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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics To Avoid With Lupus

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What happens if you give antibiotics to a patient with some sort of autoimmune disease like lupus? Can this cause problems? Kind regards

What happens if you give antibiotics to a patient with some sort of autoimmune disease like lupus? Can this cause problems? Kind regards

Can be given: Antibiotics can be given to pts with lupus.If they have kidney disease, doses need to be adjusted for level of kidney function.If they are on immunosuppressive medications for controlling lupus, drug interactions must be considered. ...Read more

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I have Lupus. Per Dr. I have taken antibiotics treatment twice for "kidney infection" still, feeling bad what is next?

I have Lupus. Per Dr. I have taken antibiotics treatment twice for "kidney infection" still, feeling bad what is next?

Lupus: 44 F from CA has Lupus. Has taken abiotic 2 x for kidney infection. Still feeling bad. Asks: What is next? ANS: Broad question: I cannot tell the future. But if you give me more information I can likely help figure out what is going on. Give me a consult. ...Read more

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What tests are done for lupus sle please son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

What tests are done for lupus sle please
son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

The ANA: The ANA is the best screening test. If that test is negative, you can usually stop there. If it is positive other tests for more specific autoantibodies can be performed. ...Read more

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Dr suspects infected saliva glands and have antibiotics, have chest and back pain also. Lungs are clear. Could this relate to suspected lupus?

Dr suspects infected saliva glands and have antibiotics, have chest and back pain also. Lungs are clear. Could this relate to suspected lupus?

Maybe: There are any number of things that can bring on a flare up of lupus. It's doubtful the lupus caused the infection but the infection could have caused a flare-up which is causing your chest & back pain. Lupus is known to cause pain anywhere in the body or everywhere in the body at pretty much anytime but generally is associated with stress - in this case physical stress from infection. ...Read more

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Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more