Treatment plans for lupus help quell the onset of symptoms and flares. Those plans may include:
Physical and emotional rest
Aggressive treatment of infections
Good nutrition; and,
Avoidance of direct sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light
Flares are to be treated seriously, however, as they are a sign that of increased disease activity.
Here are few tips:
- Before taking a new medication and before stopping any medication, always check with your doctor.
- Always be cautious before using skin and scalp preparations.Check that you do not have a sensitivity to the item by first trying it on your forearm or back of your ear. If redness, rash, itching or pain develops, do not use the product.
- Keep exercising as it is important in terms of good health. But any activity that gives rise to pain could be a dealbreaker between you and your disease.
- Control your stress level by doing deep breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
- Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and legumes. Include the food containing omega 3 fatty acid such as fish oil, flaxseed. Avoid foods containing hydrogenated oils, rich animal fats, and high-fat dairy products.
- Make sure you contact your doctor when you recognize a flare coming on.