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Doctor insights on: What To Do During A Lupus Flare Up

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What does it mean to have a flare up in psoriasis?

What does it mean to have a flare up in psoriasis?

Skin becomes worse: It simply means that the psoriasis is more active, either through worsening of the lesions you already have or the development of new areas of involvement. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Having a psoriasis flare up. What can help?

Having a psoriasis flare up. What can help?

Topical steroids or: Probably the easiest thing to do is to get some prescription steroid to help with the inflammation and itching. There are other nonsteroidal topicals as well, but u will likely get most rapid relief with a potent steroid. If psoriasis is severe or widespread, oral or injectable meds maybe needed. Keep the areas moist with skin emollient until seen by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Follow up on previous question: how does biopsy of facial skin happens, and does it need to be during flare up of redness or any time? Thank u.

Follow up on previous question:  how does biopsy of facial skin happens,  and does it need to be during flare up of redness or any time? Thank u.

Skin Biopsy: Most facial biopsies are done through punch biopsies. The punches come in all sizes and the lesion determines the punch size. You need to have a flare of your skin condition to make the biopsy relevant. ...Read more

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What to do if not sleeping- healing from colitis flare up on prednesone?

What to do if not sleeping- healing from colitis flare up on prednesone?

Paleo diet/low carb: The best way to improve colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs). Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Low carb foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 10k IU/day. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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How to help stop a Crohn's flare so i don't end up in the hospital ?

How to help stop a Crohn's flare so i don't end up in the hospital ?

Listen to your body: Llisten to your body and respond appropriately. Rest! also, healing from cd can be helped with a combination of western and eastern approaches. Both have something important to offer you. Get counseling to make sure you are absolutely doing what you most love in the world. Counselors and healers can help you prevent flares in the long term. ...Read more

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Can an RA test (rhematoid factor) come up negative when a person is not experiencing a flare up at the time?

Can an RA test (rhematoid factor) come up negative when a person is not experiencing a flare up at the time?

Very rarely: Complete remission may rarely cause a positive rheumatoid factor to revert to negative. However, the titer of rheumatoid factor does not really correlate with disease activity in any one person. ...Read more

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Ms info and what does a it effect when you have aserious flare up and what can you do when you can't see a neutrologist for a monthplz all answers asap?

Ms info and what does a it effect when you have aserious flare up and what can you do when you can't see a neutrologist for a monthplz all answers asap?

A risky situation: You have a 50% chance of your relapse not resolving unless it is treated in a timely fashion, aggressively. But also, are you taking a potent MS medication which could prevent relapses? Contact the MS Society, and get some referrals. Also, get help from your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have a serious problem waking up in the morning..What do you suggest to make it easier?

I have a serious problem waking up in the morning..What do you suggest to make it easier?

Wake up: Go to bed earlier is first step. If that does not work discuss with your Dr. if you need to have a sleep study to see if you have a sleep problem that can be helped. ...Read more

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In lupus flare. 2nd one in 2 months. Missed 1 week of work.My employer is frustrated.How to get him to understand? I do what I can to stay healthy.

In lupus flare. 2nd one in 2 months. Missed 1 week of work.My employer is frustrated.How to get him to understand? I do what I can to stay healthy.

Doctor's note.: A doctor's note would validate your illness as well as inform your employer about the natural progression of the illness and necessary treatments. Ask your doctor to provide you with a letter about your condition and its ramifications. ...Read more

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According to my check up I have a pneumonia what should I do to prevent this disease ?

According to my check up I have a pneumonia what should I do to prevent this disease ?

Pneumonia.: First, be sure to follow your doctor's recommendations to treat the pneumonia you have now. Do not stop the antibiotics early. After you are completely cured, you could talk with your doctor about whether or not The vaccine against Strep pneumoniae (Pneumovax) is a good idea in your situation. Also not smoking is a great idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my Crohn's flare ups before they progress too far?

What can I do to ease my Crohn's flare ups before they progress too far?

Communicate with GI: If you have been diagnosed with crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding such questions as above. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. ...Read more

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Is it normal for lichen simplex to flare up when you begin your period each month?

Is it normal for lichen simplex to flare up when you begin your period each month?

Stress can cause : Hormonal changes during your cycle could trigger the body to cause a flare of the lichen simplex. Different stressors can cause flares. In your case may be due to your cycle Might be helpful to see dermatology. To offer some help ...Read more

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Is there a cure for heroes? Also can does it make you immune to things, because everytime i go to a certain place i break out all over.

Is there a cure for heroes? Also can does it make you immune to things, because everytime i go to a certain place i break out all over.

Herpes?: I'm assuming you mean herpes and that your spell check made an error. There is no cure for herpes, but suppressive medications can reduce the number of breakouts. The itching you are having all over the body is unlikely to be related to herpes. Since it happens in one place, there might be something you are allergic to there. ...Read more

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What is good to take for a gout flare up until i can get in to see the doctor?

What is good to take for a  gout flare up until i can get in to see the doctor?

Water: Increase your fluid intake, rest the joint, avoid purine-high foods and alcohol, especially beer. If you have any meds from a previous flare-up, take them. If you don't have any left you can use otc Naproxen (1, 500mg per day maximum). ..And get to your doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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What do u do when you have a fibromagylia flare up and you don't use/ pain meds?

What do u do when you have a fibromagylia flare up and you don't use/ pain meds?

Lifestyle change: The best evidence for pain management for fibromyalgia is actually lifestyle change, not pills. Get healthy sleep every night, never nap, and exercise daily. Stress management, avoiding smoking and alcohol, and an anti-inflammatory diet (start with no meat, no cheese, and no processed foods) work better than meds in clinical trials for those who can stick with it! ...Read more

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I have a newborn baby and sometimes is hard (almost impossible) to wake her up to eat. What can I do to wake her up ?

I have a newborn baby and sometimes is hard (almost impossible) to wake her up to eat. What can I do to wake her up ?

Keep it simple: Babies do not need to be alert enough to say hello when they feed.They can be in a shallow alert state and feed effectively. Placing them to breast or offering a bottle is adequate stimulation for many.They just need their jaw to move to do the deed.Foot massage or facial stroking can bring some to alertness if needed. ...Read more

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What to do if i could not go to bed on-time. Subsequently, waking up is as difficult for me. Any tips on keeping a consistent sleeping pattern?

What to do if i could not go to bed on-time. Subsequently, waking up is as difficult for me. Any tips on keeping a consistent sleeping pattern?

Wake up time: Be consistent with the wake up time, basically you have to fix the wake up time strictly on the weekend and weekdays regardless if you sleep through the night or not, no naps, also the second most important is the bedtime, no caffeinated drink 6 hours before the bedtime. ...Read more

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