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Are there any antibiotics for lupus (sle)?

Are there any antibiotics for lupus (sle)?

No.: I say that with some regret, because I use Doxycycline more for RA then any other drug. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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I have a tooth infection. I am on smz-tmp-400 2@day and azithromycin 500mg. 1@day will this help the tooth infection? I have lupus and have to be careful of infections. This is why the two antibiotics for other issues. One is for a skin infection and the

I have a tooth infection. I am on smz-tmp-400 2@day and azithromycin 500mg. 1@day will this help the tooth infection? I have lupus and have to be careful of infections. This is why the two antibiotics for other issues. One is for a skin infection and the

Temporary relief: Antibiotics can start providing relief anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. If you don't have any relief by 72 hours you should call your dentist as you might need a different antibiotic or an emergency dental treatment. For temporary relief you can take OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen). The only way to cure a dental infection is with dental treatment. ...Read more

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What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?

What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?

EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read more

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Are there any medications people with lupus should avoid?  

Are there any medications people with lupus should avoid?  

Drug induced lupus: There is a fairly lengthy list of drugs that can induce a lupus-like syndrome, which can exacerbate lupus in a patient. The list includes anesthetics, antibiotics, anti-seizure drugs and others. So long as you always make sure that you doctors and dentists know that you have lupus, they will make sure that you don't get these meds. ...Read more

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Does having lupus mean you should avoid being around people?

Does having lupus mean you should avoid being around people?

Absolutely not.: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and not contageous. If anything you might be weakened from the disease at times and should not have others around you so you don't catch anythimg from them as your resistance to infection might be lower due to the strain from lupus. Get your therapy, plenty of rest and see whoever you want. ...Read more

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I have lupus. My md tells me to avoid stress. My boss often takes his stress out on me, embarrasses me & later apologizes. He know about lupus. Help?

I have lupus. My md tells me to avoid stress. My boss often takes his stress out on me, embarrasses me & later apologizes. He know about lupus. Help?

Lupus & Stress: Dealing with a difficult boss can be stressful for anyone, but the result depends on how your body processes "stress." you can strengthen your resilience to stress through exercise, meditation, and psychotherapy. If there is a human resources dept. At work, you can ask them for help w/situation. You can consider & seek out other work opportunities if other attempts to change things do not help. ...Read more

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Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?

Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?

If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be other options. If you must take a drug associated with lupus be vigilant in reporting any joint pains, fever, or unusual symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/lupus. Avoid sun. Lupus under control. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Vit D level dropped to 21. Could low Vit D be cause of my symptoms?

Diagnosed w/lupus. Avoid sun. Lupus under control. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Vit D level dropped to 21. Could low Vit D be cause of my symptoms?

Low Vit D: Diagnosed w/lupus. Avoid sun. Lupus under control. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Vit D level dropped to 21. Could low Vit D be cause of my symptoms? ANS: almost certainly not but easy to test. Vit D comes from exposing skin to sun. Thus you may need to take it. Ask your team to give you enough to get your blood level up and see what happens is only way to tell. ...Read more

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Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Avoid penicillin: I am not aware of the connection between allergy to PCN and lupus, You need to avoid PCN if you are allergic to keflex. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/lupus & told to avoid the sun. Lupus under control but Vit D level dropped to 21. Feel depressed & tired. Could low Vit D be a culprit?

Was diagnosed w/lupus & told to avoid the sun. Lupus under control but Vit D level dropped to 21. Feel depressed & tired. Could low Vit D be a culprit?

Not a cause of lupus: Low vit D isn't a known cause for lupus, avoiding prolonged exposure to ultra violet sunrays is prudent in your case. Vit D supplements are available, wish you all the best ...Read more

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In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?

In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?

Avoid sun: The weather humidity and temp is not so harmful as the direct uv rays.Sunburn is a sign of too much uv exposure, a stressor. Any stress makes all autoimmune disease worse. ...Read more

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What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?

What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?

Probably none: While many diets are promoted as therapy, there are no controlled studies to support any benefit. ...Read more

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Have lupus and have to avoid the sun due to photosensitivity. My vitamin D level was 21. Is that low enough to cause any noticable symptoms?

Have lupus and have to avoid the sun due to photosensitivity. My vitamin D level was 21. Is that low enough to cause any noticable symptoms?

You are just 39: You will develop osteoporosis as you age. You need to see your doctor and get on vit d and calcium to get that level up and protect your bones. You also need a healthy diet and exercise. Daily. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/lupus. Now avoid sun. Lupus under control. Vit D level dropped to 21. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Could low Vit D cause fatigue/depression?

Diagnosed w/lupus. Now avoid sun. Lupus under control. Vit D level dropped to 21. Depressed & tired x 2 months. Could low Vit D cause fatigue/depression?

Vitamin D: This is good article on vitamin D
http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2016/12/01/sunlight-depression. Aspx
Also Check out vitamin D council website
https://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org/ ...Read more

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As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Eat what you like.: I would not recommend any supplement advertised as an immune booster. It is ok to eat any fresh foods or vegetables. There is no research evidence that any specific diet or food will cause significant worsening or omprovement in sle. ...Read more

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Ma w lupus in hosp. A wk. Esrd, chf. Now low oxygen, low HRT func. Anemia delays angiogram. Yest surg fix bad fistula. No bld thinners now. How I help her avoid bld clots while waiting angio?

Ma w lupus in hosp. A wk. Esrd, chf. Now low oxygen, low HRT func. Anemia delays angiogram. Yest surg fix bad fistula. No bld thinners now. How I help her avoid bld clots while waiting angio?

Multiple risk factor: Have led to clotting of fistula. Seems like blood thinners can prevent clotting of fistula. Physicians taking care of patients can best make that decision since they know the complete picture, please discuss with them. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex
Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. Have a good history/physical exam/blood testing coordinated by Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't: Think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: This is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus. You should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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Can I have Lupus if my ANA is positive, tired is 1:320 homogeneous diffuse, but ENA panel is negative. I do have some s/s?

Can I have Lupus if my ANA is positive, tired is 1:320 homogeneous diffuse, but ENA panel is negative. I do have some s/s?

ANA 1:320: Not all autoimmune disease are totally differenciated into discrete diseases and also markers may appear over time, not initially. What was your double stranded DNA? Complement levels? Rheumatoid factor? Can get false positive ANA from RA, mono, Crohns, viral infection, thyroiditis (check TPO,), meds, silicon implants and 5% healthy. F/u w/ rheumatologist ...Read more

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I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?

I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?

Maybe: Not particularly worries about von willebrands disease. You are in fact immunocompromised with lupus I suspect degree of control and current medications. Will help your rheumatologist arrive at recommendations to help you make a decision regarding risk. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus. Org for more information. ...Read more

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Can I fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, I advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more

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