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Doctor insights on: Does Lupus Cause You To Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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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

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

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Could a chronic cough be one of the biggest symptoms in someone with lupus? Even with a clear chest x-ray?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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