Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
180 Doctors are Online

Why I am having swelling and blotchy pink color skin on my finger ? I am tested positive for lupus

I ve had swelling and blotchy looking skin on my pinky finger for a couple months now. It doesnt really hurt, but is more sensitive than my other fingers. I ve tried soaking it (per the doctors instrustions) and it burned really bad in luke warm water. I have seen a nurse and two doctors asking what it is and how to get rid of it. The nurse and one of the doctors had no idea what it is. However, they both perscibed me different antibiotics, which did nothing. Then, the last doctor I saw told me its fungus (didnt elaborate) and gave me a cream. The cream has helped with the swelling but hasnt helped with the color. I had blood work done, and everything that they tested me for came out negative (except they said I tested positive for Lupus - even though they said I dont have any of the other symptoms). I have an appointment with a dermatologist today. Are there any suggestions, should I be seeing a derm or a GP? I just want any answers I can get please.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  156
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Rheumatologist 's  Response
hai ,
This swelling could be dactylitis you should get a limited ultrasound of the fingers to demonstrate the inflammation.
Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor