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i have discoid lupus- is there anything that will help get my rash to go away?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Cortisone crea,s: For mild cases topical steroids can help. However if it is not totally responsive to topical steroids or there is potential for scarring oral plaque nil is used. An eye exam is required at baseline ad at 6 month intervals to check for loss of peripheral vision.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Discoid Lupus: Therapy begins with the use of sun-protective measures, including sunscreens, protective clothing, and behavior alteration. Standard medical therapy includes corticosteroids (topical or intralesional) and antimalarials. Topical calcineurin inhibitors have also been used in patients with cutaneous lesions of le. In addition, topical retinoids have been reported to be helpful.
Answered on Mar 28, 2013
Dr. Amit Golding
19 years experience Rheumatology
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200 to 400 mg daily is often effective in treating and preventing lupus skin rash. Ask your doctor about the potential side effects and benefits.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014

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