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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredYes. It is important to consult a physician if you have the red/purple rash and/or muscle weakness. The sooner you are diagnosed, the sooner you can begin to work on treatment and coping plans.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
If you are experiencing the symptoms of dermatomyositis, such as muscle weakness, especially in the hips and shoulders, and a reddish rash on your face or other parts of your body, you may want to talk to your doctor. As best as you can, try to tell the doctor what your symptoms are and when your symptoms began. It is very helpful to have this information written down before you see your doctor.
Dermatomyositis can be treated, and treatments are often more effective the earlier they are begun.