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Do People With Lupus Get Colds More Often
I have a cold for 7 days is very bad in the mornings my buggers are with blood. I have lupus what can I take to get better?
See a doctor: Treatment for lupus depends on your signs and symptoms. Determining whether your signs and symptoms should be treated and what medications to use requires a careful discussion of the benefits and risks with your doctor. As your signs and symptoms flare and subside, you and your doctor may find that you'll need to change medications or dosages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had drug induced lupus now resolved, still get very cold hands & feet etc i noticed today that now my fingertips are wrinkled from cold. Why is this?
Have lupus & never colds, etc.Get initial symptoms (sore throat, sinus pain, etc)&they go away in days.It's like my body fights it off fast.Common?
May have: May have a mild viral illness or your immune system is overactive enough to fight off the infection. ...Read more
Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). As far as leg or finger ulcers, that would usually only occur with either severe raynaud's phenomenon or with a serious complication called vasculitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes they can: Lupus is a chronic illness and can be quite disabling and so certain vaccines are actually recommended. Currently there is no vaccine out there that is contraindicated due to lupus. If the person is currently under treatment with some of the new biologic therapy, live-vaccines such as mmr/varivax/zostavax is not recommended. Otherwise, all other vaccines are ok. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic disease: If the diagnosis of lupus is correct, it is a chronic disease and may require daily therapy just like other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension for example. There is one form of lupus called drug induced lupus caused by a rare prescription drug and if the drug is stopped the lupus symptoms may and usually go away. ...Read more
Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body. This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus causes: Normally, during the early development of the immune system, blood cells the could potentially harm the body, by making antibodies that bind to "self" antigens are destroyed. Other times these cells are prevented from harming us because "suppressor" cells keep them under control and inactive. The loss of this immune control can cause an auto-immune disease, why this occurs is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On criteria: Diagnosis of SLE is based on multiple criteria and a diagnosis is based on a complete history and physical examination, certain blood tests and radiologic tests. You must fulfill four or more major criteria and some minor to make a diagnosis. There is no one test or procedure that an produce a diagnosis. This I best done by a Rheuymatologist. ...Read more
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