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Antibiotics To Avoid With Lupus
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
If someone were to have a low grade fever from a lupus flare, would antibiotics get rid of the fever?
Low grade fever: No, antibiotics would not be of any help in a lupus flare. ...Read more
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
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 more
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..
Possibly: Although any things can cause ear pain lupus is systemic and can indirectly cause pain. See your doctor for more answers. ...Read more
+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 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
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.
Not so bad: The tan will harden you to the sun so you will be less likely to flare from sun. ...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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?
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?
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?
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
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)
Have lupus. On Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).Feel great. C3 & C4 normal. Only abn lab (other than +ANA)is lowWBC. Sun sensitive but avoid sun. Possible I no longer have lupus?
Still lupus: You still have lupus which is partly controlled by Plaquinil. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
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
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
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