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   Posted 2/10/2014 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone
Im new to this forum thing!!!!
I have discoid lupus with a large lesion on my forehead (and multiple lesions on my scalp) which i have had for 7 years but it is growing quite fast now, its red, lumpy and darn ugly!! I have used cortisone creams on and off but its horrible stuff, i guess it works in the short term by relieving some of the redness and swelling but definatley thins the skin and has made quite a dint in my lesion/scar... Just wondering if anyone else has these sorts of lesions which flare up then subside slightly and what you do for them other than conventional steriod creams?
Thanks for your input in advance!
Chloe xx

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   Posted 2/10/2014 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you on any other medications?
Interal steriods & DMARDs help with discoids.
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   Posted 3/9/2014 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chloe,
I have the same question. My discoid lesions are driving me nuts. I guess no one has any solutions so far?
I actually have psoriasis too, sometimes in the same area as the discoid, mostly on my scalp. It's been getter redder, more pronounced, and growing fast. It's soo gross :(
Some people with psoriasis recommend using glycerin. I tried it and it seems to work on the P but not on the lupus. You could try luxiq or olux (steroid in foam form) but it is super strong and will most likely thin out your skin.
I only ever had success using methotrexate, but that did some things to my liver and I had to come off it. I'm also on Prednisone, but since tapering, my skin is getting more "angry."

Did you find that any medications worked for you?

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