Skin Problems in Lupus
Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that affects various parts of the body, including the skin. Among the skin manifestations commonly associated with lupus is “mottled skin”. This is a condition where the skin appears patchy, discolored, and uneven. In …
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect the skin, causing sensitivity and increased vulnerability to irritants. For individuals with lupus, finding the right soap that cleanses without causing further skin problems is essential. In this article, we …
Updated JUN 2023
Itchy skin can occur with active lupus rashes (cutaneous lupus). However, other causes are much more common, especially dry skin and aquagenic pruritus due to hydroxychloroquine. It is important to know the cause of the itching to …
Proton pump inhibitor-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus: Clinical characteristics and outcomes
In this post we’ll cover subacute cutaneous lupus due to proton pump inhibitors (PPI-induced SCLE).
Poh YJ, Alrashid A, Sangle SR, et al. Lupus. 2022;31(9):1078-1083. doi:10.1177/09612033221104237
- Subacute cutaneous lupus
Quick Advice Guaranteed to Help Most with Dry Itchy Skin:
- Stop using Dove and other soaps that say they are for dry skin. They are often not good enough for lupus and Sjogren’s
- Instead of those soaps, get CeraVe Cream
The Latest Research Answers the Question:
“Can discoid lupus turn into systemic lupus erythematosus?”
Dr. Don Thomas, MD
I am Dr. Donald Thomas, MD, a rheumatologist treating hundreds of lupus patients for over 30 years. Read my first blog post here to understand why I started this website and blog about “The Lupus Encyclopedia” and “The Lupus Secrets”.
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