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My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse, last mont have on her face rash red color?

My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse, last mont have on her face rash red color?

Rash face lupus: My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse, last mont have on her face rash red color? ANS: Suspect she has butterfly rash of lupus. Google images and compare and discuss with her team. ...Read more

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In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?

In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?

Avoid sun: The weather humidity and temp is not so harmful as the direct uv rays.Sunburn is a sign of too much uv exposure, a stressor. Any stress makes all autoimmune disease worse. ...Read more

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Does rainy weather cause lupus joint pain to worsen?

Does rainy weather cause lupus joint pain to worsen?

Yes: A drop in barometric pressure, which occurs with storm fronts, can make any type of arthritis worse. This includes the joint pain from SLE. ...Read more

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What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome?

What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome?

The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise. Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more

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How can I train in cold weather?

Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold from too much cold weather?

Can you get a cold from too much cold weather?

Indirectly: The cold weather will not actually cause you to get sick, but your body has to use extra energy to try to keep you warm. Because of this your body has less resources to fight off germs and viruses which increases your risk of getting sick. ...Read more

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It usually only happens when I am in cold weather.?

It usually only happens when I am in cold weather.?

See a doctor: You may have an underactive Thyroid gland that accounts for the weight gain. The foot swelling in cold weather could be related or not related at all. Could also be due to circulation. Tighter socks, less active. Could be due to arthritis condition as well.
See a doctor for check up and labs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get mindgrains because of the cold weather?

Is it possible for a person to get mindgrains because of the cold weather?

Migraines: I believe you mean migraines. There are many triggers that set of migraines, however ensure have this diagnosis. Yes barometric pressure changes, foods, change length daylight (common with cluster migraines. Patients can predict about what month they will start. Many types migraines, some w/o headache since it is neurological condition generated in brain, being transmitted along tigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Could cold weather give you headaches?

Could cold weather give you headaches?

Possibly: A National Headache Foundation study showed that 73% of people with significant headaches had them triggered by changes in barometric pressure or weather & 38% were triggered by extreme temperatures (hot or cold) ...Read more

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Does cold weather makes yore skin fairer?

Does cold weather makes yore skin fairer?

No and yes: The temperature is not the issue, rather that there might be less exposure to UV rays which cause skin pigmentation to come forward - i.e. "tanning". ...Read more

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Why are my palms flakey already with cold weather?

Why are my palms flakey already with cold weather?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Is cold weather a cause of hives?

Is cold weather a cause of hives?

Can be.: Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms. It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reaching into the freezer, holding a cold drink, etc. This results in the release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin and a hive develops. ...Read more

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How common is an allergy to cold weather?

How common is an allergy to cold weather?

Cold hives: Idiopathic cold urticaria is fairly common. It really isn't dangerous unless there is submersion. Other cold induced syndromes are rare. For more information on cold induced syndromes see my blog: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/01/allergy-to-cold-weather/. ...Read more

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What effects does cold weather have on the lungs?

What effects does cold weather have on the lungs?

Cold air hurts lungs: Cold air is naturally dry. When you breathe cold dry air into your lungs, moisture from your bronchial tubes evaporate. This irritates the surface and can cause the bronchial tubes to spasm in people with asthma. There is a test to help diagnose asthma where patients are asked to hyperventilate breathing cold dry air. Breathing through a scarf or mask helps shield the lungs from the dryness. ...Read more

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I ran in very cold weather, will I get pneumonia?

I ran in very cold weather, will I get pneumonia?

Hard to say: Pneumonia risk factors are not related to weather factors, unless those weather factors cause an increase in incidence of inhalation of contaminated materials. ...Read more

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I ran in very cold weather, could I get pneumonia?

I ran in very cold weather, could I get pneumonia?

Doubtful: Exposure to cold weather is not a directly linked to getting a pneumonia. Vasomotor symptoms such as runny nose and shortness of breath may occur but these are not necessarily from a pneumonia. ...Read more

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For what reasons might cold weather or breeze cause hives?

Rare syndromes can: Two types of people get hives because of cold. First are those with cold contact urticaria, in which histamine is released in the spots of skin directly exposed to cold. Second are people with certain rare inherited mutations that make the immune system activate in response to cold. The latter usually get hives all over, not just at the spot of cold exposure. See an immunologist for more info. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does cold weather trigger my asthma attacks?

I was just wondering why does cold weather trigger my asthma attacks?

Cold air can: Cold air is dryer and this may tigger bronchospasm of the airways. Also running on hot days can cause this as well since the air will be heated and humidified via nasal passages. Cold air is a direct irritant to the airways. Use a scarf and this may help. Also maintain good inhaler (controllers) use. Try an act score to determine how well your asthma is controlled. You can find on the web. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

More good oil: In your diet can help. Also, shea butter, found in the health food store can be rubbed into the area. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible that warts are caused by my living in very cold weather?

Is it possible that warts are caused by my living in very cold weather?

Cause of warts: Hpv - human papillomavirus causes warts. It is a dna virus that once in the skin, it is there forever.

That being said, they are never removed forever and can come back at any time. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without running in the cold weather?

What are the best ways to lose weight without running in the cold weather?

See details: Cycling, swimming and most importantly, dietary changes. Minimize carbs, control portion size, no fast food or high calorie snacks, etc. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my skin is allergic to cold weather, what do you suggest?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I'm worried because my skin is allergic to cold weather, what do you suggest?

