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How to Treat Lupus?


Medical Treatment:
Generally, lupus treated using:
  • Steroid tablets, creams, and injections for rashes and kidney inflammation
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen
  • Hydroxychloroquine for fatigue and skin and joint problems
Sometimes two newer medicines are used to treat severe lupus (rituximab and belimumab). These work on the immune system to decrease the number of antibodies in the blood.
Do the following things yourself:
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • Try to stay active when you have a flare-up (try to walk or swim)
  • Try relaxation techniques to cope with stress because stress can make symptoms getting worse
  • Do not smoke
  • Use high-factor (50+) sunscreen (if you have lupus, you can get it on prescription)
  • Do not sit in direct sunlight or spend much time in fluorescent lighting rooms
  • Use a hat in the sun
  • Ask help from family, friends and healthcare professionals