Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
The rash of lupus tends to be worse with sun exposure, may be most prominent across the nose and cheeks, and may be circular and the size of a coin.
If you have Raynaud's, pain in multiple joints and this sort of rash, you could have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a rheumatic disease that could cause all three of these symptoms.
If you do not have any of these rashes, it's possible your rash has nothing to do with the Raynaud's -- in fact, rash and Raynaud's are quite common in the population even without an underlying rheumatic disease (such as lupus or scleroderma).
But because you have several features of rheumatic disease (Raynaud's, rash and joint pain), it is important to see a physician to have these symptoms evaluated further.