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lupus and lip infection

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: A lupus patient could get a urinary tract infection and high dose steroids would lower your immune system. And possibly increase the chances of a urin ... Read More
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: I assume that you have lupus (sle). Sle patients are more prone toward infections. This is due to the disease and some of the medications used to trea ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics...: Make sure you take antibiotic treatment for that. I assume you most likely have been seen and possibly prescribe something already. It is not uncommon ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Not typically---other conditions can do this---see a doctor for an evaluation.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask Dr or dentist: I'll provide 2 links w/ good info - but do have a pro look to be sure it's not something else. Both websites have suggestions for overall care too. I ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Treat the infection: You treat the infection with appropriate antibiotics.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Autoimmune : Having the antibodies mean you are predisposed to develop it, it does not mean you have it. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. We don't treat a number or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Steroids: If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis. Treat any bacter ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No they do not.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
CMV: This common herpesvirus has infected up to 80+% of some populations. Like other herpesviruses, once you are infected you have it for life and if you a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lip venous lake: Yes Laser Tx first. If happy than great. If unhappy excision can always be offered....

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