Skin care: Keep yourself well hydrated and your skin well moisturized and warm, can use some OTC antihistamines but be careful if you get sedated, better use the newer 2nd generation as loratadine, see an allergist/dermatologist if the problem continues ...Read more

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Would like to know if it's natural to have a lot of bloody noses in cold weather?

Would like to know if it's natural to have a lot of bloody noses in cold weather?

Nose: Yes. Nosebleed season is october to april and can occur as well if you use a lot of AC. Use a humidifier at night and some vaseline at bedtime Avoid blood thinners like aspirin and ibuprofen ...Read more

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Husband has severe splits around fingernails. Very painful, worse in cold weather. Help?

Husband has severe splits around fingernails. Very painful, worse in cold weather. Help?

Soak ; smear: Warm gloves outside in winter. Soak in hot water at least 10 min. Then rub in vaseline or aquaphor. Carry chapstick, rub into cracks frequently. Use liquid bandaid twice a day to seal the cracks. Use a cream with ceremides such as cereve, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal) eczema care, cetaphil: best after soaks. Avoid solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner. Avoid caustic soaps: dove is preferred to ivory. Avoid an. ...Read more

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I often feel nauseous in the morning or in a cold weather. Is there something wrong with my digestion?

Possibly: This can be a number of things such as pregnancy ranging to acid reflux. It worth be checking this out with your physician. ...Read more

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My face is dry and flaky due to cold weather. Would it be alright and safe to have diamond peel? Thank you!

My face is dry and flaky due to cold weather. Would it be alright and safe to have diamond peel? Thank you!

Sounds like: You need MOISTURIZATION not a "peel" which will remove MORE moisture from your skin! Just a thought but hope it is helpful!


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I was walking in really cold weather for my breathing. I seem better breathing cold winter air. Strange or not?

I was walking in really cold weather for my breathing. I seem better breathing cold winter air. Strange or not?

Unusual: Cold and dry air can trigger airway spasm and obstruction in susceptible individuals and isn't recommended for those with asthma or copd. It is unusual that you breathe more easily is such conditions. ...Read more

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Is it true that there are days for a baby boy and days for a baby girl? And is it true in cold weather for girls pls?

Is it true that there are days for a baby boy and days for a baby girl? And is it true in cold weather for girls pls?

Myths: No. Absolutely not. Sperm are fifty percent potentially girls and fifty percent potentially boys. This would be a false myth. ...Read more

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How can you loose wait without a lot of exercise in the cold weather. And also having constipation issues for over a month?

How can you loose wait without a lot of exercise in the cold weather. And also having constipation issues for over a month?

Diet: Improving diet can be helpful. Increase your intake of water and sugar free drinks. Eating smaller, more frequent meals so you have less cravings at night and stabilize your sugar levels. Fresh fruits including apples, strawberries, and blueberries can loosen stools. Limit bananas. ...Read more

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If in cold weather I go long distance in two wheeler or if I switch on fan in night next day I got tonsillis pharyngitis every month wt is cause?

If in cold weather I go long distance in two wheeler or if I switch on fan in night next day I got tonsillis pharyngitis every month wt is cause?

Mouth breathing: Pay attention to whether your mouth is open on the two wheeler and during sleep (ask your partner). we are supposed to breath through the nose to warm, filter and humidify the air; otherwise the dry cold air irritates the mucosa and results in inflammation and immune responses ...Read more

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Why do I entirely feel better in cold weather, and have a severe intollerance to warm and hot weather? My body becomes hot very quickly. Frm texas!

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Depends: It may be just your body preference, but depending on other symptoms (anxiety, weight loss, palpitations), it may be a symptom of an endocrine issue such as hyperthyroidism. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm finally getting over strep & don't want to relapse. Could the cold weather aggravate symptoms more than anything else? Should I stay clear of SOY?

I'm finally getting over strep & don't want to relapse. Could the cold weather aggravate symptoms more than anything else? Should I stay clear of SOY?

Can get rechecked: One can get his throat rechecked if a lot of strep throat symptoms return. Cold weather can make a throat uncomfortable temporarily, due to breathing cold, dry air... but does not cause strep throat to relapse. Soy products are everywhere, and have no unusual effect on a normal person's throat. ...Read more

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Is it normal to discharge throughout the day? I'm a virgin. I sometimes have to wear a panty liner. It gets worse in cold weather and when exercising

Is it normal to discharge throughout the day? I'm a virgin. I sometimes have to wear a panty liner. It gets worse in cold weather and when exercising

Vaginal D/C: Yes it is normal to have vaginal discharge, even as a virgin. If it gets worse you may need to see an ob/gyn to see if you have an infection. ...Read more

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My 4yr old daughter has been toilet trained for 2 yrs all of a sudden she has been doing it in her pants not going to the loo is it from cold weather?

My 4yr old daughter has been toilet trained for 2 yrs all of a sudden she has been doing it in her pants not going to the loo is it from cold weather?

No: This could be due to multiple reasons. Chk with your pediatrician to make sure she does not have a urine infection or constipation. If no then it could be stress or just behavior which needs some modification. Talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why would cold weather make me feel depressed?

Why would cold weather make me feel depressed?

Lack of light: Inadequate light exposure has been shown to be related to depression including working the night shift and winter in gloomy climates. ...Read more