Malar – Butterfly Rash

Well, it wasn’t just one day.

My malar rash showed back up.

What is a malar rash?

A malar rash, also known as a butterfly rash, is often seen in Lupus.

It can be red, or even purplish, and can sometimes feel a little scaly. It can stretch from cheek to cheek across the nose like a butterfly’s wings and normally stays away from the nasolabial folds (smile lines on your face). It can appear as faint as just a flush, or bright red.

Here are some pictures of what it may look like:

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For me, it is one of the first symptoms I had. Mine never completely goes away, leaving my face looking a little flushed. However, when it brightens and spreads I KNOW my disease is flaring.

I have still been feeling very achy. It isn’t much fun, but I’m just trying to keep moving.

I got in contact with my rheumatologist’s office yesterday and we are going to up my Prednisone for awhile. Not really what I want to do, but I also want to feel better.

Here’s hoping today is a better day!

1 thought on “Malar – Butterfly Rash”

  1. I had no idea that rashes where apart of Lupus! I’m sure as annoying/itchy/painful as it is, I find the pictures oddly beautiful. Although I have no doubt it means you’re feeling pretty unwell! I’m not sure if “get well” means much, but I sincerely hope you feel fantastic soon.

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