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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex
Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids Read more

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The best medicatiom flor lupus

The best medicatiom flor lupus

Hard to answer: This question is hard to answer without knowing what symptoms of lupus you have. Some patients may require no therapy while others may require IV chemotherapy. The best medicine is the one that works. Read more

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What is the best way to treat lupus pain at home?

What is the best way to treat lupus pain at home?

Anti-inflammatories.: Granted, with a true lupus flare we generally require prescription-strength steroids to control the raging inflammation, but for now you can try OTC anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen. As well, a warm bath may help soothe some of the pain. If specific joints hurt, K you can also try Capsaicin cream to the skin of those joints. Read more

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What shaving cream is best with lupus?

It depends: If there is no facial rash issues, any shaving cream is ok. If there is a significant facial rash I would suggest the gentle use of an electric razor. Read more

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My mother has lupus. What is the best medication for her?

Type of lupus: What type of Lupus does she have. There are many types and each one has specific therapy. Also people with lupus can have multiple different types of manifestations and each of these manifestations are treated in different ways. Also different rheumatologisst may treat the same manifestation in different ways because different treatment will work. Have her bring you to her next visit. Read more

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Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Control the SLE: The best therapy is to control the inflammatory process caused by lupus. Read more

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What's the best room heater for someone who has lupus?

What's the best room heater for someone who has lupus?

Many kinds.: Avoid those with visible metal heating elements which can cause fire. Models using ceramic heating elements are safer and not costly. A built in thermostat is a great feature to automatically shut the device off when the air temperature is right. Keep in mind that all heaters dry air. A humidifier in winter is a good thing! Read more

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What do I need to know about having System lupus/sjogrens overlap synrdrome? Best tips?

What do I need to know about having System lupus/sjogrens overlap synrdrome? Best tips?

Keep moist: This is a very common combination. If you are not already on it talk to your rheumatogist about starting plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). It is important to pay attention to eye and mouth dryness. There are several over the counter moisturizers for your eyes and mouth. Using a humidifier at home, keeping hydrated, using sugarless gum (to help produce moisture), eye drops during the day, eye oint. At night all help. Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus?

What is the best treatment for lupus?

A good doctor...: After reading some of the other answers from my colleagues...
In my opinion the best treatments for lupus are a good rheumatologist; and more importantly...A positive attitude! Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus nephiritis?

What is the best treatment for lupus nephiritis?

Many!: Many options, depending on severity and your current treatment. Pulsing IV steroids at high dose, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) benlysta, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, azothioprine, Methotrexate are all options, alone or in combination. Your treatment should be coordinated by someone in rheumatology and/or nephrology! Read more

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What is the best lupus pernio treatment on the nose?

What is the best lupus pernio treatment on the nose?

Skin sarcoidosis!: Lupus perneo is a manifestation of sarcoidosis, usually seen in chronic disease. Intra-lesional steroid injections can help, as can systemic therapy. Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease that can affect many organs, but more common and serious, the lungs. This disease needs rheumatologic management. The new tnf-alpha inhibotrs seem to work quite well, although this is off-label use! Read more

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I have sle lupus what medicine is best for me because I take plenty and what kind of food can I eat?

Varied meds: There are many different meds used for lupus depending on what features of the disease you have. They may range from anti inflammatory medication to steroids and many other drugs. You really need to be followed by a rheumatologist to determine the extent of your disease and which drugs are appropriate Read more

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Best company to by turmeric capsules from? I want to take it as part of my regimen for lupus- or what should I look for when buying turmeric?

Best company to by turmeric capsules from? I want to take it as part of my regimen for lupus- or what should I look for when buying turmeric?

Turmeric: Turmeric is used as a supplement in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. It comes from the root of turmeric. It has anti inflammatory activities and is used in many other conditions. It is available as capsule in supplemental stores Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has lupus is this the best medication for her?

Not enough info: There is no one best med for lupus although Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is usually given to almost all who have systemic lupus. You give no specific information about her disease and therefore cannot receive a specific answer. You should be asking that question to the doctors who treat her. Read more

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What is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair comes out?

What is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair comes out?

Several!: If you have active lupus, your body is "catabolic, " or in a breadown mode. Your hair will not grow normally and sometimes will be shed. However, treatments for sle, such as Prednisone potentiates hair loss, and this is true for methotrexate, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, etc.

Take 5000mcg of biotin, and 2mg of folic acid. But there may be no "good" solution. Read more

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I stop taking all medications for lupus I am now only on vitamins an supplements what vitamins would be best?

I stop taking all medications for lupus I am now only on vitamins an supplements what vitamins would be best?

Lupus: Sle is a very serious condition that can cause organ failure and death. Understand possible aversion to medication but serious repercussions to stoping tx. Multivitamin ok but discuss treatment with physician. Read more

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My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy. Doesn't want to eat. Lost weight. High temp., becomes weak. What is the best medicine please :?

My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy. Doesn't want to eat. Lost weight. High temp., becomes weak. What is the best medicine please :?

Needs immediate care: If he is having fevers and losing weight this is extremely serious. He needs to be under close supervision of a rheumatologist. If he is already seeing one, have him call that doctor immediately and explain his issues. If he does not, go to the er. Fevers may be secondary to lupus but they may also be related to a serious infection especially if your brother is on a cortisone med. Do not delay. Read more

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My mother has lupus which are the best corticosteroids with the least side effects?

My mother has lupus which are the best corticosteroids with the least side effects?

Variable!: Long acting steroids taken orally will have the greatest cumulative side effects. So, Prednisone would be better than dexamethasone, if given orally. But my approach is to give steroids by giving then IV in large doses, 3x/wk. Response is quite good in a number of studies. This allows me the latitude to use the lowest daily dose after pulsing." but ho-q is the best background maintenance drug. Read more