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Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth 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.

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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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?

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?

Consult rheumatologi: Lupus usually causes mouth ulcers, not genital or nose ulcers. You probably have another disease that causes genital ulcers/nose ulcers. Conult your rheumatologist

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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?

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?

Lupus: Seems consistent with SLE. Need Rheumatologist follow up and specific anti double stranded DNA and other labs. SLE affects your kidney and can cause pericarditis. Immediate follow and management is helpful.

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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

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

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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?

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?

RASH?: You certainly describe symptoms of such, but an immunologist and histo-pathologist must be brought into the diagnostic mix. Good luck!

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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

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

Explanation: According to your descriptions your son has low resistance to viral infections like flu and herpes simplex. Unfortunately vitamins not helpful for this kind immunodeficiency. But you can use any of multivitamins for kids to make him stronger for fight with these viruses.

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Anything else I can do when lupus flare makes head feel swollen & I feel confused? Increasing prednisone helps but it is a struggle to work thru this!

Anything else I can do when lupus flare makes head feel swollen & I feel confused? Increasing prednisone helps but it is a struggle to work thru this!

Suspect. .: I suspect your issues have less to do with lupus vascular inflammation than other issues. Prednisone is an energy booster, but depression may be in the equation. The picture is more stress than active sle!

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Does lupus cause pain in muscles and tightning feeling! Also does it cause bad pain in head and numb feeling in face?

Does lupus cause pain in muscles and tightning feeling! Also does it cause bad pain in head and numb feeling in face?

Lupus: Lupus can have many problems associated with it...Some are symptoms due to the inflammation the condition causes itself and some are specific problems, such as neuropathies, myopathies, and myelopathies. Also keep in mind medications can also cause similar problems -are both conditions and symptoms.

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I have connect tissue disease (likely lupus). Why might I be having awful episodes of head fogginess, lightheadedness (neg mri).Prednisone resolves it.?

I have connect tissue disease (likely lupus). Why might I be having awful episodes of head fogginess, lightheadedness (neg mri).Prednisone resolves it.?

Brain inflammation: In diseases like lupus, the brain itself can become inflamed causing the symptoms you describe. It is very important that you partner with your doctor regarding these spells. Prednisone is usually effective.

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Dx w/lupus almost 2 years ago. I have a painful sensation on left side of head that get chills on same spot. Any ideas?

Peripheral neuritis: Tori, this may or may not relate to the lupus. Lots of people have little sensitive places on the skin that can at times be painful and at times can tingle or feel like it's getting goosebumps or even go numb. Of course if the pain is very severe or there are other symptoms like visual problems or slurred speech or nausea you should discuss with your doctor. You can try rubbing the spot.

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Despite drinking plenty of fluids, head feels foggy & lightheaded for days after being in the sun. I'm being treated for almost lupus. Why does the sun affect my head?

Despite drinking plenty of fluids, head feels foggy & lightheaded for days after being in the sun. I'm being treated for almost lupus. Why does the sun affect my head?

Sun can flare SLE: Although we don't have all of your data, there are people with lupus who are sunshine sensitive. The sunshine can activate systemic lupus erythematosus. The mechanism is not completely clear but disruption to skin, free dna from the cells, that can stimulate the lupus response. Sun protection is an important part to your therapy.

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Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself.

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