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I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

Rosacea blepharitis: These could be findings associated with rosacea blepharitis which is associated with the common facial skin condition acne rosacea which is not autoimmune. Lupus (autoimmune) can have a facial rash as part of the symptoms, but red blister type lesions around the eyes sounds different. See a dermatologist and/or ophthalmologist for a closer look. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?

I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?

Don't panic: A collection of blood under the lining of the mouth is usually from trauma, like biting. It would not be an expected side effect of prednisone, but steroids can impair wound healing, so that might explain it. If concerned, have it checked out in the next few days. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?

TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more

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Itchy red welt,then blister.Most on limbs(67).Now even on lips.Brush teeth,spit blood.Bld n nose.BP? Autoimmune?Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

Itchy red welt,then blister.Most on limbs(67).Now even on lips.Brush teeth,spit blood.Bld n nose.BP? Autoimmune?Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

May be urgent: If this is just developing at this very minute, you may be in the early stages of a severe allergic reaction ("Steven-Johnson Syndrome") which is a medical emergency. If this is acute, TO IMMEDIATELY TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM. If this is not acute, it still will require careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Been dealing with fleas for many months and my bites have been large and been blistering. Should i get tested for any diseases?

Been dealing with fleas for many months and my bites have been large and been blistering. Should i get tested for any diseases?

See a Dermatologist: Blistering bites can be caused by many things. If you are certain it is fleas, then take the appropriate action with pest control. However, i would suggest seeing a dermatologist to have the blisters evaluated and treated. That way you can make sure the blisters are, in fact, from fleas and not something else. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What are autoimmune diseases?

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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What is an autoimmune disease ?

What is an autoimmune disease ?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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What do autoimmune diseases attack?

What do autoimmune diseases attack?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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Can you die from autoimmune disease?

Can you die from autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease and death: Death in autoimmune diseases depend on several factors including its severity , target organ, cell , tissue and vital structures involved, duration and stage of disease, underlying comorbid conditions, age of patient and overall health of patient. Many of autoimmune diseases do well with appropriate management . They are chronic diseases and need expert care in the longer run. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of ...Read more