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Hello, Is this a malar rash? http://todaysadmin.com/face.png And

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Hello,

Is this a malar rash?

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And are these rashes on my upper arm and roof of my mouth or is this normal?
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Thank you
Hello
Welcome to the website.
Can you tell me more about your rash?
Are there any other symptoms going on?
ANy other medical problems or medications?

i looked at the pics
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, I have been having pain in my back, hips and right knee. I am frequently dizzy when I stand up, my legs turn a weird marble color when I am cold. I have a history of seizure activity. I would smell very sharp oders that were not there. They did a brain MRI which was normal (about 9 years ago). I have had 4 EEGs and three of them have been abnormal. The first neruologist said I had epilepsy, I went for a second opinion and he said he suspected painless migraines. then the Third neurologist (I changed because we moved to CT 8 years ago) also suspected epilepsy. I only have access to the latest one that she ordered:


 


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I have had sharp pains in my right side periodically for 10+ years. I had a CT scan a few years ago after going to the ER for the pain:


 


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And I have had an MRI of my back due to severe back pain that started about 2 years ago out of the blue (no injury I know of):


 


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For medications, I am on metformin, lexapro, vyvanse & lipitor.


 

have you seen a rheumatologist?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No, I haven't

Well, that would be the next person I would see.
It sounds like you have a systemic illness with the rash, pain and dizziness.

Usually this is an autoimmune disease, an indolent infection (HIV or TB), or - less likely- a malignancy

But seeing a rheumatologist, particularly in the presence of an unusual rash on your face, which could be a malar rash, is important. You need to be screened for lupus, etc..

I hope that this helped

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay, but is the redness on my arms and mouth normal or is that a symptom?

No, it is not.
And because of this, you should be checked out for why you are having these diffuse rashes.
I agree with you- something is up. And I think that you should be ruled out for autoimmune disease


I hope that this helped

Please leave positive feedback if it did :-)
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