Patients with the red rash lesions of Lupus can use Rosacea-Ltd IV to improve their symptoms. Also body organ functions can be improved by implementing the recommendations on our Rosacea’s Cause and Cure page. Please implement our suggestions on the Lifestyles Treatment page. Simply use Rosacea-Ltd IV just as it is used for Rosacea in the application process.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose and identify. The American College of Rheumatology has developed a standard for possible diagnosis. For lupus to be considered a possibility one must experience at least four of the eleven symptoms:
- A Discoid rash –this is an area consisting of thick raised patches on the surface of the skin that may be present anywhere on the body and may possibly result in scarring. This lupus rash is sometimes confused with the rash present with
Discoid Eczema; and as such may lead to a delay in diagnosis.
- A Malar rash – this is a facial redness or rash that is sometimes described as a butterfly configuration across the nose and cheek area. It may be present on one or both sides of the face and is usually flat in appearance. The Malar rash is sometimes confused with the facial rash associated with rosacea and as such can lead to a delay in diagnosis.
- A Photo-sensitive rash – this rash is a sun sensitive reaction from exposure to sunlight that appears more severe than sunburn. This may be confused with a drug interaction sun sensitivity leading to a delay in diagnosis.
- Nasal or Oral Ulcers – the frequent or re-occurring development of ulcers in the mouth or nasal passages.
- Inflammation of joints –swelling, tenderness or pain in two or more joints may indicate a diagnosis of lupus. Because this type of inflammation can be confused with arthritis is can result in a delay in diagnosis.
- Pleurisy or pericarditis- this is an inflammation in the lining of the lungs or heart. Again this can be symptomatic of other conditions and may lead to a delay in diagnosis.
- Various types of Blood system disorders or abnormalities – this can include changes in the blood such as red blood cells which are coated with antibodies that cause them to break down and break apart (hemolytic anemia); a decrease in the number of lymphocytes, the main cells of the immune system, in the blood (lymphopenia); a lower white blood cell count (leukopenia ); or a low number of platelets in the blood( thrombocytopenia).
- Nervous system disorder – including psychotic behavior or seizures that cannot be attributed to use of drugs or medications and are not the result of a metabolic dysfunction.
- A Kidney disorder – this may consist of the presence of cellular casts in the urine or proteinuria which is the presence of excessive protein in the urine. Cellular casts are aggregates of cells, or remnants of cells stuck together which are normally present in the blood, or may be seen as fragments of the tubules of the kidney itself. Again because this can be confused with other kidney malfunctions, it can lead to a delay in diagnosis.
- A positive Antinuclear antibody also known as ANA –ANAs are present in people whose immune system is weakened causing it to be predisposed to a situation causing inflammation in the body tissues. Antibodies for some reason will turn and attack the immune system rather than work to heal and protect it. This may be the result of an overly acidic pH. ANAs that turn and attack one’s own tissues are called autoantibodies. The propensity for the immune system to turn against its own body is defined as an autoimmune disorder.
- Immunologic disorder – this is the presence of the lupus erythematosus (LE ) cell. This cell can give a false positive reaction to the tests for syphilis, or the presence of antibodies or proteins that make up the cell’s membrane or covering.
For further references about lupus, please visit the lupus reference reading room.