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can doxycycline be used in a lupus sle patient that is allergic to penicillin

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Tetracyclines (e.g. Doxycycline), quinolones (e.g. Ciprofloxacin), macrolides (e.g. Clarithromycin), aminoglycosides (e.g. Gentamicin) and glycopeptid ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If the infection is sensitive to the drug.
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: The bacteria must be sensitive to the drug.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe: There is no relation between penicillin and doxycyclin, you can take it, they are from separate classes of medications.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid penicillin: I am not aware of the connection between allergy to PCN and lupus, You need to avoid PCN if you are allergic to keflex.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Start with delayed: food allergy panel (Elisa Antigen testing) to see the whole spectrum of foods/environmental allergens that you are exposed to perhaps unknowingly. So ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Totally different: The antibodies associated with autoimmune diseases are usually in the IgG class, those associated with allergic diseases are in the IgE class of immun ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not worth it: There is no scientific proof that these supplements are beneficial for your SLE but there are unknown risks which may be harmful. I'd advise against t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Check with blood ban: The blood bank will not accept blood from people with a tive lupus. They may accept blood from someone with inscribe lupus after a wash out period of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several!: If you have active lupus, your body is "catabolic, " or in a breadown mode. Your hair will not grow normally and sometimes will be shed. However, tre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: I have used many drugs for Lupus but have not used Sulfasalazine. Alot of what is chosen depends on the symptoms and the labs so there is not just one ... Read More

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