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Vascular Purpura Treatments


HSP usually gets better on its own. However, under some circumstances your doctor may prescribe specific medications to reduce symptoms and prevent complications. These may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—to lessen joint pain and arthritis
  • Cortisone medication—for significant abdominal pain or kidney disease
  • Antibiotics—to treat infection
  • Cyclophosphamide ( Cytoxan )—to suppress the immune system when you have symptoms of severe kidney disease

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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