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Antibiotics To Avoid With Lupus
Why would an individual with hodgkin's disease be instructed to avoid individuals with colds and feve?
Immuno compromised: Hodgkins' lymphoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. That can cause drop in blood counts particularly white cell that may lead immuno deficiency. Thus, patients should avoid catching germs from contacts. Hand washing and avoid rubbing nose and eyes is important. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?
How might you treat leaky gut syndrome with a patient who has lupus, fibromyalgia, and allergic to sulfa drugs and (90/100 foods). Thank you.
Start with delayed: food allergy panel (Elisa Antigen testing) to see the whole spectrum of foods/environmental allergens that you are exposed to perhaps unknowingly. So you can begin to do an elimination diet to help repair your gut lining. This would be a start. Then work with an integrative doctor, who can monitor your progress, and medically manage you through this. Correcting your diet is the first step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If you have a stricture (narrowing) then high fiber foods or poorly digested vegetables can get stuck in the stricture. Other foods (dairy) can exacerbate diarrhea. I usually have my patients keep a food journal to see which foods give them more problems as it can be different person to person. ...Read more
Cephalosporins: You should avoid all cephalosporin antibiotics ie. Vantin, Ceftin, (cefuroxime) Suprax, Rocephin, Ancef, Fortaz, Cefepime etc. There is a low risk of cross allergenicity with penicillin antibiotics. If you had immediate hypersensitivity- hives, anaphylaxis or laryngeal edema, avoid penicillin class drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: You MUST NOT use antibiotics -- topical or systemic -- as the sole treatment for acne. They need to be part of a combined treatment with topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or a retinoic acid derivative. Do this, and you may be able to manage on a combined regimen. If this fails, consider a systemic tetracycline or isotretinoin. The latter works but isn't for the faint-hearted. ...Read more
Have to on low dose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to prevent utis i get. Will taking strong probiotics prevent c-diff and crohns, or antibiotic associated diarrhea?
Maybe: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a pretty broad spectrum antibiotic. See if the doc can give you a narrower abx. I would definitely take probiotics but that may not prevent cdiff. Crohn's does not come from taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is BV susceptible to any other oral antibiotics besides Flagyl & clindamycin? Also how many days should meds be given for?
My dad's diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. What best practices can we adapt (diet, etc) to avoid further complications? He's prescribed with methymazole
Avoid iodine: The only recommended dietary restriction is avoid excess iodine, such as in kelp, seaweed, sushi. Depending on the cause for the hyperthyroidism, he may need additional treatment than methimazole. No smoking is important. He should avoid overexertion until thyroid levels are normal. ...Read more
It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone is misdiagnosed with sle & start using sle med (plaquenil, prednisone, imuran) will he get sle or any other disease?
Eat healthy: While no specific diet can completely resolve psoriatic arthritis, eat healthy. Patients with psoriatic arthritis have higher risk for cardiovascular disease and being on a healthy diet could help reduce the risk. Talk more about this with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?
It depends: Nobody knows what lupus actually is, so it's diagnosed by criteria. http://www.rheumtutor.com/2012-slicc-sle-criteria/ i need to give you 2 heads-up -- homogeoneous ANA pattern may be a lab error, and people who think they have lupus but don't meet the criteria tend to have a favorable prognosis. Wishing you the best -- the "brain fog" does make me think of lupus. Be strong ; stay proactive. ...Read more
What happens if you give antibiotics to a patient with some sort of autoimmune disease like lupus? Can this cause problems? Kind regards
If someone were to have a low grade fever from a lupus flare, would antibiotics get rid of the fever?
I have Lupus. Per Dr. I have taken antibiotics treatment twice for "kidney infection" still, feeling bad what is next?
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lupus cause ear pain? Bad right ear pain twice and no infection or signs of anything causing pain. Antibiotic ear drops did not work either..
+ana, - lupus tests, yet have 8/11 symptoms of lupus including severe blistering facial rash, antibiotics fail to help, ongoing <1yr, could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) help?
I have a tooth infection. I am on smz-tmp-400 [email protected] and azithromycin 500mg. [email protected] 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had a bacterial infection. Have itp and a form of lupus. Didn't have money for antibiotics. Now I have pimples near my clitoris. Any correlation?
Hard to say: Hard to say without more information - but could be ...Read more
Have lupus. The sun makes me flare. Is it a sign of too much accumulation of sun if I end up tan in the summer? I wear sunblock & hat,avoid peak hrs.
My mom 75 has just been diagnosed with proacute lupus. Will a diet avoiding the foods that can worsen symptoms be advisable instead of long term corti?
In short, yes.: Many people have found that eating a clean diet, removing food sensitivities, addressing gut health and nutrient deficiencies, etc, can be extremely beneficial in all sorts of autoimmune illnesses. Sometimes meds may be necessary. But, I think it is wisest to start with a "functional" medicine approach. If she would like to discuss this further, consider scheduling an appointment with me. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have lupus and am sun sensitive so I try to avoid the sun since it makes me sick. I have recently noticed it gives me terrible heaches that nothing touches. Why?
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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