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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be ... Read More
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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Preferably: While there is no direct correlation between the the diseases, it is advisable not to take such medications.

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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Fair: Every person is a different element that we have to figure out what works best for your body. You might have to try a few different medications before ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Chronic changes: Discoid lupus can heal but it can take a long time - weeks to months because the skin has been injured. It is hard to be patient. Talk to your derma ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
25 years experience Rheumatology
Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Any dermatologist can manage, but not cure, common discoid lupus. You already know to avoid sunlight. Topical or intralesional glucocorticoids have be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Exam is best: The sores with pale center and dark rim, uneven scales / crusts are usually easy to diagnose on physical exam by a general physician; any dermatologis ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Discoid lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that is unlikely to resolve spontaneously.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Milder form of lupus: Discoid lupus is a milder form of lupus erythematosus, that affects mainly the skin. However, classical lupus may present as skin lesions and progres ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Scarring rash: Lupus affects in the skin in discoid lupus and in some cases of sle. There is redness usually on the cheeks, nose , possibly ears and scalp. It can sh ... Read More
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