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how can lupus be prevented

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lupus patients with their disease in remission or well controlled can work, but lupus patients with active disease will be having many symptoms that m ... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
SLE: Typically not unless you have a very disabling form of sle.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: One should not be getting tans as when one has lupus as ultraviolet light can trigger flares of lupus.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
You and doctor: Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus symptoms and flares. If you smoke, y ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Medications: A rheumatologist can treat a lupus patient's symptoms and help prevent future flare-ups, by using a variety of medications to suppress the abnormal ac ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): or hydroxychloroquine is actually an antimalarial medication but it is useful in treating inflammation such as found in lupus. It works by shutting of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
You can't: The ANA has no clinical significance unless the clinical picture is consistent with lupus. The presence of the ANA does not increase your risk of deve ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes but sometimes flares still occur. No drug can prevent all flares. Another drug commonly used to control lupus and prevent flares in Hydroxychloro ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin).
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Dr. Joseph Duvall
46 years experience Dermatology
Zoster or simplex: You should see a doctor and confirm if you have shingles(herpes zoster) or a fever blister(herpes simplex). If you have had shingles it is unlikely i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE ... Read More

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