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My "appeared overnight" rash was diagnosed as henoch schonlein purpura and confirmed by biopsy. Do you agree there's no prevention, treatment or cure?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No prevention but...

The vast majority of henoch-schonlein purpura resolves spontaneously, and recurrence is unusual.
Should an abdominal pain develops, steroid can be of help. Renal complication manifested as hematuria requires follow-ups but generally carries a good prognosis.

In brief: No prevention but...

The vast majority of henoch-schonlein purpura resolves spontaneously, and recurrence is unusual.
Should an abdominal pain develops, steroid can be of help. Renal complication manifested as hematuria requires follow-ups but generally carries a good prognosis.
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Dr. James Ferguson
I've read of a rare connection with group A strep in some cases so I swab & get a titer.Otherwise I follow Dr Parks plan.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The cause of hsp is poorly understood (there are theories, but no clear answer), and there are no direct treatments other than symptomatic relief at this time.
The spontaneous recovery time is very short for most sufferers, and any treatment appears to be worse than the disease.

In brief: Yes

The cause of hsp is poorly understood (there are theories, but no clear answer), and there are no direct treatments other than symptomatic relief at this time.
The spontaneous recovery time is very short for most sufferers, and any treatment appears to be worse than the disease.
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally no

While there is no actual treatment for the rash of hsp, there can be side effects in other areas of the body such as the kidney or intestines.
Sometimes these other issues that arrise from hsp will need to be treated based on what happens. I would recommend close follow up with your doctor for any worsening or unusual symptoms such as abdominal pain, blood in your urine, joint pain, etc.

In brief: Generally no

While there is no actual treatment for the rash of hsp, there can be side effects in other areas of the body such as the kidney or intestines.
Sometimes these other issues that arrise from hsp will need to be treated based on what happens. I would recommend close follow up with your doctor for any worsening or unusual symptoms such as abdominal pain, blood in your urine, joint pain, etc.
Dr. Pamela Moore
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