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Do I have episcleritis or chronic conjunctivitis?

Do I have episcleritis or chronic conjunctivitis?

Hard to say: Your posting offers no useful information on which to answer your question. In the future, post background information in detail and an answer might be possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Is it possible for chronic sinusitis to cause chronic conjunctivitis?

It's possible: The sinuses are connected to the eyes and ears, so it's not uncommon for them to be affected in chronic sinusitis. An eye md (ophthalmologist) can tell you exactly what the issues are causing the redness and rx appropriate therapy, but it's important to get your sinusitis under control as well. Nasal saline irrigation as well as nasal sprays can help. ...Read more

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Lupus and chronic hives, related?

Lupus and chronic hives, related?

occasionally: Occasionally people with lupus get hives, but most people with hives do not have lupus. ...Read more

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What chronic/autoimmune/genetic diseases have flare-ups like Lupus?

What chronic/autoimmune/genetic diseases have flare-ups like Lupus?

Many: There are many that can have flares. That is a hard question to answer if you are looking for a diagnosis based on just having a flare...? ...Read more

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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read more

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What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

See: Subacute cutaneous lupus is a subtype of lupus that can have a lupus and be associated with positive antibodies for sjogren's as well as thyroid disease. Rarely, does it ever transition to systemic lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Sometimes: With lupus, sometimes the immune system does not function properly and one can end up with recurrent sinus infections. There are many more common causes for chronic sinusitis than lupus though, allergies rank first. ...Read more

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How can I handle my chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVI: Allergic conjunctivitis avoidance of known allergens is best . Tightening up your environment with dust mite barrier pillows and covers. Cleaning your air ducts. Meds: Zyrtec &LIVOSTIN. If symptoms persist add Zantac & Singulair (montelukast). If still symptomatic allergist consult for desensitization. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

What is the best way to treat chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid the cause: The best way to treat any allergy is to identify the cause and avoid it. Somethings can't be avoided. That's where medication like mast cell-stabilizing eye drops and allergen immunotherapy (good old allergy shots) can make a huge difference. Start by consulting a board-certified allergist who can help you find the cause of your conjunctivitis. Try www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org for help. ...Read more