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Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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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: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Do you have a picture?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Not sure how to send 1
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Did that send
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

any symptoms with the rash?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No just the rash that’s all
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Ok. I agree that this does look autoimmune in nature

do you have any medicine to put on it?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Was given eumovate! Does this mean I can sun bathe??
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I love the sun have never had issues in the sun before
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months 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 7 months ago.
Do you think it’s lupus??? You think I can still try being in the sun
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I thought with lupus you had to avoid sun
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

I think it is autoimmune of some type

not sure about lupus

Yes, you can try a small amount of sun

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
what disease are you thinking?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will it appear on my face if I’m in the sun?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

I am thinking something like lichen planus

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
is there a cure for that? Does it cause Photosensitivity
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

sometimes it can

sometimes it is helped with light

so you will have to see

there are cures yes

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
what do you suggest I do
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

I suggest you use hydrocortisone cream over the counter for now

and test light exposure

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
if it is lupus will that cream effect it?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

yes

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
should I not wait till I’m diagnosed
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

No I don't think you should delay your trip

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Just don’t want it on my face
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

just be careful in the sun and use sunblock

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.
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