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Can Chronic Acne Be Sign Of Infection In Lupus Patients
Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
My doctor put me on minocin (minocycline) for my acne but i'm nervous of side effects and drug induced lupus. Are these very rare? I've been on this drug years ago.
Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?
I have chronic acne like eruptions caused by something. Dermatophytic infection is my latest docs theory. All i know is very ugly very painful. Help.!
Immediately following a severe jaw pain bout, I have had a large acne breakout localized over that section of my jaw. Outer sign of inner infection?
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..
Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?
ANA: The ANA, antinuclear antibody, is a nonspecific test that might suggest a connective tissue disorder, but might not. I'm wondering why the test was sent. In any case, given the result, it would be reasonable for your provider to either send off a more complete panel of tests, or refer your daughter to a Rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 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
Antibiotics...: Make sure you take antibiotic treatment for that. I assume you most likely have been seen and possibly prescribe something already. It is not uncommon for people that suffer of immunosuppressive conditions like lupus to be infected with pseudomonas. Make sure you finish treatment as prescribe and if no signs of improvement in 2-3 days after tx started follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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