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what do you recommend for systemic lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
See rheumatologist: It is critical to see a rheumatologist, who can determine if it is lupus, if it actually compromises your health, what body systems are affected and if treatment is needed, to tailor the treatment to the risks they present.
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Check into your diet. A growing body of information is showing that diet can be associated with lupus and multiple autoimmune conditions.
Jan 21, 2014
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Drugs & prevention: All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic. It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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