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Hi All,

I have a question, if you all don't mind helping me out....The weather is kind of cold here and my question is: Whenever I'm outside for a period of time (more than and hour) and I come in from the cold, my face; on my cheeks, across my nose and my chin get extremely red and start to feel like they're getting really hot. To touch my face, you can feel how hot it is. The rash is sort of raised (but not always), quite red and is in the distribution of the malar rash. The rash clears up in a couple of hours after coming in from the cold. While I'm outside, my face isn't red at all. I've been diagnosed with lupus since 1998. I've had some raynaud's in the past that only involved my hands and feet/legs. Does this face thing sound like raynaud's?? Have any of you had anything similar to this happen??

Thanks,

Gayle

p.s. I am in a flare...
 

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Hi Gayle, I suffer quite badly from Raynauds, hands and feet. I know that the tip of nose and ears can be affected but never heard of the facial rash being a symptom of Raynauds... I wonder if it is because you are in a flare at the moment.. I certainly get a malar rash more vividly then. My first flare followed four hours in the very cold a couple of days previously.. my face was pretty hot to touch when I came in and my hands and toes had definitely been affected, with Raynauds very visible. I too hadn't noticed it(face) being red or hot whilst outside... I was trying to train my labrador on a practice 'shoot' !! I assume it was all part of the disease and the start of my first flare... I will be interested to see if anybody else has any comments to make on this. I hope your flare settles soon and you feel a bit brighter :)
Take care,
Claire
 

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Hi Gayle,

Like Claire I have not heard of Raynaud's affecting the cheeks, that's not to say it can't. My guess is you are having a reaction to the UV rays. Even on a cloudy day UV rays can break through. I suggest not going out without a good sunscreen and a hat with a wide brim.

Take care,
Lazylegs
 
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