Many people with eczema find glycerin can be helpful in treating the symptoms. Glycerin is an emollient, an ingredient that helps to balance or maintain moisture levels. It is commonly derived from oils or created as a by-product of soap. These oils can be vegetable, animal or petroleum.

Glycerin is actually part of the skin

18 thoughts on “Lupus Eczema Symptoms

  1. Lynna

    Possible Eczema Case?? Or is it lupus?
    Lately, I’ve been noticing that my skin has become more and more sensitive. A while ago, I noticed that after I went out into the sun for a period of time, I developed a rash on my face. Since it wasn’t very itchy, and disappeared within a day, I didn’t think much of it. I thought it might be due to an ingredient with my sunscreen. For a time I was worried that this rash was the characteristics “butterfly rash” that many individuals with lupus get, but I have no other symptoms of lupus, and haven’t had the face rash since. However, I’ve noticed that in areas on my back, specifically where my bra comes into contact with my skin, bumpy patches have appeared. They look like small rashes, but are colorless, and NOT itchy. They feel like goosebumps, actually. I also recently developed a similar rash on a patch on my face, which is only slightly itchy, and one on my shoulder. I’m extremely confused as to what’s causing these rashes. I don’t have any other symptoms of lupus, so I don’t think thats my problem. Can individuals with eczema have small, non-itchy rashes, or are they always extremely itchy? I haven’t changed any detergents, tried any new perfumes, etc!! However, I have noticed that my allergy to cats has increased. Does anyone with eczema have similar symptoms? Or could this be somehow related to my allergies acting up?

  2. Cherry C

    I’m not sure as yet but based on my symptoms I believe i might have lupus.Is there anyone who has the disease?
    My symptoms are,low white blood cell count,low grade fever,eczema,arthritis,joint pain etc.Is anyone with the disease familiar with those symptoms(because not everyone gets the same symptoms).Took an ANA test have not gotten the results.Anyone with experience and would like to share?Thank u.

    1. Rita V

      Cherry, I have Lupus and have been dealing with it for 19yrs., It’s so compelated I’m just gonna give you a medical site to explain since it would take half the day. Go to (web md ) lots of info about Lupus, there’s two kinds but they will explain that to you. Good Luck Rita V

  3. vixen599

    being tested for lupus could i have it?
    my symptoms are:

    red rash like eczema on nose and cheeks
    high blood count
    liver spots
    aching joints
    constant ear, kidney and water infections

    does this sound like lupus?
    i’ve also had 1 eptopic and 14 miscarriages which i was told was due to sticky blood, have weight gain, sore scaly face and in mornings i have trouble walking more so if i’m cold

    1. mr.bigz

      If I was in your situation and I got a lupus diagnosis-I would consult private doctors who may offer tests and treatments not available on the nhs-The private hospital below may investigate possible infections causing ,or contributing to ,your symptoms. Lupus can easily be a misdiagnosis,if for example someone has lyme disease.
      If I had your symptoms and didnt get a diagnosis,I would head straight for the private hospital below.

  4. That Person.

    Is there a connection between lupus and pcos?
    I have not be diagnosed with anything but I’m doing some research about these conditions online before i go see my doctor. I do have all the symptoms of lupus except for the butterfly rash, though i do have full body rashes. Now i have been diagnosed with eczema but idk it just seem like from what i’ve read i should talk to my doctor about lupus. Now I have about a two periods a year and hot flashes and other issues which is why I started looking at pcos. My mom as endometriosis and there is a history on my moms side with issues like that. Is there a connection between the two or could it all just be coincidence i just don’t know if i should just ask for tests from my doctor or what. I’m really confused and kinda scared to even do the test for the possibility of them being positive for them.
    i have seen a dermatologist and they say its only eczema but i have the swollen feet and hands, the joint discomfort, the seizures (which my neuro can’t find cause) and ect. I have been tested for endometriosis and a few other thing but not pcos. What kind of test do they do for pcos?
    oy! that sounds like hell, I’m sorry to hear your mom has it that has to be ruff. I’ve had all these random things going on for the past few years, and somebody mentioned to me to look up lupus since i’ve been having the seizures which started in november 09. Oh gosh i don’t like blood tests, lol. I’m terrified of needles.

