Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash due to Discoid Lupus Treatment

Treatment for discoid lupus may include avoidance of sun exposure, topical corticosteroids, and medications to suppress inflammation. With treatment, about 40 percent of cases of discoid lupus resolve.

Treatment for discoid lupus may include:

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Rash due to Discoid Lupus Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of discoid lupus.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Rash due to Discoid Lupus Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat discoid lupus:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rash due to Discoid Lupus References
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