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I have a rash on my thigh my bloods were negative for lupus

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I have a rash on my thigh my bloods were negative for lupus but my biopsy says it could be linked with lupus I’m due to go on holiday next month and can’t see my dermatologist till the end of June
Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: It’s been fine
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No my mum has lupus tho
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

Do you have a picture?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Not sure how to send 1
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Did that send
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

any symptoms with the rash?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No just the rash that’s all
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

Ok. I agree that this does look autoimmune in nature

do you have any medicine to put on it?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Was given eumovate! Does this mean I can sun bathe??
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I love the sun have never had issues in the sun before
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

I would be very careful

your first day or two there just get a small amount of sun and see how it reacts

sun helps some of these conditions

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Do you think it’s lupus??? You think I can still try being in the sun
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I thought with lupus you had to avoid sun
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

I think it is autoimmune of some type

not sure about lupus

Yes, you can try a small amount of sun

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
what disease are you thinking?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Will it appear on my face if I’m in the sun?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

I am thinking something like lichen planus

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
is there a cure for that? Does it cause Photosensitivity
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

sometimes it can

sometimes it is helped with light

so you will have to see

there are cures yes

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
what do you suggest I do
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

I suggest you use hydrocortisone cream over the counter for now

and test light exposure

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
if it is lupus will that cream effect it?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

yes

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
should I not wait till I’m diagnosed
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

No I don't think you should delay your trip

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Just don’t want it on my face
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 days ago.

just be careful in the sun and use sunblock

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 days ago.
Thanks for this question. I strive for 5 star services for all customers. If you have more questions, just reply :)