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Has anyone had any experience with this? Other facial rashes aside, I have symetrical white patches on my cheeks. It doesnt cause me any problems as such because I am quite light skinned (milk bottle) so I can easily hide with foundation if required. No pain either. I am just interested as I am doing my rheumy list for my first apt and i came across vitiligo which sounds like what i have but it also says its an auto immune disorder, so just thought i would ask you all if anyone has such a rash.:wink2:

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I developed a spot of this on my arms; it is associated with autoimmune disease. It's definitely worth mentioning to your doctor. There are other causes too. There is some treatment for it if you start it early but I'm not sure what the effectiveness is...
 

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Lou,
I have the red rash so sorry can not help you. I hope your visit goes well and let us know what happens.
 

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Hi,

I would include it, my Lupus doc diagnosed me with it, it's all over my back and a few bits on my arms. Like you I am fairly fair skinned so it's not a big problem. He told me it's an autoimmune skin disease, not related to Lupus but when you get one you can get others ;) don't we know it :lol:

Good luck with your appt.

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My Father had vitiligo. It is definitely significant in auto immune terms. Glad you are able to hide yours. My Father's was very bad. Face, arms. hands and legs. He was very dark skinned so it looked a mess and he was very self conscious.
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LOU;539492 said:
Has anyone had any experience with this? Other facial rashes aside, I have symetrical white patches on my cheeks. It doesnt cause me any problems as such because I am quite light skinned (milk bottle) so I can easily hide with foundation if required. No pain either. I am just interested as I am doing my rheumy list for my first apt and i came across vitiligo which sounds like what i have but it also says its an auto immune disorder, so just thought i would ask you all if anyone has such a rash.:wink2:

Hope you are all well

Lou :)
Lou, I haven't been on here for awhile so I'm late in replying...but yes, I have vitiligo. I started having various skin problems about 20 yrs. ago... rashes, sores, hives, you name it. THEN... I started getting these little white spots here & there. I thought it was scars from the reoccurring sores ( which I STILL have).... but the spots didn't go away. They began to widen out... bigger & bigger. I'm naturally a medium-dark skinned person that could tan smooth & easily. But the white patches just kept spreading.... my arms, legs, hands, feet, face.... everywhere! Over a period of about 10 yrs. I lost all my pigmentation. Today, I'm chalky white with a few small brown patches on my cheeks. I cover them with concealer & makeup. I have to wear long sleeves yr. round, a hat, sunglasses, use sunscreen... and be very careful not to get a sunburn. If the sun burns my neck, I get a hot, itchy rash that pretty much has to have prednisone to get relief. As far as the vitiligo, I tried some really expensive pills once... but they were a total waste of $$. There's nothing they can do about it. You just have to live with it, or so the case has been with me. At least it's only cosmetic.... not painful or itchy... just ugly and high risk for skin cancer if you don't avoid the sun.
I have mild lupus...and who knows? mabe this vitiligo is a by-product of the lupus. I hate the way I look.... but it's nothing compared to the terrible headaches and fatigue and gastritis and respiratory problems that I also have.
Mabe your Dr. can tell you something more about the vitiligo. Best of luck to you. Sherry
 

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weird stuff goes on.;););) My skin looks like I have a tan dont know if its down to the meds or Dx I also have white patches on my legs
dixy
 
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