Patients With Lupus Disease Must Be Aware Of These Injurious Mistakes

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Patients With Lupus Disease Must Be Aware Of These Injurious Mistakes

If you have Lupus Disease or  a condition that predisposes you to lupus, there are certain foods and medications that you should avoid.

(1)  Sunlight: People with Lupus Disease should avoid the sun, since sunlight can cause rashes and flares. Some people are more sensitive to sunlight than others, but all people with this disorder are advised to be cautious when they are outside. Of course, it would be impractical to completely avoid going outdoors

(2)    Bactrim and Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim and Septra are antibiotics that contain sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. They are grouped as “sulfa” antibiotics because they contain a substance called sulfonamide. Bactrim and Septra are often prescribed for bacterial infections, especially urinary tract infections. They are also sometimes given prophylactically (i.e., to prevent infection), especially in people taking immunosuppressive medications.