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Old 04-13-2003, 04:33 AM   #1
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Post Rashes from sun exposure

I have been trying to get a diagnosis for all my symptoms for the last year. I have yet to succeed. I get very red raised lumpy rashes on my hands predominantly and some on my arms whenever I go in the sun. they come on very badly about two days after sun exposure and take about one week to disappear depending on the severity. Cortisone/steroid cream does not seem to make it go away any faster. The dermotologist told me that it is probably polymorphous light eruption (PLE), which I have read can be the first sign of lupus. I think I have lupus even though my tests have come negative to date. I am currently being re-tested. This is my list of symptoms:

hair loss/thinning from all over
severe dry eyes (meibomian oil gland dysfuntion)
burning sensation in scalp
rashes from sun
feeling of a lump in my throat
red rash over nose (has responded to antibiotics)

Does this sound like lupus???
Is the hair loss mainly from the front with lupus (this is what I have been told)??
I would value any opinions.

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Old 04-17-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
Denise F
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Some of it sounds like Lupus. See if using a strong sun screen helps any. Try to avoid the sun whenever possible.


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