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How can you treat skin conditions caused by lupus?

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Your doctor will likely prescribe a medication to rub on your skin, such as a steroid cream or gel, to clear up the problems. Some people need steroid shots.

You can also help prevent skin reactions, too. The best way is to use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, and cover up!

From: How Lupus Affects Your Skin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Lupus and the Skin."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Skin."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How does lupus affect the skin?"

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: "Lupus and Your Skin."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Lupus and the Skin."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Skin."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How does lupus affect the skin?"

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation: "Lupus and Your Skin."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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