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Micrhogam Antibody Based Agent
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends. : Mucolytic agents are common medications for bronchitis. They work by breaking up mucus in the airway, to try making it easier to breathe. The answer to your question whether they are safe with antibiotics is that generally, yes they are safe, but side effects exist. It is important to discuss this treatment approach with your doctor to make sure it is the best option for treating your symptoms. ...Read more
Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?
Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
What can I do for the pain while I'm waiting for my antibiotics to work? I've tried salt water, cold compress, and numbing agents...
What happens if I'm Rh negative and my b/fs Rh negative do I still need the micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot?
No: No if you are both Rh- then the baby will be negative as well. If however, you had a child previously with a different partner who was Rh+ and the baby was also Rh+ then you might need one just to be safe. You should discuss this with your OB. ...Read more
C ur OB: Need to start prenatal care, go to your Obstetrician or or to the health clinic, if you're Rh negative, you will need to have a new shot at 28 weeks and at time of labor, also in case you miscarry, God forbids. Do yourself and your unborn child a favor and start prenatal care early, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more
Antibodies: If some of baby's blood enters the mother's blood stream and the infant is Rh + from the father and the mother is Rh -, then mother will make antibodies against babies blood that cross the placenta and destroy infant's blood causing anemia before birth and jaundice after birth. RhoGam is an antibody the destroys baby's blood in mom's circulation before she can recognize it. It works! ...Read more
A healthy [mostly plant based and whole food] diet, a daily multivitamin, and a daily chelating agent such as alpha lipoic..A good routine for 23 y\o?
Yes and no: A healthy diet is certainly good. Make sure your protein intake is sufficient if you are eating as well as you say, and if there are at least some animal products in your diet, you don't need a multivitamin. Vitamin d intake is likely insufficient, so take a supplement. Ala is not a chelating agent. It can help with diabetes and neuropathy and is found in foods like spinach and broccoli. ...Read more
Pos ANA, SSA(RO)Antibody is 106 but ANA Titer is >1:40. My rheumy diagnosed Sjogrens & neuropathy based on symptoms/labs but the titer makes me wonder?
Second Opinion: Anti RO-SSA can be associated with more than ONE autoimmune diseases. Besides Sjorgen's, SLE (Lupus) or Cutaneous Lupus being other entities. This lab result MUST be interpreted with your CLINICAL history...no lab should ever be taken independent of symptoms and history. My advise is if you have reservations about accepting your current Rheumatologist conclusion seek a SECOND Opinion. ...Read more
Positive ANA antibodies.When I eat ANYTHING besides fruits/veggies/plant based foods, I get fatigue,soar throat,general yuck feeling,red cheeks/ why??
Possible Allergy: A few things could be going on - your digestive system might not be accustomed to animal protien, and it may be difficult for you to eat. You may have an allergy to mammalian meat, which can sometimes cross react with cow's milk, but usually fish and chicken are OK for people to eat. How high is the ANA titer? ...Read more
Sulfa antibiotics: These days most antibiotics are not sulfa based. For the record, it was a sulfa antibiotic that was the first antibiotic to be available, back in 1932. Since then most antibiotics have not been sulfa-based. The main oral one currently in use in the us is sulfamethoxizole, commonly trade named bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and is compounded with trimethoprim. There are also some eye drops that are sulfa-based. ...Read more
I have UTI and based on urine culture got antibiotics.After 5days pain is gone but urination frequency is much worse,like 100times a day.Why is that?
What should a person allergic to sulfa based antibiotics be careful about? Is there a comprehensive list of these antibiotics and is sulfur OK?
Sulfa avoidance: Although cross-sensitivity to drugs with a similar sulfa structure was once suspected to be likely, this has not shown to be true. This only drug you need to avoid is sulfa (Bactrim, Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) etc). Read the label carefully. Note that it has nothing to do with sulfate or sulfite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with UTI E.Colli, had Antibiogram,had 5 weeks of antibiotics based on results, but still have UTI,getting worse. scared!What is happening?
Stay the course: 43 year old woman with persistent UTI versus reinfection. The best course of action is to visit your physician again. They will perform a culture and sensitivity test to determine which antibiotic will be most efficacious against this particular organism. If you have fever or chills go to the ER. Stay the course and good luck. ...Read more