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Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid sun exposure

The most important therapy is to avoid sun exposure by using hats and or sun screen.

In brief: Avoid sun exposure

The most important therapy is to avoid sun exposure by using hats and or sun screen.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
And that's often sufficient. "Holistic herbal skin creams" that you buy at the "natural health" store are usually the same glucocorticoids that you'd get from the dermatologist, falsely labeled. Good luck.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Skin lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where one's own immune cells attack parts of your self.
Discoid lupus occurs only on the skin, but is chronic and can cause bad scarring. It almost never evolves into the more serious systemic lupus. It can be treated with sun protection, high potency topical steroid creams, an oral medicine called plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and shots of steroid directly into certain skin lesions.

In brief: Skin lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where one's own immune cells attack parts of your self.
Discoid lupus occurs only on the skin, but is chronic and can cause bad scarring. It almost never evolves into the more serious systemic lupus. It can be treated with sun protection, high potency topical steroid creams, an oral medicine called plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and shots of steroid directly into certain skin lesions.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Diet

As part of the treatment there are reports that a oiling dairy and wheat can help discoid lupus.
Thos may not always work and may require time to see effect. Topical steroids are safe and will decrease s raring and discoloration form discoid lupus. Also be evaluated for systemic involvement.

In brief: Diet

As part of the treatment there are reports that a oiling dairy and wheat can help discoid lupus.
Thos may not always work and may require time to see effect. Topical steroids are safe and will decrease s raring and discoloration form discoid lupus. Also be evaluated for systemic involvement.
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