How does plaquinil slow the process of scleroderma and lupus? Or any autoimmune disease

See below. There is has been much on how exactly it works but it is thought to work on tlrs or toll-like receptors which play a role in the immune system.
Reduces inflammation. It reduces the activity of inflammatory cells thus preventing more damage.

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Does family history in first cousin (or other NON-first-degree relatives) increase risk for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, RA?

Yes. If you have autoimmune disease in your family - you are at increase risk to also develop Autoimmune diseases also seem to have a genetic component, but, mysteriously, they can cluster in families as different illnesses. For example, a mother may have lupus erythematosus; her daughter, diabetes; her grandmother, rheumatoid arthritis. Research is shedding light on genetic, as well as hormonal and environmental risk factors that contribute to the causes of these diseases. Read more...

If swollen lymph nodes emerge from an inflammatory process like lupus (autoimmune disease) would ibuprofen an nsaid make then go away?

Lupus. We need to treat the clinical manifestation of your lupus. Some cases are mild some are complex. Your doctor needs to work up your "inflamed lymph node". Read more...
No. Lymphadenopathy (large nodes) if do to sle, will not go away with nsaids. See your rheumatologist if this persists. Read more...
Monitoring Centers. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more...

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

No. Eoe, though incompletely understood, is not related to lupus or other autoimmune diseases. Read more...
Learning more . A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. Read more...

Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. Reverse autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?

No. Modification of the immune system doesn't occur with anything like a normal diet. Perhaps with life-threatening starvation the immune system would be made dysfunctional (not recommended). And then, suppression is not at all like reversing. Read more...

Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. Help control, reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?

Possibly. There is some evidence that anti inflammatory diets can help improve symptoms of auto immune diseases. Certainly eating an diet high in antioxidants will note harmful. But always check with your physician before you make a drastic changes to your diet. You should ensure that you get enough protein, carbs and fats along with micronutrients and vitamins. . Read more...