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Urinary tract infection- is it related to lupus?

Urinary tract infection- is it related to lupus?

No: A lupus patient could get a urinary tract infection and high dose steroids would lower your immune system. And possibly increase the chances of a urinary tract infection. The infection must be treated with appropriate antibiotics and the steroid dose has tobe lowered when possible with the addition of steroidsparing drugs such as plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) atabrine, etc. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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Bluish lips, do I have lupus?

See below: Not typically---other conditions can do this---see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Lupus sore on lips. What medication can I put on it?

Ask Dr or dentist: I'll provide 2 links w/ good info - but do have a pro look to be sure it's not something else. Both websites have suggestions for overall care too. I hope they help.
https://healthunlocked. Com/lupusuk/posts/148688/topic-of-the-month-february-coping-with-mouth-ulcers
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http://www. Lupus. Org/resources/15-questions-oral-issues-with-lupus
best wishes! ...Read more

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Since lupus is not an infection you can catch by exposure what does it mean to have lupus antibodies?

Since lupus is not an infection you can catch by exposure what does it mean to have lupus antibodies?

Autoimmune: Having the antibodies mean you are predisposed to develop it, it does not mean you have it. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. We don't treat a number or a test, we treat your symptoms and the blood tests help us in making the diagnosis. ...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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What is IgG CMV blood test and what do results say about my health? Can it be indicative of lupus or another infection, disease, disorder, etc.?

What is IgG CMV blood test and what do results say about my health? Can it be indicative of lupus or another infection, disease, disorder, etc.?

Well: A positive test for CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgG indicates that a person was infected with CMV at some time during their life but the IgG test cannot determine when a person was infected. It is a common virus that is usually harmless. However the immunosuppressed can become quite ill. Most people don't even know they have had it. ...Read more

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I have had two labs years apart with low IgA: 54 & 52, I have lupus & lots of infections through the year. Should I see someone about the IgA results?

I have had two labs years apart with low IgA: 54 & 52, I have lupus & lots of infections through the year. Should I see someone about the IgA results?

No: A low IGA is not causing any of your problems. Your infections could be related to the lupus or some of the therapies. People with lupus can even have IGA deficiency and again this doesn't cause any further medical problems. You can discuss this with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Would Ayurveda do anything at all for bacterial infections and lupus?

Would Ayurveda do anything at all for bacterial infections and lupus?

No: There is no evidence that this alternative therapy has any benefit for these conditions. Studies have found these indian 'meds' often contain toxic levels of heavy metals. ...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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Can lupus cause blue lips?

Can lupus cause blue lips?

Maybe: Blue lips are usually related to a reduced blood oxygen level. If you have raynauds, this could be a cause. Lupus itself should not cause blue lips unless issues like major cardiac or pulmonary involvement is present. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?

Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?

Autoimmune: Need to see a rhematologist its bad immune system activety test like detailed dna and renal bx needed. ...Read more

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How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

Chikungunya: This and any infection can complicate pre-existing conditions.
You should talk to an infectious disease doctor and let your doctor know.

You may also need to see other specialist but start with ID doctor. ...Read more

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I have Lupus. Per Dr. I have taken antibiotics treatment twice for "kidney infection" still, feeling bad what is next?

I have Lupus. Per Dr. I have taken antibiotics treatment twice for "kidney infection" still, feeling bad what is next?

Lupus: 44 F from CA has Lupus. Has taken abiotic 2 x for kidney infection. Still feeling bad. Asks: What is next? ANS: Broad question: I cannot tell the future. But if you give me more information I can likely help figure out what is going on. Give me a consult. ...Read more

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I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose. Now I have a blister like lesion on my face. Could these be indicative of a current flare?

I have Lupus and just got over an infection in my nose. Now I have a blister like lesion on my face. Could these be indicative of a current flare?

R/O LUPUS FLARE: It depends you need an exam&Labs. Lupus flares tend to develop a patten if your last flare was similar and your labs are elevated ;ANA/CRP/SED RATE you may need to be treated. Follow up with internist &RHEUMATOLOGY CONSULT. While you are waiting start a gluten free diet WHOLEAPPROACH. COM & gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year.?

