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Hello.
I would have posted this in my other post, but wasn't sure if it would get seen or not.

You can read my info in "Lupus or Other?" if you like, but, basically, it's the red skin that is confusing me most.

I've uploaded two pictures of my face (sorry it was early morning and just had a shower, so look particularly awful as it is!)

If you go to

http://www.chrismayo.co.uk/rash.html


The pictures show off the redness, and the areas that are red, just interested to know what people think, if it looks like a Lupus rash. It looks different to the pictures I've seen, but you may think otherwise.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I've had this for at least 4 years, maybe 5, and only started having symptoms (which were said to be anxiety) 2 years ago.

Thank you.

Chris x
 

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Hello Chris
I am sorry but it is impossible to say what sort of skin problem it is. Even a dermatologist could be hard pushed to say from a photo. All lupus rashes can resemble several other conditions.
It would be best to see a dermatologist but if it clears up with steroids and only occasionally recurrs and isn't photosensitive that might suggest that it is not a lupus rash. Often only a biopsy can indicate that it is related to lupus, or might be, or isn't.

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Chris, I did look but don't have any useful ideas. Dermatology is a very big and confusing area. I remember when my symptoms started they thought the face was acne or an allergy.
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