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My boyfriend who is in his early 30s was diagnosed with leukocytoclastic vasculitis(through a biopsy) Doctors believe it is HSP. This started more than 3 weeks ago. It all started with red dots on his ankles and feet and slowly grew up his body to legs, stomach, back and arms. He experienced lots of joint pain and abdominal pain to the point he couldn't even stand. He went to the hospital and was seen by a rheumatologist. They put him on 20mg of prednisone slowly tapering the dosage down within 10 days. He noticed improvements at first but when he got off the prednisone he got an extreme flare up. His legs were fully covered in red spots, worst he's ever had and as he mentioned "it felt like his legs were on fire". Doctors put him on 20mg of prednisone gain this time for a longer period however it doesn't seem to be working. The joint pain and abdominal pain is coming back again along with the rash. He is in extreme pain again.
I am reaching out to ask for some advice. Are there any other medication he can use? Are there certain foods that will help reduce the inflammation or foods that cause flare ups? Will exercise help in any way? Anyone advise would be greatly appreciated!!
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