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does antibiotic help with bullous pemphigoid

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bullous pemphigoid: This is an acute or chronic autoimmune skin disease, in which there is formation of blisters, known as bullae, at the space between the skin layers e ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned about this.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bullous pemphigoid: Walter Lever described it in 1965. See: http://www.nature.com/milestones/skinbio3/full/skinbio20082a.html
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bullous skin lesions: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/home/ovc-20157298
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Risky: The rash can be any number of things from infection of the original blistering rash to adverse effect of taking a new medication. Some adverse drug r ... Read More
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Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low Plt: Your medication list doesn't have the common medications that cause low Plts. SLE is a common cause. Therapy for low plts is determining cause and tr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No antibiotics: Bullous pemphigoid is due to antibodies to skin and is usually treated with steroids. It is not an infection. See this site for more info. http://www ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bullous myringitis: I would generally treat this oral prednisone, 20mg twice a day for 5 to 7 days, either zithromax or ciprofloxicin, possibly ciprodex ear drops. This e ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement- ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Meyer
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Complicated: When bullous pemphigoid involves the eye structures, systemic immune drugs are given. Locally, eye structures may need placental tissue or similar gra ... Read More
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