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Hi everyone,

For those of you who have had the malar rash, would you kindly describe how it is when it FIRST starts to appear on your face.

Thanks for your input and your support too.

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Hi Karol,

Picture a butterfly with it's wings open glued to the bridge of your nose in a light red. That is what mine looks like. It is not raised.

I have seen others that are quite different. The following pictures might help.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/imagepages/2507.htm

http://www.zhub.com/pathology/listings/16.html

http://www.images.md/users/image_vi...p=2&tf=119&showstyle=1&pagesize=12&contribid=

http://www.healthy-skin-guide.com/rosacea-a-symptom-of-lupus.html

Take care,
Lazylegs
 

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Hi there Lazylegs and thanks for the links.

I have seen pictures of the rash but I am trying to see if I can get people to describe it in words. Especially when it first starts out, in the beginning.

From what you have said I know it is flat, not raised, but can you describe in any more detail?
 

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mine sits ON TOP of the skin, rather than being a discolouration of the skin, if that makes sense.

I get vasculitic rashes too, but they tend to be spotty. Not sure if this makes sense, it is really hard to describe a rash with words !

hth

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Hi Karol,
my rash is a rash that goes over the cheeks and does actually look like a rash around the edges, the edges aren't solid lines they do look like the edge of a rash, after exposure to the sun my rash becomes raised and more sore, sometimes itchy aswell, it also get worse sometimes when my symptoms are worse. Yes after long sun exposure it raises up from the skin and you can feel the skin is rougher and where it is raised.
I didn't really know it was the malar rash until i had an episode of it raising up after sun exposure although i did suspect it. Then it was diagnosed by my rheumy as a malar rash when he saw it.

Good Luck

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Cassie :)
 

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Thank you ladies. I appreciate your input here.

I hope your both well and enjoy your weekend.:wink2:
 

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Hi Karol from Canada

My rash is in the form of a butterfly on my face but it is more of a hyperpigmentation (dark patches unevenly margined) rather then a red rash. Im not sure if this is because I am olive skinned or if this is the result of the lupus rash when it tames down and leaves its mark. Leanne
 
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