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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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Upper rgt chest swellng & dull ache-sinusitis-reoccurring heartburn-was just sick w lupus fl, bronchitis & flu-xray/us & mammo clear-wbc18 ER senthome?

Upper rgt chest swellng & dull ache-sinusitis-reoccurring heartburn-was just sick w lupus fl, bronchitis & flu-xray/us & mammo clear-wbc18 ER senthome?

Your WBC is high: A WBC of 18 is high. This could mean bacterial or viral infection or inflammation, or maybe you are taking Prednisone for your lupus. Prednisone or other steroids cause a high wbc. It sounds like you should check in with your rheumatologist as soon as possible. The swelling you describe needs to be examined by a doctor who knows you and your chronic health history. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Lupus dx. Wbc from 11 to 18. Trace blood and protein in urine-- feel weak, swollen chest nodes- chest xray/mammo/us all clear. Bronchitis & sinusitis?

Lupus dx. Wbc from 11 to 18. Trace blood and protein in urine-- feel weak, swollen chest nodes- chest xray/mammo/us all clear. Bronchitis & sinusitis?

White count high: With the high white count we would think of the steroid therapy or an infection. People with lupus usually have a low white count. With your smoking you have a greater risk of infection and cardiovascular comorbidities that we see with lupus. You may need to have those lymph nodes looked at an even see an infectious disease specialist. Speak with your physician about that. ...Read more

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37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: This is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus. You should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex
Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. Have a good history/physical exam/blood testing coordinated by Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't: Think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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Who treats sinusitis?

Who treats sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Hello. Any doctor or physician extender such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant can treat sinusitis. An ENT doctor is a specialist in sinonasal disorders who can treat sinusitis with aggressive medicine or possibly with surgery. ...Read more

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How common is sinusitis?

How common is sinusitis?

Common: Sinusitis... Bacterial infection of the sinuses affects about 34 million people a year. Conservative medical treatment handles the vast majority of cases. At times surgical procedures like endoscopic sinus surgery or newer balloon technologies are used to open diseased sinuses. ...Read more

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Best medicine for sinusitis ?

Best medicine for sinusitis ?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used to treat sinusitis, so there isn't one best answer. My preferred choice for acute bacterial sinusits (with fever, pain and tenderness over the sinuses) is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for anyone who is not allergic to penicillin. A two week course of treatment is needed, because sinus infections can be difficult to cure completely. ...Read more

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How serious can sinusitis be?

Sinusitis: It depends on it is severity, but u can treat it if u see u ENT physician. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis problem?

How to cure sinusitis problem?

See below: Most sinusitis will resolve without any specific treatment. Topical (neosynephrine) or oral (pseudephedrin) decongestants and saline nasal sprays give symptomatic relief. For severe or intractable infections appropriate antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be diagnosed?

By History: Most sinus infections are diagnosed by the history. Typically, if you have a "cold" that lasts for more than 7-10 days... It's most likely a sinus infection. If you see your ENT he can use a camera to look in your nose to confirm the diagnosis. A ct scan can also be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinusitis?

How do I know if I have sinusitis?

CAT scan: I know that a good nasal examination that demonstrates pus in the lateral wall of the nose strongly suggests sinusitis. The yellow material should be cultured before an antibiotic is prescribed. You will know if you have sinusitis if you have yellow-green nasal discharge and pressure in the face and between the eyes. Chronic sinusitis (greater than 90 days) is best diagnosed with a CAT scan. ...Read more

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What can reduce my sinusitis pain?

Sinusitis pain: Can be helped by pain killers and decongestants, maybe antibiotics if needed, your best bet is to see a specialist ENT doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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I continuously get sinusitis help!?

I continuously get sinusitis help!?

I would consult with: An ear/nose/throat specialist to get to the bottom of this chronic problem. ...Read more

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Who is qualified to treat sinusitis?

PCP, ENT, Allergy: Your primary care doctor is a good place to start. They may need you to see an ENT or an allergist if you have any complications or issues related to your sinus infections. ...Read more

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What is Sinusitis a risk factor for?

Sinusitis is a risk factor for:: Brain abscess, Churg Strauss syndrome, Orbital cellulitis, Stress headache, Bad breath, Post nasal drip. ...Read more

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I keep getting sinusitis. Help please?

I keep getting sinusitis. Help please?

ENT consult: Recurrent sinusitis may indicate the possible need for surgical intervention beacuase after each attack scar tissue may form so sisnuses cannot f]drain normally. Sometimes a change in antibiotics may releive sinusitis. Nasal sprays, decongestants and allergy control may reduce recurrences, . ...Read more

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What are common sinusitis complications?

What are common sinusitis complications?

Relatively uncommon: Complications of acute sinusitis include meningitis, brain abscess, visual loss. Probably more common with untreated acute sinusitis is chronic sinusitis, which is chronic nasal drainage, nasal congestion, sinus pressure. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for sinusitis?

What are the best remedies for sinusitis?

Sinus Remedies: Sinusitis is caused by inflammation of the nose and sinus passages in almost all occasions. Antihistamines, nasal decongestants, and antibiotics, if symptoms persist beyond ten days, are helpful. If infections recur, suspect an allergy or irritant, such as acid reflux or smoke. Anatomy may also play a role. Frequent infections? Go see an ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sinusitis in general?

Drainage: Sinus health is all about drainage - if they can drain, they'll be fine. When swelling associated with allergies or either a bacterial or viral infection advances enough to interfere with sinus drainage, they can get infected, and pressure can build up into a sinus headache. Once the swelling goes down to the point the sinuses can drain again, they'll heal. ...Read more

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What is the best way to control sinusitis?

Check with your doc: Intranasal steroids are the gold standard. They usually clean it all up. Make sure there is nothing else such as polyps. Therefore you want to check with your doc and ask for a prescription. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sinusitis in children?

What are symptoms of sinusitis in children?

Depends: Before 4-6 m babies essentially have no sinus cavities. By a year, the maxillary & ethmoid sinuses are partially developed and inflammation can be seen as creamy nasal debris that often descends down the back of the throat like a waterfall during oral exam. Xrays < 1yr are rarely helpful as the sinus cavities are often filled by normal mucous at that age rather than trapped pus seen when older. ...Read more

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Suffering from sinusitis, any tips on this?

Suffering from sinusitis, any tips on this?

Tips for sinusitis: In addition to seen an ENT doctor to get the proper antibiotics treatment, there are some things you can do at home to deal with the sinusitis. You can do the sinus irrigation twice a day. They sell some ready made sinus lavage/irrigation kits over the counter. This washes out the mucus and help the sinus drain better. You can also try a short course of nasal decongestant for about 3-5 days. ...Read more

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What is the best medecine to cure my sinusitis?

Sinusitis: First, make sure that is what you have. Then, sinus nasal saline rinses with neti-pot, decongestant (pseudoephedrine), pain control (tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen), nasal steroid spray, and possibly antibiotics, for which you should see a doctor. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more