Follow on question to one I posted yesterday... I've been having weird facial rash symptoms for past 4 weeks, which I'm unsure is lupus. (I have not yet been diagnosed and don't really have other symptoms, other than a "trace" pericardial effusion.) Occasionally, my face will "flare" into a burning rash that gives me a malar look, but also makes my chin, neck and ears red. I have noticed it after drinking alcohol and being overly warm. The rash lasts 30 minutes, maybe an hour max, and then fades completely. The only thing that remains is a small splotch on my lower left cheek. Any ideas? Does this sound lupus-like?