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Head Sores And Lupus
Okay sudden break out of sores on the back of my head, with having lupus could it be just a flare or change of seasons cause these flare ups?
Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gotten 3 oral granulomas in 2 months. They go away and come back in a different place in my mouth. Is it from nursing? Or sores from lupus?
Oral sore /lupus: see previous answer. F/U with rheumatologist as if from lupus will only resolve with lupus treatment. Check herpes I titers,may be concomitant infection. Chck TSH maybe high and predispose to poor immune regulation. gargle with saltwater to avoid super- infection with bacteria,check for strep. Check it is lupus and not sarcoid/bechets ...Read more
Autoantibodies: Autoimmune diseases like lupus result in autoantibodies that attack your own body in error rather than bacterial or viral pathogens which are supposed to be targeted.This form of attack will manifest itself as sores in mucosal tissues including the nose and mouth.The exact mechanism may be an attack on the mechanism that holds the skin to underlying tissues allowing it to peel away creating sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are nose sores in Lupus always painful? Have had recurrent non-painful small sore for years, always right side on septum near nostril opening.
See details: Nasal ulcerations are extremely rare in lupus and almost always painful. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sle lupus! what is a average work hrs a week for a lupus patient with flare up, ie high fevers and mouth sores? How much rest is needed
Ana +1:320 homogeneous&speckled. Anapanel all<.02 except dsdna was 4. Pain, extreme fatigue, mouth&nose sores.Dr said too young to have lupus? 27 yr old
I was told prev blood work showed I have lupus, but now am in remission. I've had severe body aches and mouth sores again. Am i having a flare up?
Lupus: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune systemic disorder and can have quiet periods with acute intermittent flares. Mouth sores with severe body aches necessitates reevaluation for acute flare . Though mouth sores and severe body aches could be from other sources, evaluation for lupus flare could help control inflammation with early intervention to minimize symptoms improve healing if it is lupus induced. ...Read more
Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?
Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the aphthous stomatitis There are medical conditions that can cause this. You might ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ lupus. Malar rash,photosenstvty,sicca ,mouth/nose sores,Recurring flares,leukopenia, ANA 1:640.All other labs neg.Possible w/normal labs?
Absolutely: Your general labs can be totally normal and you can still have lupus. ...Read more
Where do lupus sores typically occur? I have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. Not at same time ANA 1:640
Lupus sores: Ulcerations ( sores) can occur on any mucus membrane which is the entire GI tract as well as vaginal tract .The ANA is high would seek medical attention from rheumatologist because may be flare and only proper lupus treatment will resolve the ulcers. Check for concommitant herpes I infection ( treat w/ acyclovir), check TSH, Gargling/swishing with salt water 2-3x/day may limit added infection ...Read more
Ana 1:320, pain all over, mouth sores, nose sores, extreme fatigue. Pcp thinks lupus, but my dsdna was 1 point away from equivocal. Could it be lupus?
Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus
Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more
Severe joint/muscle pain 9 mth now have sores in nose and lips with slight rash on nose. Rheum won't diagnose lupus due to only pos ANA. I'm suffering?
There: are established needed criteria for SLE. Must exclude other causes like thyroid, fit. D deficit or FM. ...Read more