You have been told that your skin rashes resemble lupus disease, where there is no cure.
Despite of the fact that there is no known cure for lupus disease, you have many treatments that give relief from lupus symptoms.
Lupus is a widespread and chronic autoimmune disease that mostly affects women.
If you are suffering with lupus disease, then it causes your immune system to turn against the body’s own cells, tissue, and organs. Immune system produces antibodies to fight against bacteria, viruses and other foreign organisms that cause infection.
It is fact that with the lupus disease, your immune system loses the ability to differentiate the foreign substances with the body’s own cells, organs as well as tissues and produces antibodies that attacks the body’s healthy tissue where inflammation and damages occurs to vital organs such as skin, joints, blood, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.
The reality is that lupus disease symptoms vary from person to person. No two people with lupus disease exhibit same symptoms.
The most common lupus symptoms are: skin rashes, achy joints, strange fever, arthritis, prolonged fatigue, anemia, swollen ankles, chest pain upon deep breathing, skin rashes across cheeks and nose sensitivity to sun, hair loss, abnormal blood clotting, pale or purple fingers, seizures, mouth ulcers.
If you find any of these lupus symptoms, then immediately go for early diagnosis and proper treatment, which can help control the lupus symptoms and reduce the possibility of having permanent damage to organs or tissue.
Once a lupus diagnosis is done, you will be evaluated to notice if there is any damage to your organs. However, the treatment depends upon the activity and extent of the disease in your body.
After examining your condition carefully, your doctor may prescribe you few medications. Depending upon your lupus condition, if necessary, need to undergo therapy, make diet changes as well as lifestyle changes.
Actually, there are many medications, approved by researchers, to treat lupus disease. The medications include:
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS): to relieve achy joints and arthritis in mild lupus disease where your pain is slight and organs are not affected.
Anti-malarial medication: Drugs such as Hydroxycholorquine will be prescribed to help relieve your skin rashes or arthritis.
Corticosteroids: Used for major organ involvement but the dosage will depend upon the type of organ involvement, its symptoms, and blood-test results.
Immunosuppressive agents: The agents such as azathioprine, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, and mycophenolate mofetil will be prescribe to help control the overactive but misdirected immune system.
Apart from these medications, you can follow some tricks to eliminate your lupus disease: with a lupus flare – always be careful to take sufficient rest.
If your lupus is in remission – try to do exercise for flexibility of your joints; if sensitive to sun – apply sunscreen; if your rashes continues – consult your doctor before using a cortisone cream
In these recent years, the method of diagnosing and treating lupus has changed a lot. Still scientists and doctors are working to find a cure for lupus disease. Let us hope for the best cure for lupus disease. What do you say!