I have many close friends suffer from lupus and this week is dedicated to them :-).
Lupus Erythematosus Specific Skin Disease :These are scarring, coin-shaped lesions commonly seen in areas of skin that are exposed to light, such as the scalp and ears, and the central portion of the face and nose. More rarely, your lips, mouth, and tongue might be involved These lesions can produce a scarring baldness.
Lupus Profundus:This is a rare type of skin lupus erythematosus in which the subcutaneous fat is involved giving rise at at first to tender nodules that can leave, in time, saucer like depressions in the skin surface This type most commonly affects the upper arms and trunk.
Acute Lutaneous Lupus Lesions :The malar rash or butterfly rash occurs in association with systemic lupus erythematosus It may vary in degree from a mild redness or "rosy cheeks to multiple swollen red areas or plaques.
Lupus Erythematosus , Non-Specific Skin Disease :skin changes that are noted in some patients with lupus erytheamtosus but also occur in many patients without lupus erythematosus. Thus having one of the conditions listed below does not mean that there is a predisposition to developing lupus erythematosus.
Hair loss:Vasculitis:Varied skin manifestations:Raynaud's phenomenon: This is the blanching of the skin of the fingers and toes when exposed to cold and may be followed by a blue or red discoloration.
Chilblains: This is a cold induced injury that results in tender nodules and plaques on the fingers and toes.
All people with lupus have mild to extreme fatigue,people with lupus report that joint and muscle pain was their first sign of the disease. Joints may be red and warm, and may swell,Most people with lupus develop skin rashes. These rashes are often an important clue to the diagnosis,Exposure to ultraviolet light (such as sunlight or tanning parlors) typically worsens the skin rash and can trigger lupus flares,People with lupus may experience periods of hair loss.
What you can do to feel better?
Get Regular Exercise to Boost Energy, walk everyday at least for 15 minutes.
Get Enough Rest to Prevent Fatigue, sleep your 8hrs,Take time to relax before bedtime. A warm shower or bath can help.
Keeping an activity schedule for day-to-day basics can be a way to help organize your time. This way, you can plan for the things you need to do and make sure you have enough time to rest in between.
Follow this technique your life can be a little better.
Always check with your primary doctor, and if you have a friends with this sickness just be patience with them.
I do not have the sickness , and I do not know pain is thee sickness but I know how to give time to my friends and trying to understand them.
More Info please go to www.lupus.org.