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what is the connection between lupus & allergies?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Nothing direct: Lupus (sle) is autoimmunity. Allergies is hypersensitivity of your immune system. Autoimmunity does cause immune dysregulation, which may confer to hypersensitivity, but again, I am unsure that the prevalence of "allergies" in sle is any higher than the general public. Sle does commonly cause skin issues, which may be confused with allergies.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Immune system: Both conditions are disorders of immune tolerance. This is a mechanism that controls the triggering of the immune response and inflmmation. When the immune response is against our own tissues, autoimmune disorders such as lupus develop. When the immune response develops against benign substances of the environment such as pollen, we develop allergies.

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How can an allergic reaction become life threatening? What should I know if living with someone allergic?

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What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

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What's the difference between anxiety and allergies?

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How can I clear my annoying house allergy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
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Indoor allergens : Indoor allergens are usually dust mites, pollens, molds, cockroache, and/or animal danders. Environmental control, minimizing exposure, may be of some help as are topical/oral medication. If those are not adequate allergen immunotherapy is usually indicated. In rare extreme situations you might need ro move, but the "grass isn't always greener". Need to see board certiified allergist.

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