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What supplements are best for someone with swelling and autoimmune diseases?

What supplements are best for someone with swelling and autoimmune diseases?

Multivitamin: This depends on whether you mean joint swelling, skin, nerve, abdominal swelling it other areas. The specific autoimmune disease can also make a difference. As a general rule stay away from anything advertised to boost your immune system. If it works it will make an autoimmune disease worse. Most of the time multivitamins are safe. Other supplements depend on the individual disease. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in. As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system. One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells. List of auto immune disease are many and growing. End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as ...Read more


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Have been diagnosed w/ autoimmune disease & fibromyalgia have large non painful swelling in groin/thigh junction which has been getting larger?

Have been diagnosed w/ autoimmune disease & fibromyalgia have large non painful swelling in groin/thigh junction which has been getting larger?

Inguinal hernia: The hernia by itself isn't a dangerous condition. It doesn't get better or go away on its own. However, if untreated it can lead to a serious complications. If hernia is enlarging or getting painful the surgery is warranted.
Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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6 mo old has had clear liq. Filled blisters on body. Not hand foot disease. Ped. Doesn't know. I've had malaria. Not a heat rash. Blisters fill w/blood?

6 mo old has had clear liq. Filled blisters on body. Not hand foot disease. Ped. Doesn't know. I've had malaria. Not a heat rash. Blisters fill w/blood?

Viral: Illnesses can do this. Herpes can cause blisters. Chickenpox, coxsackie, and other viruses can all lead to blisters. If these have been ruled out, great! If it is getting worse then see a dermatologist. Otherwise many rashes just run their course. ...Read more

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How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

Eczema: Rashes with dry looking, flakes, itchy are likely to be eczema. Heat rash are pinpoint red rash. For eczema you need a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?

My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Will heat rash ever go away?

Will heat rash ever go away?

Over time: Over time. However, if it is not a heat rash, seek help of physician to find out the true cause of the rash. ...Read more

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How long can heat rash last?

How long can heat rash last?

1 week: Depending upon the depth of the reaction. But essentially 7 days. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a possible heat rash?

How can I know if this is a possible heat rash?

Need to see it: But you can try corn starch and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to start with and make appointment to see dermatologist. Once clear if increase sweating and recurs, may be heat rash or folliculitis ...Read more

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I have a heat. Rash and its dry up when will it go?

Any time: Heat rash if that's what it is are short lived and represent no major problem. They require no treatment either. However, if the rash is not resolving, I would have it checked by a doc as it may have been mistaken for heat rash. ...Read more

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Is having a heat rash normal, or has ever been seen?

Is having a heat rash normal, or has ever been seen?

Heat rashes occur: Heat rashes occur, and are not uncommon. Sometimes it's related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are difficult to describe in words, so it is best to have a doctor look at a rash. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't know what to do about a heat rash. Please help.?

What to do if I don't know what to do about a heat rash. Please help.?

Better description?: Appearance?
Itchy or not itchy?
Duration?
Triggers?

We need to have the above information. Also a picture is better than a thousand words. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop/prevent heat rash?

What can I do to stop/prevent heat rash?

Heat rash: Heat rash is the body's normal response to constant heat exposure e.G, summer weather, caused by hyperactive sweat glands. Keeping yourself cool by fanning, staying out of the sun or living in a/c premises plus frequent bathing will help. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son has heat rash or chicked pox?

How can I tell if my son has heat rash or chicked pox?

Location: Chicken pox should be spread over the entire body whereas a heat rash will only occur where the skin became too hot/moist. ...Read more

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My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: "heat rash" is one of those generic terms that people use when they don't know what is going on. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 5week baby has a rash on his face. How do I know if it is just heat rash?

My 5week baby has a rash on his face. How do I know if it is just heat rash?

Possible eczema: It is more likely infantile eczema. The only way to differentiate is to take the baby for a consultation with your GP ...Read more

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Heat rash from tanning bed please help me!?

Heat rash from tanning bed please help me!?

Photodermatitis: There is often a photosensitivity reaction following tanning that should resolve in a couple of days. It is similar to a mild sunburn. Heat rash would be from excessive sweating and could also happen. It is self resolving in about 3 days, after peeling. You can use an aloe and Lidocaine gel on your skin for comfort. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of heat rash?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of heat rash?

Cool down: Cool down. Loose clothing to allow skin to breathe. Barrier to keep skin from rubbing ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my heat rash?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my heat rash?

Need to see it: But you can try corn starch and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to start with and make appointment to see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to tell a heat rash from an allergic reaction rash?

More localized: Allergic rash often hive or welt like may be more diffus, heat rash in warmest areas, groin, axilla, flexor creases. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for heat rash from too much sun exposure?

Irritation?: If your skin is irritated from the sun, moisturize it, but if you have developed a superficial skin inflammation, you need to see your doctor for best advice on topical treatment. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I cure a heat rash on the side of my vagina?

How do I cure a heat rash on the side of my vagina?

Confirmation: First step is to schedule a visit for an exam to confirm what is causing the rash. Yeast is the most likely cause and over the counter yeast creams are available. ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of the heat rash on my chest?

What method is there to get rid of the heat rash on my chest?

Assessment.: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have small bumps are my forarm and inner theigh. I thought it was heat rash but it keeps spreading?

See your doctor: This could be one of many things that are readily treated by your doctor. I would start with your pcp and then possible see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more