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  • Posted By: vikjust22
  • August 10, 2009
  • 06:27 AM

i have for the last 18 months had a red marking come over my face, which other people compare to looking burnt, this started just over the nose and onto the cheeks, and of late has covered my cheeks, nose and I can feel it on my chin and into my neck, this is very hot and embarrassing.
This seems to be accompanied by a rash that appears on my torso and buttocks, which is very itchy and looks like a welt.
There has been a remission of sorts, that lasted around 3 months, but has come back, and has been occurring for the last couple of months again.
I have had thyroid tests, which came back negative.
Does anyone have an idea of what this is? I did think of Lupus, but if the thyroid is normal then I dont think that is the answer.

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  • Just a thought but could it be psoriasis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2009
    • 05:05 PM
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  • First, I recommend seeing a dermatologist if you haven't already. Second, I knew a man my dad worked with years ago who we used to jokingly call "Johnny Appleseed" because his name was John and his face was always red. It was all in good fun and at the time we (including John) thought it was from the amount of time he spent in the sun (he was very athletic) but it wasn't until a couple years later that I remember hearing he had been diagnosed with something that actually explained his perpetual red face and it had nothing to do with his time in the sun. I'll try to contact my dad to see what it was he was diagnosed with and get back to you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2009
    • 06:57 PM
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  • Have you ever had allergy testing done ?Might be an allergy to food or some chemical that's only just started to bother you now?? Just a brief thought anywaySamanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2009
    • 11:31 PM
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  • Lupus doesn't necessarily show up on a thyroid test, the way to rule it out is to have a series of blood tests run by a qualified rheumatologist.However, this sounds more like an allergy to something, because lupus rashes don't normally itch. A dermatologist would probably be more helpful in your case. If the rash comes and goes, take pictures to bring with you in case you don't have a rash when you see the doctor.Jade
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2009
    • 03:37 PM
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