For those affected with lupus dermatitis, the skin is the most common body part affected. The symptoms associated with SLE dermatitis vary depending on your type and degree of the disease. These symptoms include rashes and blisters on the skins as well as itching and scarring. When the rashes evolve, the skin might swell and result in more symptoms.

The allergen is the main carrying agent of lupus dermatitis. The contact of allergen with any body part including the skin is the main cause of symptoms listed above. These symptoms are not only limited to the skin but might progress to the neck, wrist and foot among others. In some rare cases, the genital areas might be affected with rashes. This type of symptom usually occurs when the severity of the disease is high.

Despite the fact that symptoms related to lupus dermatitis may appear differently, some of the most frequent symptoms include dryness and itchiness around the skin and other body parts. Some of these other body parts can include the wrist, face, and the knees.

In some rare cases, organs such as the vesicles can be affected. The signs to look for are red and circular bumps. These bumps are sometimes evenly distributed or spread around the upper and lower body parts including the elbows, scalp, and knees.

Lupus dermatitis might manifest itself as seborrheic. That is itching on the skin and other body parts tend to be acute. The symptoms of that type of lupus may manifest themselves in the form of dry spots on the scalp which might result to hair loss. The most severe cases of seborrheic lupus manifest themselves as pimples on and around the nose as well as on the chest.

 

Dermatitis Lupus Treatment Strategies

 

Dermatitis lupus commonly affects the skin in the form of rashes. These rashes might migrate to other sensitive body parts if no proper treatments are applied. The best treatment option for that type of lupus should be tailored to meet the patients’ needs and degree of advance of the disease. In most cases, the treatment options should corticosteroids creams and other gels in order to treat common rashes.

Avoiding allergens and other irritants that are responsible for skin lesions is one aspect to consider. The most severe types of dermatitis might require the intake of oral corticosteroids in order to reduce the pain caused by dermatitis symptoms. Antihistamines should be considered for the treatment of the most severe form of itching.