Do allergies cause flares?

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   Posted 5/17/2013 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
All week I've been struggling with allergies.  Stuffy nose, itchy ears.  No fever. 
today I wake up with a sore throat and now have developed a dry cough and my chest feels like it's getting an infection.  (hot and that yucky taste when I cough).  My Lupus has caused pleurisy in the past.
Now I'm not sure if I need to see my regular doctor or my Rhuemy?  Anyone know if allergies can cause flares? I'm sorta new to Lupus...

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   Posted 5/17/2013 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I feel worse if my allergies are flaring.

Go see your primary he can take care of both.
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   Posted 5/17/2013 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
What a funny response Couchtater.  Yeah,,I have flaring allergies for sure! LOL! I called my doctor's office,,,waiting for a call back to see if I need to go in or not.  It's supposed to be a really nice weekend and I don't want to be sick!!!

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   Posted 5/19/2013 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
There might be a connection between allergies and autoimmune diseases but I don't think it has been established.
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