I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year.?

I'm concerned too: Lupus produces problems with the kidney filters more often than not, and this usually announces itself as blood and protein in the urine. Your physician knows how to manage this with others labs. If you had a renal vein thrombosis, it's very serious and you need long-term management by a competent nephrologist. Read up on lupus nephritis and on urinalysis and how to understand the big picture. ...Read more

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Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes and treatments for long term coughing and breathing problems with lupus (lse) when no infection or fever.

What are some of the causes and treatments for long term coughing and breathing problems with lupus (lse) when no infection or fever.

SLE affects lungs: The inflammatory sle process often affects the lungs and surrounding tissue. Lupus can scar the lungs making them stiffer causing shortness of breath with panting respirations, fatigue and a chronic dry cough. It can also inflame the pleura and chest wall causing chest pain. Treatment of sle lung usually involves corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory agents such as methotrexate. ...Read more

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Have SLE lately I've been able to taste perfume. It makes my tongue and lips tingle. I get very nauseous and migraine. Is lupus possible cause?

Have SLE lately I've been able to taste perfume. It makes my tongue and lips tingle. I get very nauseous and migraine. Is lupus possible cause?

Recommend: You have blood test to determine disease activity and neurological work up to make sure lupus not affecting the brain! ...Read more

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I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?

Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?

Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the aphthous stomatitis There are medical conditions that can cause this. You might ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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Please help. What's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens?

Please help. What's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): A majority of illnesses you described are caused by viruses. Since antibiotics only treat bacteria and not virus infections, the immune system does the brunt of the work-, recommend supportive measures such as drinking plenty of fluids and judicious use of pain/anti-fever meds.

NB-lupus and Sjorgren's, maintain a low threshold to see your doctor especially if your difficulty breathing worsens ...Read more

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Where do lupus sores typically occur? I have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. Not at same time ANA 1:640

Where do lupus sores typically occur? I have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. Not at same time ANA 1:640

Lupus sores: Ulcerations (sores) can occur on any mucus membrane which is the entire GI tract as well as vaginal tract. The ANA is high would seek medical attention from rheumatologist because may be flare and only proper lupus treatment will resolve the ulcers. Check for concommitant herpes I infection (treat w/ acyclovir), check TSH, Gargling/swishing with salt water 2-3x/day may limit added infection ...Read more

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I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE I had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis. Now after, if I Restart Plaquenil is it still effective

I didn't take most of my meds in the past month including my Plaquenil for lupus BECAUSE I had long Viral Upper respiratory tract infection at the same time my stomach was paralyzed Gastroprosis. Now after, if I Restart Plaquenil is it still effective

MED QUEST (ION)!: Here is a link to the manufacturers monograph on the medication: http://products. Sanofi. Ca/en/plaquenil.pdf. The medication's effects can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to be optimized, and there are multiple side effects. With your stated medical history, I would not restart the medication before first consulting with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Anti phospholipid IgG was mildly elevated and eSR was 71. Lupus anticoagulant was negative. CRp was high normal. Had bad sinus infections. Worry?

Not related to sinus: Sinus infections are more related to obstruction of drainage (allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, polyps etc) and not from an autoimmune process. Immune defect may be considered as well. The antiphospholipid is likely not relevant in the absence of diseases associated with this lab result. Have you seen an ENT or allergy doctor re. The sinus issue? ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection. I am on smz-tmp-400 2@day and azithromycin 500mg. 1@day will this help the tooth infection? I have lupus and have to be careful of infections. This is why the two antibiotics for other issues. One is for a skin infection and the

I have a tooth infection. I am on smz-tmp-400 2@day and azithromycin 500mg. 1@day will this help the tooth infection? I have lupus and have to be careful of infections. This is why the two antibiotics for other issues. One is for a skin infection and the

Temporary relief: Antibiotics can start providing relief anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. If you don't have any relief by 72 hours you should call your dentist as you might need a different antibiotic or an emergency dental treatment. For temporary relief you can take OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen). The only way to cure a dental infection is with dental treatment. ...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?

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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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