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If an autoimmune disease is causing hand issues will the same fingers on each hand be affected? Or just both hands?

If an autoimmune disease is causing hand issues will the same fingers on each hand be affected? Or just both hands?

See below: To the first question--not necessarily. To the second question---it depends on the type of autoimmune disease as seronegative spondyloarthritis can be asymmetric. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is there a correlation between red gums & autoimmune diseases?

Is there a correlation between red gums & autoimmune diseases?

Lichen planus: Lichen planus, an autoimmune disease may give you a reddish gum with lattice work of white patches... Mouth may feel dry. Gum may be glossy and inflame... You cannot treat lichen planus, only palliatively to provide comfort... (drug such as coricosteroid, antiinflammatory). ...Read more

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4 months a go I found red spots on my gum. slowly has spread .It does not have pain or bleeding. Was diagnosed as autoimmune disease. what is therapy?

4 months a go I found red spots on my gum. slowly has spread .It does not have pain or bleeding. Was diagnosed as autoimmune disease. what is therapy?

Depends: On what is the auto immune disease you have, is it confined to the gums or affecting other organs/tissues, best to answer you is the doctor who diagnosed the condition ...Read more

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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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How to get help for child's red hands?

How to get help for child's red hands?

See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more

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How can I cure my red hands in winter?

How can I cure my red hands in winter?

See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry red hands?

How to get rid of dry red hands?

See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more

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Do you think its disgusting if a girl has sweaty red hands?

Do you think its disgusting if a girl has sweaty red hands?

Red sweaty palms: Doctors shold not get disgusted. They should try to find if there is a reason for this and help her. ...Read more

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


Red Hands (Definition)

Red hands is a symptom in which a person's hands are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more