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Can doxycycline be used in a lupus (sle) patient that is allergic to penicillin?

Can doxycycline be used in a lupus (sle) patient that is allergic to penicillin?

Yes: Tetracyclines (e.g. Doxycycline), quinolones (e.g. Ciprofloxacin), macrolides (e.g. Clarithromycin), aminoglycosides (e.g. Gentamicin) and glycopeptides (e.g. Vancomycin) are all unrelated to penicillins and are safe to use in penicillin allergic subjects. ...Read more

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Suffering from lupus, allergic to penicillin, and was prescribed doxycycline. How safe is it to take this?

Suffering from lupus, allergic to penicillin, and was prescribed doxycycline. How safe is it to take this?

Safe: There is no relation between penicillin and doxycyclin, you can take it, they are from separate classes of medications. ...Read more

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Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Avoid penicillin: I am not aware of the connection between allergy to PCN and lupus, You need to avoid PCN if you are allergic to keflex. ...Read more

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How might you treat leaky gut syndrome with a patient who has lupus, fibromyalgia, and allergic to sulfa drugs and (90/100 foods). Thank you.

How might you treat leaky gut syndrome with a patient who has lupus, fibromyalgia, and allergic to sulfa drugs and (90/100 foods).  Thank you.

Start with delayed: food allergy panel (Elisa Antigen testing) to see the whole spectrum of foods/environmental allergens that you are exposed to perhaps unknowingly. So you can begin to do an elimination diet to help repair your gut lining. This would be a start. Then work with an integrative doctor, who can monitor your progress, and medically manage you through this. Correcting your diet is the first step. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between the antibodies in Lupus patients and the antibodies in Allergies n allergic rhinitis?

What is the relationship between the antibodies in Lupus patients and the antibodies in  Allergies n allergic rhinitis?

Totally different: The antibodies associated with autoimmune diseases are usually in the IgG class, those associated with allergic diseases are in the IgE class of immunoglobulins. ...Read more

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Iam an S.l.e Lupus patient, & i want to try suppliments, With my workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic. Will it cause harm to my body?

Not worth it: There is no scientific proof that these supplements are beneficial for your SLE but there are unknown risks which may be harmful. I'd advise against taking this step. ...Read more

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Can lupus (sle) patients donate blood ever?

Can lupus (sle) patients donate blood ever?

Check with blood ban: The blood bank will not accept blood from people with a tive lupus. They may accept blood from someone with inscribe lupus after a wash out period of inactivity. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair comes out?

What is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair comes out?

Several!: If you have active lupus, your body is "catabolic, " or in a breadown mode. Your hair will not grow normally and sometimes will be shed. However, treatments for sle, such as Prednisone potentiates hair loss, and this is true for methotrexate, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, etc. Take 5000mcg of biotin, and 2mg of folic acid. But there may be no "good" solution. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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