    1. twistedtart

      Find yourself a rheumatologist(arthritis dr.), they are the ones that test for and treat lupus patients. My mom has it and it can be absolute hell sometimes. She never had the butterfly rash either. Instead she had that intense tingling in her feet, legs and arms to the point where she was suicidal over it before finally getting the right diagnosis.
      They test for lupus with a blood test I think, and I have no clue how they test for the pcos you’ve mentioned.
      The longer lupus is left untreated the more difficult it is to treat and get under control. And the meds for it are not very pleasant either. One makes you crave sugar and gain weight like you wouldn’t believe.

  5. Paula

    HI, my name is Molly and I am to be tested for Lupus. What are the chances I will have lupus?
    -I am 13 years old.
    -I have been suffering from extreme swelling of the lips for a period of a couple of months now. They believed it was caused by an egg allergy.
    – My family (particularly my mother) suffer from severe allergies.
    – I had specialist allergy testing and it showed that I have no allergies.
    -Since then, my joints have begun to swell on a regular basis.
    – My fingers swell in the same manner as my lips do.
    – My toes also swell sometimes.
    -I sometimes suffer from headaches and joint pains and sometimes I lose my personality and become tired (and as my parents describe it, I become ‘flat’)
    – I have trouble sleeping.
    -I suffer from very mild eczema (so does my mother, and most of my mothers family, though they have very severe cases)
    – Today, a lymph node in my neck also swelled.
    – I have also suffered from coughs and colds, on a regular basis.
    – I was born with a slight heart murmur (my two sisters were also born with heart murmurs, my mother has heart problems, and my maternal grandmother died at the age of 34 of heart and kidney problems during child birth)

    After I came home from school and discovered the swollen lymph node, my mum took me to the doctors, the doctor ordered for a number of blood tests, including for lupus, taking into account my medical problems.
    My mum is extremely worried that I may have lupus.

    What are the chances? Considering my symptoms?

    Thanks, molly x

    1. izzy

      The heart murmur may never give you trouble. Many people have them without any symptoms at all.
      As for lupus – SLE
      Lupus is a complex disease, and its cause is unknown. It is likely that a combination of genetic, environmental, and possibly hormonal factors work together to cause the disease.
      Reading through your concise list of symptoms it does point to some sort of auto immune disease, but nobody could possibly give you a diagnosis or the odds that you might or might not have lupus.
      IF you do have lupus, most patients with SLE lead full, active, and healthy lives.

      You have obviously read all about it and your mum sounds a smart lady to take you to see your doctor so promptly. I am sure you are both worried and wish you all the luck in the world.

  6. greenteacici

    Why am I sick so much???? 12-24 times a year?
    First a few statistics:
    I am 19
    I attend college (2yrs completed) but live off campus where I rent a room with 1 middle aged woman that has 3 kids that are barely around since they are generally with their father
    I have had this problem 3 years for sure at this rate and farther back at a lower rate
    I am not a person that likes to touch my face (getting enough acne makes one quit quickly) and if I do by chance its putting a curled fist under my chin
    I am not extreme when it comes to how many times I wash my hand but when I do I do it thoroughly
    When Im sick it’s (pulling a guessing stat outta my butt but it really has got to be around there) 9 out of 10 times its the flu or flu like symptoms
    (Another ‘outta my butt’ stat) I have gotten to the point that I will randomly check my temperature, when I feel well and haven’t been sick for a few days and feel fit as a fiddle, 7 or 8 out of 10 times I still have a temperature above 100.5 F , mostly ranging 100.5F- 101.5F [After being sick I make sure my fever is away for at least 3 days w/o use of medicine]
    I am showing increasing photosensitivity, including sun induced eczema in my ears, knees, elbows-lower arms
    Increasing amounts of cold sores
    Generally no headaches, what I do get is fever, chills, aches, diarrhea
    My great grandmother had lupus and my mother has it…dunno if that may be something
    So far I’ve just done very generalized bloodwork that has been normal and am waiting for results on more extensive bloodwork
    I am not a vegentarian, I dont really like meat so I dont each much but still some everyday to try and be as well rounded on food and vitamins as possible

    So from that what are some likely things since I doubt that it’s because of not washing my hands enough or sharing things with sick people (which I absolutely dont I fear them like the plague,… or even sharing things in general, i dont do that).

