men. Lupus is not a contagious disease. When the condition affects your skin, it will cause some common symptoms include butterfly rash, sores and rashes in the face, and small, red, coin-shaped areas. Although there is no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms. People with Lupus skin disease had better use sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Besides, go for a doctor and the doctor will prescribe some medications to reduce pain and swelling.