How do people treat lupus?

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.
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.
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.