Do people who suffer from cystic fibrosis sweat more than regular people do?

No. Patients with CF don't sweat more, but their sweat is more concentrated and will taste saltier.

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Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

Not necessary. CF screening is a dna blood test now, given to all newborns. Any hospital that delivers babies can do it. The sweat test is not done as often any more, but if you want it you should see a pulmonologist, they will probably do it in their office. Read more...
CF centers. Usually the pediatric side of the CF center does the sweat chloride test... It isn't done as often anymore as most cases are picked up @ biirth with standard genetic screening. Your pulmonologist will know. Read more...
DNA vs. sweat tests. For sweat tests, do not trust a laboratory which is not accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "Sweat tests should be done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center". See http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/ Read more...

Why do people with cystic fibrosis have unusually salty sweat?

CFTR. There is a defect in the sodium-chloride transporter encoded by the cftr gene results in an inability to appropriate consentrate saline in secretions (sweat, in the airway, in the pancrease) that are more viscous. Read more...

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my cystic fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis. I would see a lung and a GI doctor for this chronic problem. Read more...
Special tests. Special tests are needed to diagnose cystic fibrosis. Blood tests are not enough, a positive test has to be interpreted in the right clinical context. A negative test does not rule it out. Best is to see a pulmonologist, specifically a cystic fibrosis specialist or cystic fibrosis clinic if you have access to one. Read more...
SPECIALIST. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex, chronic illness, and should probably best be managed by someone who sees a lot of CF patients. This probably means a pulmonologist, most likely at an academic hospital. Read more...
Both. A CF patient is a great example of why a medical home is good for patients.Many routein life events are appropriately handled by your fp/ped/im while other issues related to CF are handled thru coordinated care of the specialties involved. Your primary physician is well aware of the direction problems can head & can redirect you to your pulmonoligist or GI if appropriate. Read more...
CF center. I most countries, it is highly recommended that CF patients be followed by an CF center. CF centers are centers that employ physicians with expertise on this disease. All CF patients should have a primary care physician for their overall care, but they should also be followed by a CF center. Read more...

Hi I suffer with cystic fibrosis and I also have MRSA in the lungs and I was wondering if it is possible that I can get tattoos..

Be cautious. Speak with your pulmonologist who is most familiar with your current status for clearance, but Pseudomonas colonization in the lungs should not usually prevent you from having procedures performed on your skin. You have listed MRSA as one of your conditions, which may put you at much higher risk for severe skin infection from a tattoo. Read more...