Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores, most of which will appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, ears, neck, arms, and legs. Our dermatology specialists are skilled at tailoring medication options to treat each patient’s specific symptoms.


Symptoms of lupus include:

  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun expose
  • Butterfly shaped rash that covers the cheeks and bridge of nose.
  • Joint pain, stiffness, swelling
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Mouth sores

Patients with Discoid Lupus could have scaliness and large red, circular rashes which sometimes scar. A “bullous” lupus rash which is the development of large blisters, is uncommon yet serious.



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Treatment of lupus depends on your signs & symptoms.  Medications include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Antimalarial drugs
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Biologics

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