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Dental Care Tips for People with Lupus

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Forty-five percent of people with lupus have mouth sores, according to These sores are common symptoms of the autoimmune disease. Since mouth sores are prevalent, in addition to other oral health care problems which relate to lupus (or to side effects from medications that treat the disease), those with lupus need to be scrupulous […]

Fight the Flu

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Those most at risk for infection and complications from the seasonal flu virus are people with multiple chronic medical or systemic inflammatory illnesses like lupus, or those taking medicines such as prednisone that dampen (lower) immune system activity. Dr. Richard Furie, rheumatologist, answered the following common questions about the flu. Q. I have lupus. Should […]