Do You Know the Signs of This Skin Problem - Lupus

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Dr. Purushothaman
January 1, 2018

Lupus can show up in different forms from person to person. It can be in the mild form for some, while very severe for others. So as to diagnose lupus, which is an autoimmune disease, we need to understand the major symptoms, so that it can be of some help to us. Various body conditions make the symptoms differ in each person. Lupus gives early signals, but there are chances that it can affect all of a sudden. People with lupus can lead a healthier life if they make sure to understand and take precautions while having the symptoms mentioned below.

Low fever

While having a low grade fever, people tend to neglect and stay at home without choosing any kind of medical treatment. A major symptom of lupus is low grade fever. This can recur. If you are having low grade fever, it would be better to consult a doctor at the earliest. Low grade fever might not be a sign of lupus, but checking with the doctor would be a better option.

Unbearable joint pains

Lupus will lead to inflammation. As a result, one will experience extreme pain in the joints. This symptom might not be related to lupus too, as arthritis too has the same symptom. For confirming the disease, you need to consult your doctor. The joint pain in lupus is very dangerous as it is caused by inflammation and it can cause permanent damage. Healthy living is possible if you check for the symptom and take the needful steps accordingly.

Rashes with butterfly shape

The most common among the symptoms of Lupus is that the person suffering from Lupus will be having rashes. Such rashes appear all of a sudden on the nose, the cheeks or anywhere on the skin that is open to sunlight.


Fatigue is a mild symptom experienced by those who are affected by lupus. They often feel tired and tend to take occasional naps. This can be taken care by doing your regular activities in an active mode. This will be a bit difficult on the body as it is in need of rest. Taking naps now and then will make you wake up at night, which is not good at all. Experiencing fatigue can actually be disturbing as it will act as a distraction from what you do normally. The level of fatigue also differs from person to person. If it affects you in a really bad way, then you need to consult a doctor at the earliest.

Lesions that are itchy

Lupus also gives itchy lesions on the body apart from the butterfly shaped rashes that are found on the exposed parts of the body.


Dryness of mouth, eyes and the vagina is common in those who have lupus. The dryness is actually due to the gland problem caused as a result of lupus. Tear glands do not produce tears. Saliva too is not produced in the right way.

Hair loss

The inflammation in the scalp in lupus affected people will result in hair loss. This is called lupus hair. Hair either loses in clumps or it simply thins up. This is the same case with the hair in the beard, eyelashes, eyebrows and body hair. Hair breaks up fast since it loses its previous original strength. Hair loss can be treated, but sometimes it becomes permanent as a result of the lesions found on the skin where the hair grows.


The symptom of the condition called Nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys. As kidneys play a major role in the body, the problems of the kidney are very high. When inflammation happens in the kidneys, the wastes as well as the toxins in the body are not filtered. Early symptoms are not noticed at all. But the frequent urination during night hours as well as the traces of blood in urine has to be taken into account and checked immediately without any fail. High blood pressure and swelling of the feet are the other symptoms of Nephritis.


As a result of the pulmonary inflammation, you will experience breathlessness. The swollen lungs make it hard for you to breathe properly. This causes the shrinking lung syndrome, which is a condition where there is shrinking of the lungs.

Other symptoms

Some other symptoms of lupus are sores in the mouth, brain fog, chest pain, brain fog, pulmonary system inflammation, blood clotting, abdominal pain, ulcer the stomach, acid reflux, digestive problems and blood flow issues. Taking into account these symptoms, and following the health care tips, you will be able to stay healthy even with lupus.

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