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A 39-year-old female asked:

Have lupus& pots. got bad respiratory virus & both the lupus & pots flared causing me to miss multiple days of work.how 2 prevent flare from virus?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
The usual: Sorry to hear about your debilitating flare ups. There are many things that can trigger a Lupus flare up. You should consult your Rheumatologist for a specific action plan. For a respiratory virus I want to emphasize prevention. Good diet, vitamins if not, exercise as tolerated, adequate restful sleep, reduce stress, hand hygiene and avoid touching your face, avoid anyone who may have a cold.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2016

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