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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?

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 more

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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Can i take a mucolytic agent while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

Can i take a mucolytic agent while taking antibiotics for bronchitis?

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

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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

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 more

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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 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...

Pain Relief: Hello Larry286, unfortunately not certain what type of pain you are experiencing. If it's due to a sore throat, typically anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) help relieve some of this pain. Should be taken with meals if possible. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm Rh negative and my b/fs Rh negative do I still need the micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot?

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

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) shot expired in 2009, pregnant again, what to do?

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

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What is treatment for UTI that is resistant to all oral antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity ??

UTI with resistance: You may need IV or IM antibiotics depending upon the clinical situation. This depends on numerous factors, including the manner in which the sensitivity studies were done. Suggest you see an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are not sulfa based?

Which antibiotics are not sulfa based?

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

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If a child is allergic to mold, could he also be allergic to penicillin-based antibiotics?

If a child is allergic to mold, could he also be allergic to penicillin-based antibiotics?

No: Good question. Being allergic to mold does not increase the risk of being allergic to penicillin based antibiotics. By extension. Penicillin allergic patients are not therefore allergic to blue cheese (which is a mold in the cheese). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Different infection: Sometimes anabiotic's suppress other helpful bacteria and secondary infections such as yeast can occur. This is something you can see your physician and have evaluated ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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

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Will smoking tabacco based products interfere with antibiotics for a bacterial infection? If so, when is it ok to smoke again?

See below: Smoking does not interfere with antibiotics, but it can slow down circulation to your extremities and reduce the function of your white blood cells. ...Read more

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Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection has decreased?

Why am i having really worse UTI symptoms (e coli) while taking antibiotics based on a culture, if today the u test shows the infection  has decreased?

Pyelonephritis : If you have associated pyelonephritis - infections leads to kidney involvement - than it may take longer time to respond. Make sure mic level of abx against e. Coli and what dosage you taking. Please see infectious disease physician. ...Read more

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Along with tropical antibiotics cream for burn infection can I have an IV based antibiotics since my stomach is sensitive for antibiotics?

Along with tropical antibiotics cream for burn infection can I have an IV based antibiotics since my stomach is sensitive for antibiotics?

Yes and no: It is true that some antibiotics do cause stomach issues but not all of them. The decision on an IV route is determined by the severity of the infection as well as other factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bates jr.
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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

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Micrhogam (Definition)

MICRhoGAM is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more