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See multiple sxs, incl splinter hemorrhages. local consult with rhematologist. no findings support autoimmune disease. PrImary care still thinks autoi?
Autoimmunity: Sometimes an infection can mimic an autoimmune disease, since the infection 'triggers' an activation of the immune system. I would be interested to know exactly 'what' symptoms you're referring to. If you have splinter hemorrhages, then it could be endocarditis. I've seen cases that mimic autoimmune disease since the bacteria trigger things off. Make sure the doc is considering that too. ...Read more
Gloves and. Meds!: Wearing gloves is essential in cold weather! an electric pocket warmer is useful! i favor the calcium channel blockers for use, but in lower doses, than treating bp! these drugs dilate arteries and prevent vasospasm with cold or anxiety quit well. I use Diltiazem the most in sustained release dosing only 1 x per/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital heart specialists: As a infant/child/teenager, patients with congenital heart are typcially cared for by pediatric cardiologists/cardiovascualrr surgeons. A new field of adult congenital heart is evolving in which internal medicine congenital heart cardiologists who have specialized training in congenital heart disease care for patients over 21 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does infectious disease specialist treat or study systemic scleroderma. Undifferentied diffuse connective tissue disease,raynauds?
No: these are generally dealt with by rheumatologists. Good luck. ...Read more
Excellent: I do not have first hand knowledge but second hand. The professional system in canada has top experts in the high ranking hospitals, where the care is as good as any tertiary referral center in the usa. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: Scleroderma itself has no treatment. However, there are treatments for some of the manifestations of the disease. For example, problems with circulation, gastroesophageal reflux, secondary skin infections, etc. are at least partly treatable by medical and non-medical means. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SLE and insurance: Check with your states health department. Many states make arrangements to cover people who don't qualify with private insurers, usually through some kind of high risk health ins. Pool. It's expensive but probably not as expensive as a catastrophic illness without any coverage at all. ...Read more
Sometimes: Skin biopsies are generally easy to do, but some urgent care physicians aren't proficient at it because skin cancer is not an urgent issue. Many urgent care centers won't have the proper processing kits to transport the tissue to the pathology lab. Call any medical facility before you go to make sure they can handle your needs. ...Read more
Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more
Best is what works: Treatment for crohn's disease uses a step wise therapy. We start with one method (chosen because it is effective with low side effects) and if necessary, we move up to the next method of treatment. If the first step works for you, that then is the best treatment for you. For others, it may be the other steps. Best is what ever is effective with minimal side effects or complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: It depends on the hospital course. If the person was admitted for a condition and treated but worsened during the hospitalization to the point that death was imminent, comfort care or hospice care may occur in the hospital. However, most hospitals will try and transfer people home or to a skilled nursing facility with hospice care if the person has a little longer to live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does kid qualify for vaccine exempt with family hist of scleroderma, Raynaud's, psoriasis, scoriatic arthritis, and personal hist of eczema and celiac?
Vitiligo care: Two things that are important to do for a person with vitiligo: 1. Protect skin from sun exposure. Areas of vitiligo have no melanin to protect them from damaging sun rays. Also a sunburn can cause new areas of vitiligo to appear. 2. Protect skin from trauma. Just like sunburn, trauma (scratches, etc) can cause vitiligo to appear on normal skin. This is known as koebner phenomenon. ...Read more