I am new here. I have been referred to a rheumatologist based on a positive ANA and signs n symptoms, and just the other day Lichen Sclerosus confirmed by biopsy which I suspect I had from age 8 or 9.
Since a recent symptom flare I have developed red skin pretty much all over, like i have too much histamine in my system. Just light pressure makes my skin very red and flushed and then it fades. If I scratch I have flat red welts that last a good while. It is mainly on my face neck chest stomach thighs arms and hands. My hands tend to get puffy apart from arthritic stiffness but doesn't seem like raynauds. My skin gets blotchy if hot like after a shower so am having cooler showers. I don't have any rashes or spots or pustules but a bit of seborrheic dermatitis around my nose and chin, very mildly.
I normally have such pale clear skin. It doesn't seem aggravated by spicy food or wine, but occasionally I flush in the face if very anxious. It might be rosacea but it is all over me not just my face and my understanding is that it usually affects your face and chest only sometimes and is characterised by pimply lesions.
My skin is a bit irritated and itchy but no sign of any cause visually. Not even that dry.
Is this common??? Weird?? Lol! Any ideas? Thanks!