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How do people treat lupus?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Meds & prevention

All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic.
It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.

In brief: Meds & prevention

All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic.
It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Meds & prevention

All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic.
It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.

In brief: Meds & prevention

All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic.
It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: MANY ANSWERS

This is a question that really requires an evaluation by a rheumatologist.
The treatment of lupus depends on the patient's symptoms, physical findings, and lab test findings. All of these go into making a treatment plan. Treatment can be simply sun protection, anti-inflammatories, steroids, and to agents that include chemotherapy type drugs. Again a rheumatologist is needed to answer this question.

In brief: MANY ANSWERS

This is a question that really requires an evaluation by a rheumatologist.
The treatment of lupus depends on the patient's symptoms, physical findings, and lab test findings. All of these go into making a treatment plan. Treatment can be simply sun protection, anti-inflammatories, steroids, and to agents that include chemotherapy type drugs. Again a rheumatologist is needed to answer this question.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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