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Hello everbody It been awhile since I have posted anything... I was wondering if anyone has tryed dermablend to cover up your rash. I saw it first on Rachel Rays show I looked it up and it says it is good for lupus it costs 30.00 for 1 oz. My arms look so bad I try not to look at them myself and I hate for anyone to see them incuding my husband. This dermablend is so expense I hate to get it and is does not help.. Please let me know if anyone tried it thanks Charolett
 

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I would call and see if you can get a professional somewhere to show you how it works/give it a try for free before you buy it. Maybe the company will have some ideas if you call them? I have heard that it can be difficult to get it to blend in and look natural on the arms since the arms tend to change color from inside to outside. However, it would certainly cover up any rash; it just won't make your arms look textbook normal either. Maybe if you had a professional make-up person help the first time you'd learn some good tips and tricks to get it to look really good and more natural.

You haven't had any luck getting the rash to go away with treatment yet? Hopefully you have gone through all the options and are keeping any sun exposure to an absolute minimum.
 

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thank you

Thanks for your help Maia, No I have not been able to get raid of my rash I have been on meds for 2 years now.... I stay out of the all together I have tryed spray tanning, it seems nothing helps My rhemie said it some werid kind of lupus... She did help me with vitamins my vitamin D was real low and I now take vitamin D and that really seems to help Thanks again Maia
 

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Hi charolett,

:( on the rash being so bad. How do you feel otherwise? Usually with us rashes are a sign of increased disease activity. It's possible that the Plaquenil alone is not enough to control your Lupus.

There is another antimalarial you can add called Quinicrine (Mepacrine) which some here have had very good results with, when added with the Plaquenil. If that didn't suit then a low dose of Imuran would probably do the trick. I would speak to your doc about it again and ask her for more help with it.

It sounds terribly distressing to say the least but also not adequate disease control, the Plaquenil should have sorted things after 2 years and maybe more intervention is needed.

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Hello Charolet
I am sorry about your arms.
I know many people have had great success using dermablend for scar camouflage. I got some samples once on sale in a pharmacy but I decided it was too much for my very fragile facial skin especially the rubbing involved in getting it off. If you write to them they really should be willing to send you samples - google the address. They do a body makeup that lasts a few days if I remember rightly

It is much harder covering damaged skin then blemished but sound skin as with birthmarks. I believe they can also provide a list of cosmeticians.
There are quite a few specialist camouflage cosmetic brands but in my experience none come cheap. However the one I use for my face these days might suit you - it's Revlon's Colorstay. It does stay on remarkably well compared with other brands. It used to be about $12 a bottle and if you buy it as a chain pharmacy they should be willing to exahnge it if the colour isn't right.

I agree with Lily about seeking expert advice from a dermatologist. Sometimes the meds being used for the systemic disease symptoms don't help with the skin.
Let us know how you get on please

All the best :)
Clare
 
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