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Can one get rid of lupus without using steroids?

Can one get rid of lupus without using steroids?

Not cure but control: There are a variety of different types of lupus. Some go away - a child born with neonatal lupus will improve when the mother's antibodies that caused the syndrome disappear. Drug induced lupus resolves most of the time when the drug is stopped. However what i call "wild" lupus can rarely resolve but it can be controlled with proper evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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Fastest way to get rid of lupus rash?

Fastest way to get rid of lupus rash?

See a dermatologist: Several prescription preparations can help you with the rash, consult a dermatologist for your options. ...Read more

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Is lupus life long disease or I can get rid of this auto immune disease after proper treatment?

Is lupus life long disease or I can get rid of this auto immune disease after proper treatment?

Can become inactive : Lupus is a poorly understood autoimmune disease which requires long term treatment and monitoring. The best results come when patients work well together. Each person is different. Not unusually, there will be periods of disease activity followed by long periods of inactivity. Many cases stay inactive and are considered "burnt out" as opposed to those that continue to "flare". ...Read more

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Do some people with lupus get rid of it, or is it forever there once you get it?

Chronic disease: If the diagnosis of lupus is correct, it is a chronic disease and may require daily therapy just like other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension for example. There is one form of lupus called drug induced lupus caused by a rare prescription drug and if the drug is stopped the lupus symptoms may and usually go away. ...Read more

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Can lupus anticoagulant be detected before a miscarriage occurs? Can you get rid of the anticoagulant?

Can lupus anticoagulant be detected before a miscarriage occurs?  Can you get rid of the anticoagulant?

Yes. Maybe.: Lupus anticoagulant can be diagnosed by a blood test, and in women with recurrent miscarriages, it can be treated with Heparin and aspirin. But not everyone with lupus anticoagulant has recurrent miscarriages. Some people may have natural protective factors. And most people with one miscarriage will have a normal work-up & normal next pregnancy. So we usually test for it after 2 miscarriages. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to get rid of the lupus butterfly rash?

How long is it supposed to it take for plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) to get rid of the lupus butterfly rash?

Give it 6 months: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) takes up to about 6 months to reach its maximum effect. It often has little or no benefit in the first 6 weeks of its use. ...Read more

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How long should it take to get rid of c diff o was in the hospital for 15 days and was treated with vancomycin and a week later I am back in the hospital in sever stomach pain again back on the vancomycin is this normal I do also have lupus.

How long should it take to get rid of c diff o was in the hospital for 15 days and was treated with vancomycin and a week later I am back in the hospital in sever stomach pain again back on the vancomycin is this normal I do also have lupus.

Cl diff: Are you on any medications for your lupus ? What the trigger for your first episode of cl diff? Was that related to a course of abx? Have you been tested with flagyl also ? Most cl diff will respond to vancomycin but there are other options. Request a consult with an Infectoius disease doc. In some cases a new agent that may be more effective than either of the abx may be needed. ...Read more

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I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

Could not help much: I am sorry to tell unfortunately ,with the SLE and pulm. fibrosis bec. of the lung scarring you have this cough which couldn't be helped much . Supressing cough with medicines like codeine linctus help in heart failure patients ,but in ur case ,should not precipitate infections by suppressing cough. If you are on medicatio like lisinopril for HTN/kidney dz from lupus , it can also contribute ...Read more

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