One of the most outwardly visible signs of lupus is what is known as the ‘butterfly’ rash that appears over the bridge of the nose and on both cheeks, and shared by about 50 percent of
the people who have lupus, according to the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center. It might not be present all the time, however, with it reportedly being more prone to appear after exposure to sunlight or right before a flare-up.
The face is not the only place that can be susceptible to rashes or lesions. Lupus can cause non-itchy lesions pretty much anywhere on the body, including the neck, arms, chest, back, scalp and legs. While rare, lupus has also been known to cause hives on the body as well.