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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. Amit Golding
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amit Golding
Dr. Amit Golding
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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