Autoimmune rashes can look like scaly red patches, purplish bumps, or more. The appearance of autoimmune rashes will be different, depending on which autoimmune condition is triggering the skin rash. For example, cutaneous lupus may cause a scaly red patch that does not hurt or itch.
What autoimmune disease gives you a rash?
Dermatomyositis is a systemic autoimmune disease that often begins with arm and leg weakness as well as several different rashes including: a rash on the hands (Gottrons), around the eyes (heliotrope), and/or across the back and chest (shawl rash; see images at right).
Are autoimmune rashes itchy?
Autoimmune hives are red, itchy, raised bumps. They vary in size from pinhead dots to large swollen lumps. You may see an eruption of one or two hives, or many hives that form a shapeless cluster or rash.
What does an autoimmune flare look like?
Flares or flare-ups are a classic sign of an autoimmune condition. Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms which can include redness, heat, pain, or swelling. Flares can be triggered by different factors, such as stress or sunlight.
What can trigger autoimmune disease?
The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.
What does a gluten rash look like?
Gluten rash is a chronic, autoimmune skin condition that occurs in people with celiac disease because of gluten sensitivity. Symptoms of a gluten rash include a rash that looks like red, raised skin lesions/blisters, sores that look like hives, and lesions that occur in groups.
What triggers celiac disease later in life?
Celiac disease can develop at any age after people start eating foods or medications that contain gluten. The later the age of celiac disease diagnosis, the greater the chance of developing another autoimmune disorder.