    Please let me know what you think?

    *My doctor probably is not even considering Lupus since my mother and I are not ‘connected’ medical wise and Im ‘not allowed’ to mention my family history since I guess its a pain in the butt thing to be tagged as having in regards to insurance- if enough people think it is lupus I’ll probably go ahead though I am also waiting and seeing what unfolds since Lupus generally takes years to put everything together for a diagnosis

    1. Boɳɛs

      You do need to mention that you have a family history of Lupus, otherwise a general practitioner may not even think to test for it. It’s better to be safe than sorry and at least rule it out if you suspect it.

  7. ʜəɑƋɩəƨƨ нояƨеωомɑɴ

    Breast Enlargement Idea ~I’d like some feedback~?
    PLEASE READ, THIS IS VERY BENEFICIAL. I’ve spent hours upon hours reading different ways to increase breast size.
    The pills are worth hundreds of dollars, with only a slight chance of working, why would you do that? Also with breast enhancement pills, there are other ingredients in those pills the manufacture isn’t making completely known, only after doing research on different pills have I found out what is in them. Some have little bits of harmful ingredients while others are completely filled. Some are made all natural, but still have that little hint of danger, and still, are all expensive.
    Breast Augmentation is something completely different. Costing a range anywhere from $5000-$10,000. Going under the knife, leaves scars and sometimes unevenness. Would you really waste $8000 on lopsided breasts? Good idea for some, not so for others. Either not having the money, or the dangers involved. They do say breast augmentation has gotten safer over the years, but still, there is ALWAYS a danger with any type of surgery.
    Between the pill and the surgery, I’ve considered one, then the other, then back to one. I’m unhappy with the size of my breasts, and I always have. I can easily have the money for surgery, but don’t want the scars, I’m not wasting money on pills that can damage my health and have no affect on my bust.
    So, sitting and reading on what affects breast and their growth, I’ve read a few good things.
    -Estrogen is a hormone that comprises a group of compounds, including Astron, Estrada and Estrella. It is the main sex hormone in women and is essential to the menstrual cycle. Although estrogen exists in men as well as women, it is found in higher amounts in women, especially those capable of reproducing. Anyways, when you’re pregnant your estrogen levels rise, and well, your breast are noticeably larger. After reading and confirming, estrogen is the main hormone connected with breast growth. If you want larger breasts, here’s what you can do:
    Start eating different foods that have a higher level of estrogen. Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Tomatoes, and Pomegranates all have a good amount of estrogen. Apples especially. Alfalfa has high traces of phytoestrogens which is called dietary estrogens. Which means it acts like estrogen. Soy is also very high in estrogen, but a warning, soy extracts are BAD for you. If you are going to eat soy, cook your own soy, no soy extracts. Protein laden foods such as: fresh milk, fish, soy products, nuts and seafood, are also said to increase bust. Very last, flaxseed oil! Flaxseed oil is high in fatty acids and omega 3, 6+9. Very good to take for breast enhancement. And if in the end you don’t see you bust grow, flaxseed oil capsules also:
    Lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease and control high blood pressure, Counter inflammation associated with gout, lupus and fibrocystic breasts, Control constipation, haemorrhoids, diverticular disorders and gallstones, Treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea, Promote healthy hair and nails, Minimise nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling as well as other disorders, Reduce cancer risk and guard against the effects of ageing, Treat menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, female infertility and endometriosis, Fight prostate problems, male infertility and impotence.
    All the food I’ve listed are healthy, and are not harmful to your health. Also, if you plan to change your diet, as with any diet do not do it in an extreme way. Slowly work the different foods into your already existing diet, this is best for you and your body.

