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Cold Weather Affects Lupus
Is possible that you have lupus even if your only symptom is bilateral joint pain? Esp in morning and in cold weather?
Yes: Joint pain can be the only symptom of lupus but you would have to have several positive blood tests to make this diagnosis. ...Read more
Does cold weather bring on a Lupus flare up? All my joints are swollen, weak and painful. As soon as the cold weather hit, I'm in pain everyday
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Itching: It could be your skin drying out. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I often feel nauseous in the morning or in a cold weather. Is there something wrong with my digestion?
My face is dry and flaky due to cold weather. Would it be alright and safe to have diamond peel? Thank you!
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?
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?
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
I have been diagnosed with autonomic disorder. My b.P. Was varied the last two days from 79/52 to 160/95. Can cold weather make higher?
Possible: Cold weather might make your BP higher, yes. The blood vessels tighten.. ...Read more
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
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!
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