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Doctor insights on: Cold Weather Affects Lupus

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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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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