Doctor insights on:
Lupus Ear Sores
Okay sudden break out of sores on the back of my head, with having lupus could it be just a flare or change of seasons cause these flare ups?
Not seasons: Probably related to the lupus, but infection can do this also. ...Read more
Good day My son was diagnosed with immunodefiency, first misdiagnosed as Lupus but Dr Gail Faller at Wits was able to rule Lupus out. What multivitamin would be good to boost my son's immune system? He often gets flu and sores-head and mout
My face and ears feel hot not red not flushed just hot3 days now I have pots and more than likely lupus. Is it the lupus or pots or just weird no fvr?
Something else: Discuss with primary---this is not consistent with lupus. ...Read more
Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?
Not only on nose: There are many forms of lupus. The butterfly rash is well described but the rash not only need to be there it can occur on other facial areas a well as the trunk. Males tend to be less prone but lupus occurs in them as well. The best test is to see a rheumatologist or your primary as a start. A few simple blood tests can rule out lupus quickly. ...Read more
ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck, ears, face - LUPUS?
Talk to doctor: Although these findings are not incompatible with lupus, the lack of joint symptoms points away from the diagnosis. The diagnosis of nearly all diseases should be made by a doctor and not by lab tests alone. ...Read more
Can lupus cause ear pain? Bad right ear pain twice and no infection or signs of anything causing pain. Antibiotic ear drops did not work either..
Possibly: Although any things can cause ear pain lupus is systemic and can indirectly cause pain. See your doctor for more answers. ...Read more
Should I be worried with having Parkinson's and lupus I have heard pounding of like a heartbeat in my ears for a week and my nose bled a little?
No: Hearing " heart beat" in the ears is not a sign of pd or lupus. See your pcp to see he can also hear the pounding or heart beat in your ear. ...Read more
Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3
Headache clinic at a: Local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.
I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears. Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative. Could it be lupus or?
Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?
Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. 3 weeks ago I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my right ear and was put on a 15 day regimen of Prednisone @ 60mg per day. Noticed an increase in urination and thirst so went to urgent care to get check
SLE is serious disea: You should have a good doc who is following you and monitoring your care, not getting your care at a City MD. Lupus is a multi system disease which can effect your heart, kidneys, brain, skin, etc. You have got to sign up with a competent physician right away. ...Read more
I am weaning off Klonopin and have Lupus. I have had a severe headache for a week. My temples, eyes, the region below the ears and the back of head hurt. I have never had this before and it worsens in light. Should I see a doctor or wait for it to pass?
After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure (i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?
Debate exists about whether treating nasal congestion/rhinitis helps decr ear fluid problms.
Sometimes I will do this with my patients as a test: topical decongestant (ex: afrin) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 4 days (then stop!). At the same time, for 1-2 weeks, aggressive trial of nasal steroid (ex: flonase) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 1-2 weeks, then nl dose. Spray gently & laterally. ...Read more
Symptom:ringing in the ear, stopped- up ear, yellow runny mucus with foul smell. Taking allergy medicine on daily basis. What's up female age 61, breast cancer survivor, lupus
Hello,: Hello, you may have an upper respiratory tract infection. Congestion can place pressure against the eustacian tubes, so that they are not draining the ears of fluid and pressure with resultant pain and ear ringing (tinnitus). The congestion can also cause a headache. The mucus could be coming from a variety of places including your nose or a sinus. Recommend that you see an ear/ nose/throat specialist. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care. ...Read more
I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.
Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more
I have lupus and am remission. I have a sore on my ear, a fever, a large node in front of my ear and jaw pain. Can a swollen lymph node cause jaw pain. Dentist said teeth are ok. Derm says ear infec?
Probably infection: I guess you have an infection causing swollen node and jaw pain. You should try antibiotics first for at least a week, if not better then consider other causes. ...Read more
5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.
HIV highly unlikely: It seems you are having some recurrent colds and possible ear infections and are concerned they are symptoms of an acute HIV syndrome. Given your negative HIV tests, presumably 4th generation, it's highly unlikely you have HIV. Most patients with acute HIV will have (+) p24 antigen by 2-3 weeks. If still concerned an HIV PCR RNA test would be definitive. ...Read more
10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?
Honest: This is not a case for HealthTap. You need a 1-1 evaluation by a neurologist and/or rheumatologist. The efforts of the available HealthTap MD's have been outstanding as far as they could go In fact, if you are near the Mayo or Lahey clinics, then you should go there for an inter-discipline evaluation. In absolutely no sense of criticism, you have been through what I call "too much:" and need important psychological support to help you work this thru. H. Robert Silverstein, MD, FACC ...Read more