By: Dr Alex Robber
We often believe of muscle pain, tiredness, sleep problems, digestive conditions and problems of the mood when thinking about fibromyalgia. However, many people with fibromyalgia also cope with rashes and other modifications in skin that can be distressing and unpleasant.
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed in as many as 50-80% of people with skin issues, including rashes. These rashes can make you feel discomfort able, awkward, or unattractive with your clothes.
Fibromyalgia syndrome is typically a red rash that can be flat or raised and hollow. Itchiness, sorrow, or a crawling feeling are sometimes present.
The precise cause of fibromyalgia rash is unknown, but researchers suggest that fibromyalgia is causing a skin-sensitive immune reaction. Histamine (a chemical engaged in itchiness and skin sensitivity) and heparin (a blood-diluent substance that encourages bluetongue) is released.
If so, antihistamine (both tablet-shaped or topically applied) may be helpful. In other cases, the rash can be an allergic drug reaction. Your doctor can assess this and either modify the drug or suggest a mild hydration cream (such as Sudocreams).
In addition to rashes, patients with fibromyalgia tend to have sick skin (which makes rashes and itches worse), particularly in their hands and fingers. Skin injuries tend to cure slowly and the sensitivity to touch and pressure are also recorded.
Another underlying issue may also appear in skin rashes: lupus. Lupus may also be called SLE because of comparable symptoms, which may be fibromyalgia.
Finding the cause of the rash is a good first step. As you can see, various causes (allergic reaction to drugs, dry skin, excessive production of histamine and heparin) need to be treated differently.
Drink enough water. Your entire body must be well-hydrated to remain healthy, including your skin. Consider a urine test: If your urine is either white or light yellow, this implies you have a good hydration instead of counting a certain amount of glasses of water you should drink each day. It implies you are not drinking enough when it’s dark yellow and need to increase your water supply.
Use the cream every day on your skin. Extra creams (hands and fingers) might need to be put on your dry regions. Select natural, artificial colors or fragrance-free creams (which also can irritate the skin).
You can use sunscreen. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater when you spend time outdoors.
Before taking any medication always concern your health care provider and it is important to be diagnosed correctly. Stay Healthizes!
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