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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. Marvin Ott
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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


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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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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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I have lupus and pseudomonas sinus infection should I be concerned?

I have lupus and  pseudomonas sinus infection  should I be concerned?

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

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I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Steroids: If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis. Treat any bacterial infetion early, to prevent complications. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between acne and a stahp infection? What are some indicators I could look for that would rule out MRSA from normal acne?

How to tell the difference between acne and a stahp infection? What are some indicators I could look for that would rule out MRSA from normal acne?

Difficult To Tell: Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell the difference between a normal pimple and one that is caused by MRSA. They can both appear as a red and swollen bump, be painful to touch, and be filled with pus. If you are concerned about a possible MRSA infection, you should visit with your doctor. He/she can prescribe a topical antibiotic such as mupirocin or a body wash containing chlorhexidine. ...Read more

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I took Limecycline caps for my acne for 56 days and I have a yellower smellier discharge, do I have an infection? If so what type? And what can I do?

I took Limecycline caps for my acne for 56 days and I have a yellower smellier discharge, do I have an infection? If so what type? And what can I do?

Get cultured: Impossible to tell whats hsppening without a culture or two and some good science. See a GP and find out what it is, not sure why youre on that antibiotic in the first place, usually Clindamycin is used for acne treatments requiring an antibiotic ...Read more

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I have a infection on my forehead like a acne but its not acne it only appears on forehead.

I have a infection on my forehead like a acne but its not acne it only appears on forehead.

Not acne?: It's common for acne to be confined to the forehead. Start treating it as acne unless you have some reason to think it isn't. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend. If it's still there in two weeks, or it becomes much more severe, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you have anti ssdna in your blood a month b4 showing symptoms of a kidney Infection? I had the lab work for lupus but I think ssdna from infection

Can you have anti ssdna in your blood a month b4 showing symptoms of a kidney Infection? I had the lab work for lupus but I think ssdna from infection

See details: The single stranded DNA is not a specific testing and is not ordered by any rheumatologist. The double stranded DNA is the one with clinical significance. ...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. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more