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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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. Doesnt 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. Doesnt 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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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

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 white ...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