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Lupus patients and h1n1 flu shot- is it safe?

Lupus patients and h1n1 flu shot- is it safe?

Absolutely: Due to your autoimmune disease, you are an absolute perfect patient to receive the vaccination. Make sure you get the flu shot not the nasal mist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Are doctors required to treat patients with sars and swine flu?

Are doctors required to treat patients with sars and swine flu?

If you are on call: You are on call. In fact, during an outbreak many physicians may have a duty to report to various hospitals and simply stay on. Pulmonologists, intensivists, and infectious disease physicians all expect to deal with potentially deadly infections, and take precautions. As a caveat, i took care of 28 patients in the h1n1 outbreak that were confirmed positive. ...Read more

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Could a 88 years old patient get swine flu without fever if he is known asthmatic and had a respiratory arrest?

Could a 88 years old patient get swine flu without fever if he is known asthmatic and had a respiratory arrest?

Yes: The elderly don't always run fever with viral illnesses. Any eldery person with the flu and any asthmatic with the flu is at increased risk of death from respiratory failure. ...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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Flu. I suffer from lupus but I have different aches all over with bad fatigue. What can I do to help relieve some of the aches? Should i go to hospit

Flu. I suffer from lupus but I have different aches all over with bad fatigue. What can I do to help relieve some of the aches?  Should i go to hospit

See your doctor: It is unclear what is going on. Your medication , if you are on some, may need to be evaluated in light of your symptoms. The flu may well need to be treated if that is what it is because of your underlying disease. ...Read more

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Can a lupus flare feel like the flu? I had a headache for 2 weeks, now i just feel fluish- i just got diagnosed 2 months ago- very new to this stuff, and if it is do I call the rheumo? Or wait it out

Can a lupus flare feel like the flu? I had a headache for 2 weeks, now i just feel fluish- i just got diagnosed 2 months ago- very new to this stuff, and if it is do I call the rheumo? Or wait it out

See below: Sometimes it can feel like the flu, but see your doctor whether it is your primary or rheumatologist to make certain your blood pressure is normal since you are having headaches---however the headaches could be from other things such as sinus problems. ...Read more

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Lupus are the flu its hard to tell when yoy have lupus?

No no no: No lupous is not flu ( virus ) it is an autoimmune disease local or systemic , if kidney not invoved the 1st time and then they are not . Bad immune system is active its like wolf skin as connective tissue is involved . Immunologist and rheumatologist work hand in hand. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

It is the flu caused ...Read more