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lupus cracks at the corner of my mouth

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unless you are describing painful oral ulcers it is unlikely to be related to lupus. If you are concerned have it evaluated.

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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick!
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have g ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Usually not.: Pain is usually minimal, but patients have had more painful sore ulcers in the mouth. Aflare in herpes is also more likely in sle! see someone in rheu ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Virus or allergy: There are a number of different species of virus that can cause your symptoms. Some can be treated with antiviral medication. A severe allergic react ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Angular chelitis: Angular cheilitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs in 1 or both angles of the mouth. This condition typically presents with erythema, painful ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Irritated : These areas may be irritated from food exposure. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Trauma: All mouth sores should be gone in 2 weeks. If it is still there be concerned. Always best to check with you dentist first.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry skin: Likely the reason for your cuts at the left corner of you lips is due to dryness of your skin. I would recommend a chap stick or you could use a very ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Angular Cheilitis: Or cracks at the corners of the mouth. The most common cause of the cracks is a fungal infection. Home remedies for cracked corners of the mouth incl ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Variety of possibili: most commonly this is perlech. It can be due to yeast. You can discuss this with your physician about anti-yeast medication, in further clinical evalu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Cold sores--or herpes simplex reactivation--usually will present as an area at the lip red border or just beyond, that initially may sting or burn and ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Don't wait: The dark spots are most likely blood vessels called varicosities. If spots weren't there before, but now they have been there for a week or so, and no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Possible Infection?: See a dentist. There are a few types of problems this could be.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Can cause fever blisters. Cold sore at the corner of mouth could be due to dry air, .
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: Skin eruptions, vitamin deficiences, eczema, seborrhea, allergies- get examined- for a definitive diagnosis.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Bumps under tongue: Bumps under tongue can be part of salivary gland system assuming you do not have a yeast infection in your mouth (rare) or are not a tobacco chewer/sm ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Get checked: More than 1 issue is present. Itching usually due to bacterium, Chlamydia Trachomatis. Swollen gums usually due to gram negative anaerobic rod bacte ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Crusty Nose: This sounds like an infection... Possibly staph. See you physician for a culture and appropriate treatment that may include antibiotic pills and a spe ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Sounds like Cankers: Canker sores, or recurrent aphthous ulcers are an autoimmune, inflammatory reaction to trauma, medications, and just about any emotional or physical s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Craters: I'm afraid "craters" is not a diagnostic term. Haw far back are they? Size? Dueation? Color? To be diagnosed and properly advised (treatment plan ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephan Quenztel
26 years experience Psychiatry
Friction, drying: I assume you mean after oral sex you find cracks in the corners of your mouth. It's not serious, in all likelihood. There is a small chance that you h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bumps in mouth: Are the bumps bothersome and painful probably nothing to worry about. Did you eat something that was hot ? You could have burnt you mouth. If it ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CRACKS MOUTH CORNERS: Without looking i couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called, angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. S ... Read More
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