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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis

Hi, I am a 56 Year old female with pulmonary sarcoidosis, it is stage 3 and I am disabled..c I have been taking care of my sick kids, and now I am sick. I called my Dr. (Pulmonary) and he put me back on Prednisone. A diminishing dose. I keep coughing., and I am unable to rest. My throat and lungs really hurt when I am coughing. Should I go to the emergency Room, or just stay in bed until the weekend is over, and then go see my doctor?Thank You.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem autoimmune disease and can affect lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin.

Some of the medications which can treat sarcoidosis includes
Corticosteroids - orally or through an inhaler to your lungs.
Anti-rejection medications - to suppress the immune system.
Anti-malarial medications - for skin disease, nervous system involvement and elevated blood-calcium levels in sarcoidosis.
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors.

Prednisolone for part of standard treatment for sarcoidosis. The coughing and throat irritation can be controlled by symptomatic treatment and by doing warm water gargle twice a day.

I suggest you wait until the weekend is over and if you feel uncomfortable then please have a talk with your doctor on the phone.
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