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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Less sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Scarring: The individual lesion will scar and leave discoloration. He needs to be evaluated to determine if ot os limited to skin only. This will require blood ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Scarring: I am not able to answer why your husband does not wish to see a doctor. Discoid lupus usually affects the skin of face and scalp. The lesions may en ... Read More
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Discoid lupus: Fortunately only about 5% of patients with discoid lupus (dle) go on to develop systemic lupus (sle). However dle can be disfiguring. I would certainl ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
It Depends: Hi Theresa905, According to drugs.com Hydroxychloriquine is used for SLE and Rhematoid Arthritis. As you know it is also used for Malaria treatment. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Oral agents best: Lichenoid lupus refers to a specific type if rash sometimes photosensitive, which is oftern red and raised. It occurs between the dermis and epidermi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Discoid Lupus (DLE): DLE is a chronic cutaneous autoimmune skin disorder characterized by DLE cerythematous-to-violaceous, scaly plaques with prominent follicular plugging ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
51 years experience Dermatology
Lupus: There should be no problem having laser hair removal if you have discoid lupus.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Skin only: Discoid involves skin only but 5 per cent have systemic lupus which can affect almost any organ with common involvement as arthritis, swelling, and i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Traditionally 5 per cent of the time , but the numbers vary depending on the series of patients chosen and time interval they were followed, .
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Pets & discoid lupus: The only connection between having a pet and discoid lupus is that if you need to take your pet out for walks, you need to use an excellent sunscreen ... Read More
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