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Dear Dr. Kitti,

I would like to request you to answer my questions.†††
1. I saw the doctor last 2 week, the doctor said my white blood cell is
up to 4700 which is nearly normal.† She said my symtom becomes
normal now but I still need to take hydroxy chloroquine.† she said
i should continue taking it so on or unitil† I feel that my eyes become
unnormal.† This means that I can now live as normal life as others
and no need to worry about the disease ? In case if I have to stop
taking medicine immediately, the disease will be again occured
2. While I was sleeping yesterday, there was an ant hits into my right eye.
It then becomes red and bigger under my right eye. i somestimes feel itchy.
I have it almost 2 days now but it's† not better . ††I wonder if it is also
callecd " butterfly rash " or not.† because if it causes from an ant,
it should be already better.††††
3. yesterday, I have serious musle pain on my right leg especially the
joint between my foot and leg.† it is from SLE ?

Answer

1.† Itís mean that you are now can live a normal life under precaution,
because your disease still can came back anytime if something wrong
such as expose to sunlight or having too much stress, both physical
and mental, or any infection.† But the longer you can live a normal life,
the harder it will come back
2. It just an allergic reaction to ant sting which may take a longer time
to subside in lupus patient, if no superimposed infection
3. Not likely from SLE

Dr. Kitti