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Bullous Pemphigoid In Children
Bullous skin lesions:
Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/home/ovc-20157298 ...Read more
Bullous pemphigoid: This is an acute or chronic autoimmune skin disease, in which there is formation of blisters, known as bullae, at the space between the skin layers epidermis and dermis. It is classified as a type ii hypersensitivity reaction. It is not caused by bacteria, but there is always the possibility of secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more
I was wondering is a labrador's fur harmful to people having a skin disease like bullous pemphigoid?
No: I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned about this. ...Read more
Prednisone60mg/5days, & Promethazine25mg for Bullous Pemphigoid. Med has caused rash popping up all over, even hands/feet. How to treat? (see pics).
See a dermatologist: Promethazine (phenergan) is of no use for bullous pemphigoid and will do nothing except sedate you. "Rash popping up all over" is too vague a description for any opinion. BP is very serious. How was the diagnosis established? Have you been exposed to other meds? You need immediate attention not available on line. Be sure the DR understands it is URGENT when you call. ...Read more
I have SLE, & Bullous Pemphigoid (blisters). What would be good to raise low platelets? (Med &/or foods, vitamins)?
Low Plt: Your medication list doesn't have the common medications that cause low Plts. SLE is a common cause. Therapy for low plts is determining cause and treating the same. Would talk to your Rheumatologist and determine how low are the numbers and not all low numbers needs therapy. A blood specialist can look at your blood smear slide and offer a great input. But remember not all number need therapy. ...Read more
Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual?
If you haven't, see a Dermatologist — here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/
You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more
Autoimmune disorde: BP is likely an autoimmune disorder and can be dangerous depending on the type you have. You need to seek attention from a rheumatologist and appropriate surgeon if diagnosis hasn't been made for biopsy. Many people need to take medications for this ...Read more
Is cicatricial pemphigoid contagious? I was just diagnosed with oral cicatricial pemphigoid, and am concerned about passing it on to my wife and children. Is this how it can spread?
In a word, no. It is an autoimmune disease and is not due to some bacteria, virus or fungus that can be transmitted to other individuals.
Cicatricial pemphigoid (CP) refers to a group of rare chronic autoimmune blistering diseases that predominately affects the mucous membranes, including the conjunctiva of the eye, and occasionally the skin. Patients with cutaneous involvement present with tense blisters and erosions, often on the head and the neck or at sites of trauma. Scarring of the mucous membranes is common, hence the designation cicatricial, which can lead to decreased vision, blindness, and hoarseness or airway obstruction.
This is an autoimmune disease where environmental factors combined with genetic susceptibility lead to development of autoantibodies. These autoantibioties attack normal tissues causing a separation of the outer layers of the mucosa. This then fills with fluid causing the blisters which ultimately pop exposing the underlying tissues. This leads to scarring (cicatrix) and is responsible for its destructive activity.
Patients with mild localized disease may benefit from topical steroids. For more involved lesions the steroied may be directly injected into the affected tissues. Patients with more extensive disease and progressive scarring require systemic.
Ref: medscape. ...Read more
I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body. Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid. R/o DILE?
Minocin (minocycline) In bullous p: It depends on if it is localized or widespread but often times corticosteroids can help. If your doctor decides to start you on steroids make sure they are tapered off and not just discontinued. Minocin (minocycline) is a type of tetracycline that can also help increase recovery and help the taper of steroids quicker. Minocin (minocycline) has many side effects and may be the cause of the weakness you are experiencing. ...Read more
Big spaces: Emphasema comes in a variety of different subtypes — in bullous emphysema, lung tissue is destroyed and leaves behind large spaces that don't contribute to gas exchange. Sometimes these spaces can get infected (bullitis) or they can press down on healthy lung preventing it from functioning (removing This is the basis for lung volume reduction surgery as a therapy in copd). ...Read more
XR or CT: This diagnosis is specific findings seen in imaging only and can not be made on clinical basis alone. It means there are destroyed areas in the lung that cause coalescence of the walls of the alveoli and instead of small spaces, we see the big spaces or bags of air with less total surface area and by their sizes can push on other areas of the lungs. ...Read more
Generally not: Bulbous impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually treated with antibiotics by mouth or topical cream if there are just a few lesions. If the baby starts a fever, becomes very irritable or the lesions become large and widespread, he needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed with bullous pemphagoid earlier this year. Due to the nature of the disease is the flu shot something to be avoided? Thank u
Depends: If he is on medication that lowers body immunity (disease fighting capacity) like steroid or methotrexate etc he should avoid the live influenza vaccine that is given as nasal spray. For injectable flu shot there is no problem. In fact, he should take it because for him we wanted to avoid any other intercurrent illness. ...Read more
Yes.: To an extent, all surgery is dangerous. Surgery on the lungs has inherent risks. These risks are related to age, other illnesses (like heart disease), your overall conditioning, lung function, and the exact procedure planned. These factors are best addressed with a physician familiar with you, your condition, and the possible treatments. ...Read more
Big air pockets: When patients smoke, they can develop emphysema. Sometimes the emphysema is such that the patient makes large air pockets that can compress the "normal" lung tissue and thus make the patient short of breath. A bulli, is air trapped inside the lung that cannot come out. Is like having a balloon(bleb) that can continue to inflate overtime inside your chest. Surgery at times can be an option. ...Read more
I have had this for a month now and it doesn't feel like it's getting any better — Bullous myringitis. I am currently applying antibiotic drops in my?
My CT scan incidentally found bullous disease to left apex. I'm a 29-year-old smoker. Should this raise great concern to me?
My mom was diagnosed with bullous emphysema from her general practioner. Should she go see a specialist for this?
Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.
Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication — in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more
CT scan — bi-apical bullous changes. What does that mean? Dr doesn't seemed concerned. Asked if I am near smokers. No and quit in 98. He said good
Why was ct done?: Bullous changes are like blisters kinda They look like a sack that Hal been blown up ready to pop. ...Read more