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How to Manage Itchy Rash for Lupus Patients

2013-09-21 17:05

How to Manage Itchy Rash for Lupus PatientsLupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a systemic autoimmune disease. Skin is the region involved easily in Lupus, so many Lupus patients complain of itchy rash in their skin. This uneasy symptom makes them urgently find out how to manage itchy rash for Lupus patients.

The treatment should depend on the cause

Lupus or SLE results from abnormal immune system. Normally, immune system fights off dangerous infections and foreign substances (antigens) by producing correct amount and type of antibodies. During this process, antibodies combine antigens to form immune complexes. Then, our circulatory system can remove immune complexes from the body.

When the immune system attacks its body, produces excess antibodies or immune complexes can’t be eliminated from the body correctly, autoimmune disease occurs easily as well as Lupus. Then, where the circulated immune complexes settle, the damage occurs. Itchy rash reveals too much immune complexes build up in the skin.

How to manage itchy rash for Lupus patients?

Some treatments can ease patients’ itch, and some other treatments aim at curing itchy rash.

● Avoid scratching the itchy area so your won’t break the skin. If skin damage happens, it is easily to cause infections and worsen your illness condition.

● Use some itch-relieving creams, but never take any ointment before consulting doctor.

Immunotherapy: As its name indicates, this therapy is created for various autoimmune diseases. As a combination of western medicines and herbal medicines, it can not only regulate patients’ immune system but also remove immune complexes building up in different regions out of the body thoroughly. Without pathogenic factors, itchy rash will disappear spontaneously.

The former two methods can help ease your itchy rash, and the last treatment can help cure it. If you have anything unclear, you can leave a message blow to our kidney experts or send email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

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