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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used?

Hydroxychloroquine . There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes. Read more...

My face is scared both cheeks and nose, from a steroid cream a doctor gave me. I have been diagnosed with discoid lupus. These scares on my face are rough scaley and have a white pusy substance almost like a pimple under my skin. I am desperate. I feel

I . I agree. It is very important that you follow up to be managed properly and wear a sunscreen consistently since ultraviolet light can flare lupus. Read more...
I . I think the most important thing for you to is to try to control the discoid lupus in order to prevent the formation of new scars. It will involve close follow up with your dermatologist as well as the constant tweaking of a topical and possible systemic regimen of medications. The typical management is with topical steroids and sometimes oral antimalarial medications. You should have sunscreen on hand at all times in the least. It is likely that your scarring is more from the discoid lupus than the steroid. Read more...

Hydroxychloriquine, can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE?

NO. Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE or SLE. Read more...