  8. Lover

    What kind of specialist should I see for the following symptoms:?
    I’ve had the following symptoms for a while now. My general practitioner isn’t cutting it, and I’ve been negative so far for thyroid (hyper and hypo) problems, lupus, fatty liver disease, and diabetes. I’m at the end of my rope. If there is ANYONE out there who has similar symptoms and got help, can you please point me in the right direction?

    Severe Eczema (Since Birth, better with age, worse in winter)
    Severe allergies (Since Birth) (to food like fruits, veggies, and seafood. Meds like penicillin and sulfa, lots of different trees and plants, latex, and pet dander)
    Stunted height (grew very slowly, only 5’2″)
    Rapid weight gain, inability to lose weight with proper diet and exercise (since my teens)
    Depression, and generalized anxiety disorder (Since my teens, worsens as I age. GAD was misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder for a long time)
    Migraines (intermittent, started in my teens)
    Fatigue (10+ hours of sleep per night)
    Gastrointestinal (I’ve always had constant gas. I get diarrhea very easily. Stomach aches give me severe headaches and will make me vomit)
    Insulin resistance (recently diagnosed)

    For a while, my thinking was that the depression and anxiety was causing an inability to deal with stress, which in turn caused the weight gain, and fatigue, and made my allergies/eczema worse. Then I couldn’t lose weight for the life of me, and since my family has a history of autoimmune disorders, that led to the thyroid testing. Now I’m getting this insulin problem, and my doctor is telling me that I need to lose weight or risk becoming diabetic. But I still can’t lose weight. See the conundrum? The most recent suggestion is that I might have celiac disease, but I looked it up and it seems to mainly have gastrointestinal symptoms, which I have very little of (just the persistent gas, really)

    Anyone have a suggestion? Anyone?

    I’ve had my thyroid checked. Also seen a rheumatologist (had joint pain for a while, but it was chalked up to the rapid weight gain). I also see my allergist and dermatologist regularly, they’ve been the same doctors since birth.

    I thought the allergies and eczema were just hereditary conditions unrelated to anything else until it was recently suggested that I include them in my list of symptoms to see if it narrows down my search, because apparently allergies and eczema can often indicate other disorders.

    1. MishMash

      An Immunologist would test you to find out exactly what foods and other factors you are allergic to and therefore do not eat or avoid.

      An Endocrinologist would check your thyroid out really well and also advise you about the insulin problem.

      A specialist in Bariatric Medicine is the type of doctor who treats obesity. They use dietary/lifestyle changes and exercises and sometimes medicine in their treatment options.

      However before you contact any of them why don’t you read this book extract in Google Books :

      ” The Inflammation Cure”, by William Joel Meggs, an Immunologist in America. Chapter 9 is the chapter that deals with dietary factors.

      Dr Meggs recommendations are :

      *to NOT eat wheat (found in breads, packet cereals, prepared sauces etc, cakes and biscuits). Doing this alone will stop the wind problem and start you losing weight. Alternatives to wheat are rye crackers, rye bread, spelt bread etc; oats for breakfast cereal.

      * DO NOT have dairy products except maybe pot set natural yoghurt which has beneficial bacteria for easy digestion. Alternatives to cows milk – goat milk, water or soy milk.

      * Lean red meat – beef as it is the best source of protein and iron. Once a week.

      *Oily fish for protein and Omega 3 Oils

      * Approved fruits and vegetables that YOU are NOT allergic or intolerant too.

      *Nuts and seeds that YOU are NOT allergic or intolerant to.

      *No junk food, no bought preprocessed foods.

