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what is 'systemic lupus erythematosus' in clear tems?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.It is diagnosed with history of symptoms and blood tests for several antibodies it is treated with steroids and non steroidal meds, avoid sun and wear protect.

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Is it normal to have clear fluid leaking from my vagina in the third trimester?

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No: All pregnant women will produce a vaginal "discharge" due to the normal, healthy production of cervical and vaginal mucus. Leaking clear fluid is always a warning sign and should be evaluated immediately.
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My baby's rash is bothering him and he keeps scratching it. What can I use to reduce his itchiness and clear the rash?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Probably eczema: The most likely cause of your child's itchy rash is eczema, an excessive dryness of the skin. It is also called atopic dermatitis and is occasionally associated with food allergy. The mainstay of treatment is moisturization of the skin. If the skin is severely inflammed a low dose cortisone cream may be helpful short term. In older infants an oral antihistamine may decrease the itch.
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Does erectile dysfunction sometimes clear up by itself?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Yes: Erectile dysfunction is fairly common, especially as a man ages. In many instances it can improve or resolve if the factors that lead up to the problem improve or resolve such as better control of diabetes, weight loss, and control of high blood pressure.
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What can the medicine clear eyes do?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
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Possibly help.: According to the clear eyes website they have 12 different types of eye drops. Some appear to be just a moisturizing drop. I would avoid regular use of any of the "redness relief" products. These typically contain an ocular decongestant that can cause more problems than they help. Extended use of them can cause "rebound" effects when they are stopped.
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Will nephrogenic systemic fibrosis be detected in a bone marrow biopsy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I am not sure?: Scleromyxedemalike skin lesions occur without associated paraproteinemia. Serum protein electrophoresis and immunoelectrophoresis results are negative. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (nsf) occurs in the setting of renal disease. Thus, abnormal values of BUN and creatinine are typically present. Thyroid studies produce normal findings in patients with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

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