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Old 05-30-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Let's talk Lesions

Does anyone else have circular raised lesions? Mine are on my fingers and although they look like raised scaly circular patches that are thick and shiny looking, they are annoying. I tried buffing them down with an emery board but now they will turn loose on the edges and peel off but then in a couple of weeks they are back again. Is this an example of discoid lesions? I really forget to mention them to my Rheumatologist, I guess I have so many other aches and pains I feel have a higher priority. They would not be so annoying if they were not between a couple of my fingers and I feel them rubbing with most everything I do with my hands. Maybe someone will have some info. The pictures online don't look anything like mine or at least I can't make them out well enough to determine for sure.

 
Old 06-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: Lets talk Lesions

Hey-- I have the same thing on the back of my hands and had a punch biopsy done. The result...granuloma annulara (not sure of the spelling). they will go away and not scar although very annoying. Doctor told me they are an immune response to something going on in my system (lupus) and nothing to worry about. I soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and lay it on them and it does seem to help them go away faster.... hope this helps

 
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: Let's talk Lesions

Goldyfm, hi. I've heard of the granuloma annulare "aint easy" just mentioned.

I had years of ringlike nonscarring lesions, so my local dermies considered everything "ringlike". They all blew it, but at least they gave me pics, photocopies from medical texts, etc. Anyway, my rash was ultimately Dx'ed by teaching hospital specialists as the annular (ringlike) form of SCLE = subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. The autoantibody found most of the time with this rash is "anti-Ro". This rash favors upper arms & torso (chest &/or back). Sunblock & avoidance is a must for me, not to mention Plaquenil, which has helped me a lot with various symptoms, not just skin.

In contrast, I *think* granuloma annular favors hands, elbows, knees & feet.

But saying a rash "favors" a body area probably means there are exceptions to the general rule, would be my guess...

Ummmm... I don't think I'd use an emery board on a rash, for fear of opening skin to infection...? For what this is worth (quite possibly not so much ), with best wishes, Vee

 
Old 06-03-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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Re: Let's talk Lesions

Thanks for the info ladies. I don't consider this a rash as it is a raised type bump of scaly looking thick skin. It does not itch or appear red. I filed them as they interfered with typing for one thing and using any precise tool such as a knife or screwdrivier. etc. I felt they almost were related to a corn but not on the feet or toes. They are more annoying than anything. Each one of them is individual and not related to the others. Maybe lesion was not the correct term to use, but it is definitely not what I would call a rash. Thanks again for the reply.

 
Old 06-04-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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Hey there-- what I was talking about is not a rash...what you are describing seems to be what I am dealing with also. Granuloma Annulare--there are lots of pics on the web although mine seem much much smaller and clustered somewhat --feel better--:0)

 
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