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The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know. by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 1:58pm Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by the appearance of rashes across the cheekbones and over the bridge of the nose.  These rashes are usually red or purple in color in either a blotchy pattern or completely red over the affected area, a ... Read on »
Living with Lupus: Fact #22 – Not so beautiful butterfly rash! by Lupus Adventurer Posted Tue 22 May 2012 10:00am Living with Lupus: The malar, or “butterfly” rash on the face is present in about one-third of those with systemic lupus. This flat, reddish rash across the bridge of the nose and cheeks, is often the only visible symptom of this form of lupus.  Before I was treated for lupus, a malar rash showed up on my face many times.  As a teenager, my m ... Read on »
The Butterfly Rash by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Jun 2009 4:09pm is here again. I notice the red rash last night and the scarring that goes with it. My skin is dry. Not only on my face but also on my ears. And so the rash is a testament that indeed my LUPUS is really active. But I am thanking God because when I woke up this morning, the aches on my joints are not really severe that I was able to prepare for th ... Read on »
Lupus and Benlysta – One year rheumatologist check up with B+ Benlysta grade by Lupus Adventurer Posted Sat 04 Aug 2012 10:00am One year of Benlysta This month will mark one year since starting Benlysta infusions for my lupus.  As mentioned before, my lupus is thankfully now a milder, gentler “monster,” and my overall health has improved markedly.  Most importantly, my symptoms of central nervous system involvement and my energy levels have greatly improved.  No ... Read on »
Lupus & The Itchy Scalp! by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 Jan 2011 10:46pm Case of thee Angry Itch! Haha! Yes, that is me. A morning bi-weekly routine for me unless I want to moan & groan about the horrors of being a "itchy scalped victim"! About a few months ago I woke to find a curious rash across the apples of my cheeks and the bridge of my nose. It was a reddish hue & was so tender that it ac ... Read on »
Makeup For Lupus Rashes!!! by Lisa LaMendola Posted Sat 25 Jul 2009 12:00am Nicole Paxson began experimenting with make-up at the age of 12, but not to play dress-up—she had been diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can produce blotchy, deep-red rashes all over the skin, including the face. After years of trial and error, she has created and launched Nicole Paxson Cosmetics , a line for people deali ... Read on »
Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and other Natural Therapies for Lupus in Tampa Bay at Healthy Bei by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 2:44am We treat many patients with autoimmune conditions and create individualized protocols to get very good results treating them with a combination of acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, dietary recommendations, lymphatic drainage therapy and detoxification therapies.  Many patients come to Healt ... Read on »
The Things I Hide About my "Invisible" Disease Lupus - Part 1 by Princess Lupus Posted Fri 27 May 2011 8:59pm Lupus and other auto-immune diseases are often called "invisible" diseases because for the most part you can't look at someone and see that they have Lupus. In fact I actually just call my list of conditions "Lupus" because that's the only disease most people have heard of, even if they aren't sure what it is. I'll save my list of conditions for ... Read on »
Pantothenic Acid, B5 for Acne by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:59am Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5 for Acne by Jeffrey Dach MD Virtually everyone remembers the frustrating experience of acne with small inflamed dots called pimples or blackheads.  While some have been  spared the ordeal of acne, many others have suffered through unsuccessful treatm ... Read on »
Differences and Similarities between Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis continued…. by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 8:37am Diving back into the topic of the autoimmune disease, Lupus, I’m going to talk about the diagnosis and treatment processes that are involved. Right now, there isn’t a single test that is used to diagnosed Lupus, it’s based on a combination of results of symptoms, blood work, and the patients medical history used to discover the abnormalities in t ... Read on »