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Lupus And Nose Sores
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
Lupus currently inactive- I get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?
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
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
Malar rash, photosensitivy, sicca, mouth/nose sores, Recurring flares, leukopenia, ANA 1:640.All other labs neg. Rhuem dx'd lupus. Possible w/normal labs?
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?
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
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?
Good day My son was diagnosed with immunodefiency, first misdiagnosed as Lupus but Dr Gail Faller at Wits was able to rule Lupus out. What multivitamin would be good to boost my son's immune system? He often gets flu and sores-head and mout
Depends: Lupus can be localized or systemic. Localized disease is not as serious as systemic disease. If your father only has one symptom of lupus then it's not that bad. But he should get a proper work-up to make sure he does not have systemic lupus. ...Read more
No way to know: Without seeing the rash and doing a full detailed exam, obtaining a history and some lab tests it is impossible to diagnose. Why would you think of lupus? There are dozens of potential causes for a rash. See a doctor. ...Read more
Skin sarcoidosis!: Lupus perneo is a manifestation of sarcoidosis, usually seen in chronic disease. Intra-lesional steroid injections can help, as can systemic therapy. Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease that can affect many organs, but more common and serious, the lungs. This disease needs rheumatologic management. The new tnf-alpha inhibotrs seem to work quite well, although this is off-label use! ...Read more
Usually not...: The rash of lupus usually does not affect the creases that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth... But usually does not mean never. ...Read more