      Good luck

  9. PTownRoses

    Could my fiance’s ankylosing spondylitis be something else?
    My fiance has many health issues that seem to point toward ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis in his back, lung problems, uveitis, ect………), he has been tested for virtually everything else it could be. I have been reading lately about Lyme disease however, which he has not been tested for. I feel like he has some symptoms that are consistent with Lyme disease and not AS – such as sinus problems, very clumsy, worsening memory problems, general worsening cognitive difficulties, ect……Is Lyme disease ever misdiagnosed as ankylosing spondylitis? I know that Fibromyalgia and Lupus often turn out to be Lyme disease, but what about his condition? He says he does not remember ever being bit but its possible since he’s been having symptoms for about 10 years……he also doesn’t remember any out of the ordinary rash, but he has pretty bad eczema, and I heard that sometimes a Lyme rash can be mistaken for eczema! Should I push his doctor to get him tested for Lymes?
    Only one doctor has officially diagnosed him, and he has been doing some things to treat it such as physical therapy, but not much impoved in lung function. I just don’t know if he should accept the first answer he got, he has never seeked a second opinion.

  10. Sabrina B

    How do I know if I have a uterine infection after giving birth and if Keflex is the right atbc to treat it?
    Hi! I just gave birth to my first child 10 days ago and had really bad complications after the delivery. I was in labor for 27 hours, pushed for an hour, and got the usual Pitocin and epidural. My OB had manually pulled out my placenta immediately after the delivery of my baby and I had not asked him to! I was hemorrhaging for the 1st 2 days. I even passed out 2 hours after I gave birth, as soon as I transferred to the maternity ward! The same night, I was about to pass out a 2nd time and my blood pressure dipped at its lowest. They had to call an emergency code and all of the doctors and nurses rushed into my room. The reason for my postpartum hemorrhage was because I had retained fragments of the placenta in my uterus and a dr. had to manually push the clot out! On top of that, I had a distended bladder and couldn’t urinate on my own, so they had to Foley cath me for 3 days. I didn’t have an episiotomy or any tears, but had a few abrasions inside my vagina. I also had a hematoma on the left labia. I lost so much blood, 55%, I became anemic and was supplemented with a stronger iron than what I was taking during pregnancy. I was on IV fluids for 3 days and stayed in the hospital for 4 days. Ever since I got home, my lochia had been getting less and less but the hematoma on my left labia became so painfully excruciating it had even turned hard even with the sitz baths I’ve been taking. It was so painful every time I went to the bathroom, to urinate or pass a bowel. Even on pain meds, the vaginal pain was so severe, I had to go to the emergency. I was examined and they told me in time, it will heal and go away on its own and the hematoma is too small to cut open and drain.

    Then today I noticed I started bleeding more and even passing big clots, whereas previous days, my bleeding was brown and very small, like dime sized amounts with no clots at all. In addition, I’ve been having extreme severe abdominal pains since this morning. I saw my OB today and he examined my uterus by pressing down on my belly and I grimaced so much because the pain was so bad. He told me it’s not supposed to be that painful at this point, 10 days after giving birth. He concluded that I had a uterine infection and put me on Keflex 4 times a day for 10 days. I’m not sure if he diagnosed me correctly since he only pressed down on my tummy and didn’t run any tests to confirm that it’s an infection. Also, how would he know what kind of antibiotic to prescribe to me if he doesn’t even know what kind of uterine infection is invading me? I know there are different kinds of uterine infections based on the different types of bacteria! I’m a new grad LVN (practical nurse) and even though I haven’t worked since I got pregnant during school, I know that I should be skeptical of something about his diagnosis! I don’t have a fever or any other signs and symptoms of an infection other than the extreme abdominal pain and painful urination/ bowel movements. The emergency department took a urine sample from me and a bladder infection or UTI came out negative so I know I don’t have that! Someone out there please help me! I just want to make sure my OB and medical team during my labor and delivery have the best interest in taking good care of me instead of killing me! I just want to be alive and healthy to raise my daughter and for my uterus to not be affected so I can have more children after this! Thank you so much in advance!

    FYI: I also have Lupus, but a mild form of it since none of my organs are affected….only Raynaud’s Disease and eczema which is about it!

    1. mgunnycappo

      Keflex is a broad spectrum antibiotic and will cover you regardless of what specific bacteria you have. He’s probably giving you the antibiotics as a prophylaxis, just in case. I would venture to say that you’ll improve over the next couple of days.

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