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A 42-year-old female asked:

I have a cold for 7 days is very bad in the mornings my buggers are with blood. i have lupus what can i take to get better?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Call your Doctor: Systemic lupus affects your immune system and ability to fight infections. Many of the lupus treatments can also affect your ability to fight infections. Blood could be related to disease and/or infection. This problem should be addressed with your doctor who knows your medications, disease activity level, and may know about infection problems in your area.
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
See a doctor: Treatment for lupus depends on your signs and symptoms. Determining whether your signs and symptoms should be treated and what medications to use requires a careful discussion of the benefits and risks with your doctor. As your signs and symptoms flare and subside, you and your doctor may find that you'll need to change medications or dosages.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Your cold may have been complicated by a bacterial sinus infection. See your doctor
Oct 30, 2013
Last updated Aug 18, 2015

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