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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 ?

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 ?

Discoid lupus: See the dermatologist who diagnosed you and follow his or her directions. There is no cure, and no quick treatment. There are however plenty of ways to control it, and the quicker you do that, the less scarring you will have. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?

Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?

Rare adverse event: In few susceptible patients minocycline can trigger the immune system & cause "drug induced autoimmune disease". Minocycline remains a safe drug but you need to be ware of these very rare side effects. Best wishes ...Read more

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My doctor put me on minocin 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.

My doctor put me on minocin 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.

Those are rare: Those are rare. It is always a balance between possibility of side effects and the value of their use in treatment for any medication, but inducing lupus is extremely rare. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: The sore jaw may be due to irritated muscles. The irritated muscles may cause a decreased cleansing in the area, leading to an acne eruption. ...Read more

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Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

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 more

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Is acne caused by an infection in the body?

Is acne caused by an infection in the body?

Not necessarily: We often treat it as an infection. However the primary problem is inflammation in the sebaceous glands of the skin that may cause obstruction and/or cyst formation. This is commonly associated with bacterial colonization (not necessarily infection) that may cause the inflammation to become worse. Antibiotics may help to ease the bacterial overgrowth but treatment requires addressing the oil glands. ...Read more

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I'm having acne on my chest area.. Is it some kind of infection related? It's getting worse day by day..

I'm having acne on my chest area.. Is it some kind of infection related? It's getting worse day by day..

Acne: Acne is due to bacteria that we all have on the skin, and is exacerbated by sweat and oil glands. Make sure you are keeping the area clean and dry. Wash soon after you work out. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more