HI ted, thank-you for your time. I wrote you yesterday but I feel that I didn't give you adequate info. to correctly acess my condition. I am 44 yrs old . I have been diagnosed with discoid lupus a month ago. It all started with blemishes on my right cheekbone area. I thought that it was just acne whick I usually got. I had been diagnosed with rasacea a few yrs back and my face would always seem red . Going back to the blemishes, when they started I was on holidays in Portugal and I guess with the over exposure to the sun , it made them worst. The blemishes or flare-up spread from the right cheek-bone area over the bridge of my nose and over the left cheek-bone area. The blemishes are very tender, pus filled but aren,t itchy. I am taking 200 mg of plaqunil, 1 tablet daily and have been taking them for 12 days. This doesn't seem to be controlling the flare-up's, in fact , it seems to have gotten worst. Before starting the plaquinil,upon waiting for the test results from the skin biopsy, the Derm. had me taking a oral antibiotic for 10 days ,applying a topical antibiotic, bactroban,twice daily and prednisone tabs for 3 wks. This seemed to have a better result but when the test results came back the Dr. said that the hair folicles in my face were being attacked by my immune system. He said the results were Discoid lupus. I don't feel any joint pain. I do occasionally have little sores behind my ears, occasional mouth sores and lip sores but my main concern is the blemishes on my face. Are there any foods that I shouldn't eat to avoid more flare-ups and what foods and vitamins can I take to help my problem. I've read that I shouldn't eat white or whole wheat bread then what type of bread can I eat. Alcoholic beverages in moderation, can I still have the 1 glass of red wine with meals? I read about the apple cider , baking soda and boric acid remedy. Would this be benificial with my problem ? I have started taking 2 seal-oil capsules a day since I don't eat much fish to get the needed omega 3 . Will this help ? should I increase the dosage? I really look foward to hearing from you as I am so imbarrased to leave the house with the condition that my face is in. God bless. Thank-you.