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Good Cosmetic Way To Cover Up Lupus Lesions
Deramblend: First prevent progression of skin lesion with topical, oral and or intralesional medications. As it is under control derma blend can be color customized for you. If lesions are inscribe facial lesion can be improved with fractionated erbium laser, but a test area must be done first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Coping with a chronic disease is always important. There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs to be tailored to the involvement and needs of the person with lupus. The person with lupus needs to take charge. People with lupus are normal people who happen to have lupus. This should be the guideline but personal responsibility is tops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more
Excellent drug: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is extremely important in controlling the common symptoms of lupus but also helps to reduce the risk of more serious complications occurring in the future. Most rheumatologists consider Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to be an essential therapy for lupus even if other meds become necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What meds?: Coul;d be lupus, your meds, or something else. I recommend nutritional support using biotin 7500mcg, a b-50 complex, and folic acid. You did not decribe alopecia per se, but if you are sick, you are also catabolic, and hair falls out faster. Since you did not mention meds, i can't help you there. See your rheumatology practitioner to address the meds. Keep in mind, damaged follicles shed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?
EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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