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    Grrrr....malar rash!!
    lisaisweavebee posted:
    So I'm doing well on the gluten free diet ( although I'm pretty sure I would kill for a cracker right now). My joint pain has improved immensely. I've been off plaq for a week now.

    Off the plaq, I've noticed a slight return of the overall "blah" feeling and a bit of joint stiffness has returned. Nothing I can't live with. However, my stupid butterfly rash won't leave me alone!!! I have the full butterfly too - my entire face ( except the folds at the mouth/nose) and it even goes down the front of my neck and covers my ears. Burns like the dickens too. My rash comes and goes all day long. It has a habit of coming out whenever I'm in public or if I'm talking with a bride ( of course) so people stare at me.

    Why won't this stupid rash go away?!?!!! Ugh!!!

    Just needed to vent,

    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Just wanted to pop in and say - Crud!!!

    Glad though joint pain has improved, hope that continues!

    MaryConcordNC responded:
    Are you being careful to stay out of the sun? The last time I had a bad rash, I did find that Gold Bond Medicated helped the itching and burning, but I don't think I used it on my face. I did see a dermatologist for help. My family physician has also had a lot of good common-sense suggestions.
    If you are looking for crackers that not the usual flaxseed gluten-free, try Schar or Kinnikinnick - I order from Linda's Diet delites

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