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Does Lupus Cause You To Cough
Can lupus ( I have lupus)cause acute sudden shortnesss of breath?I have no chest pain, no cough, not coughing anything up, just slight shortness of breath like i need to yawn to feel better-clear echo
Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus
Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more
Could a chronic cough be one of the biggest symptoms in someone with lupus? Even with a clear chest x-ray?
Not generally: Pulmonary involvement in sle is generally manifested as pleural effusions(fluid around the lung) and pneumonitis. These would generally result in an abnormal chest x-ray. Chronic cough in sle can be associated with esophageal reflux which is not uncommon and generally associated with raynauds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med history is factor v, palpitations, lupus. on Coumadin (warfarin) along with others. my upper part of back hurts & is achy when i cough or take deep breath in. y?
I have extreme body aches and chills. I can not keep anything on my stomach and fever but not sneezing or cough. I have lupus should I go in?
Yes.: Should see your doctor asap to assess for lupus flare or an infection. ...Read more
I have lupus & have bad respiratory virus. I have had body aches, severe fatigue, cough, etc.Missed week of work.Possible lupus flare from virus?
Possible: There is a terrible respiratory illness going around the Milwaukee area but often has responded to the Z pal depending on symptoms. In your case without more history and exam hard to tell if you have a lupus flare but I can tell you in normal people this illness can knock them out for over a week. You would best see a doc!! Hope you fee better real soon!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night sweats. Butterfly rash. (Not lupus) non productive cough for over a year. Throw up after just a few drinks of alcohol(unusual)shortness breath ?
Problem over a year?: Go see a good doc!! You have a chronic problem which hasn't been addressed. Think post-nasal drip. Good luck! ...Read more
Seen in urgicare for cough/sob-blood work showed WBC 4.2, hgb 10.8, RDW 16, RBC 3.99 those r abnormal; I have lupus, only on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is this concern also just finished menstrual cycle 3 days ago?
Topics/lupus patient w/chills low grade fever earachesore throat pain when breathing cough with some mucuslymph nodes hard & swollen. See a doc?
Absolutely: Fevers in patients with lupus always need to be evaluated. This is even more true in view of your other symptoms. ...Read more
I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.
Could not help much: I am sorry to tell unfortunately ,with the SLE and pulm. fibrosis bec. of the lung scarring you have this cough which couldn't be helped much . Supressing cough with medicines like codeine linctus help in heart failure patients ,but in ur case ,should not precipitate infections by suppressing cough. If you are on medicatio like lisinopril for HTN/kidney dz from lupus , it can also contribute ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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