Corona virus and lupus
I have had lupus for at least 40 years. I was on hydrochloroquinine for nine years and finally got it under control. Doctor took me off of it in 2004. Recently I had a flare and was put back on that medication in October of 2019. Within a few days the rashes on my face and scalp went away and the itching and tired feeling were gone too. Yesterday I erupted with a flare. I am still on plaquinel. I am concerned that I may have this new corona virus and instead of having symptoms of the virus is causing the lupus to get in high gear. I know they have been talking about using this particular anti-Malaria medication to minimize the symptoms of this particular virus. Should I be tested for the Corona virus? If nothing else it would help validate the use of this drug for treatment of the virus. My main concern is that I baby sit my two toddler great-grandkids. Thanks for any advice.