Malar Rash: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment For Butterfly Rash

Malar rash appears like a shape of a butterfly on the bridge of your nose and over the cheeks. The meaning of malar in Greek is cheek.  The rash is macular but not itchy. The edges of the rash are sharp.

Causes Of Malar Rash

  • Systemic lupus Erythematosus: it is a chronic connective tissue disorder and is an autoimmune disease. Almost all the major body organs are affected with the disease. Heart, lung, skin, kidneys etc. The cause of the disease can be genetic, or due to exposure to UV rays of sun, or due to some drug reaction.
    Some drug reaction can give rise to lupus malar rash.
  • Rosasea. A chronic skin disease where the persons face turns red. The blushing of face is due to the prominent blood vessels on the face.
  • Lyme disease.
  • Dermatomyositis : There is inflammation of muscles and skin.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: This disease affects scalp skin. It is similar to dandruff.

Malar Rash Symptoms

  • Rash on the bridge of the nose which is extended to both sides of cheek.
    The shape of the rash is like butterfly.
  • The rash is red or purple in color.
  • Exposure to sunlight makes the malar rash worse.

Treatment For Malar Rash

  • You have to avoid direct sunlight on your face or any other parts of body. if at all required apply sunscreen before venturing out.
  • Apply prescribed medicine by your doctor.
  • Eat healthy food and especially food rich in vitamin C. it will help to boost the immune system.
  • Take proper rest, an eight hour sleep is necessary.
  • Drink plenty of water.