Having an autoimmune disease, and treating the condition with some disease-modifying drugs, weakens your defenses against viruses and bacteria. So, you’re more likely to get an infection, which can trigger an arthritis flare. Get up to date on your vaccines. But don’t forget to wash your hands frequently and avoid close contact with or sharing food and drinks with people who are sick.
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