7 doctors weighed in:
How do you treat lupus?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Complicated
If you have lupus, you should see a doctor specializing in careof that disease.
The specialist here would be a rheumatologist. You may have a pcp who is very competent in caring for you, however. You may need to be followed by a dermatologist, nephrologist (kidney doctor) and neurologist. Can't give you the whole enchilada in 400 character space. (google a reputable web site).

In brief: Complicated
If you have lupus, you should see a doctor specializing in careof that disease.
The specialist here would be a rheumatologist. You may have a pcp who is very competent in caring for you, however. You may need to be followed by a dermatologist, nephrologist (kidney doctor) and neurologist. Can't give you the whole enchilada in 400 character space. (google a reputable web site).
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Angus Worthing
All patients with systemic lupus should get Plaquenil, unless there is an allergy, and it should be monitored. Other medicines may be needed for pain, rashes, or other issues. Keeping healthy with exercise, preventive care including vaccines is important. Agree with rheumatology referral.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Each person differs
The treatments are designed according to what type of lupus a person has.
There are many types of symptoms and signs people with lupus can have and treatment for such areas as the skin, the kidney, the heart, the lungs, the neurologic system, the joints and so forth. Each person with lupus is a normal person who happens to have their own individualized lupus requiring individualized therapy.

In brief: Each person differs
The treatments are designed according to what type of lupus a person has.
There are many types of symptoms and signs people with lupus can have and treatment for such areas as the skin, the kidney, the heart, the lungs, the neurologic system, the joints and so forth. Each person with lupus is a normal person who happens to have their own individualized lupus requiring individualized therapy.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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