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How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

Hard to tell: Hard to tell by just looking at lesions. But mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. http://www.mollysfund.org/2015/04/mouth-sores-lupus/ Moot point. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds and await work up. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Have sle lupus have for past 5 days feeling general unwell, tired, sore, nauous, headache and teeth pain no change in lifestyle or meds?

Have sle lupus have for past 5 days feeling general unwell, tired, sore, nauous, headache and teeth pain no change in lifestyle or meds?

Flare: Your having a flare, this is a period of time when sle. Is acting up causing multiple system to react unfavorable to the immunities ponce of the body. Usually these flares will subside but come back. There is no cure but the treatments are getting better for this disease. ...Read more

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Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

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 rheumatology. ...Read more

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What shampoo could I use on my scalp ... It's very sore over being out today in fresh air.. I have lupus and it's getting me down .

What shampoo could I use on my scalp ... It's very sore over being out today in fresh air.. I have lupus and it's getting me down .

Shampoo for lupus: Sore scalp and lupus don't necessarily mix. Talk with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. There is a prescription shampoo with cortisone that may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, especially breathing problems, mouth breathing at night. You should have a complete evaluation to see what might help best. Treatment may be a mouth moisturizer or a humidifer at bedside. A breathing test for sleep apnea may be needed. ...Read more

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Can the sides of your mouth feel numb with lupus?

Possibly.: Neurologic symptoms occur in a significant proportion of patients either prior to the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or during the course of their illness. ...Read more

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How do you heal a discoid lupus sore on the face filled with pus?

How do you heal a discoid lupus sore on the face filled with pus?

Treat infection: Discoid lupus lesions are dry, scaly, raised circles that should not have pus. Keep your hands away from them as much as possible. Apply warm wet compresses until you can see a doctor about the infection. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one .

Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one .

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease and can affect the mucus membranes of the mouth. Treatment usually involves steroids and making sure there is not something that is being put in the mouth that causes a reaction. ...Read more

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I have lupus that is now active, I have knots all on my scalp, sore to touch, under a great deal of stress, What could it be?

I have lupus that is now active, I have knots all on my scalp, sore to touch, under a great deal of stress, What could it be?

Lumps and bumps: Knotty muscles can arise during stress. Rashes can also create red, itchy bumps. Start by taking medications as directed and work with your doctor to get your lupus under control. Active disease is an additional major stressor. Your knots may be some of both. ...Read more

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I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

Toe Swelling: There are many reasons a toe can be swollen. Tight shoes, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, for example, may all cause toes to be swollen and painful. An ingrown toenail may also become infected, which could also be very painful. Lupus, also, may cause swelling and pain. If wearing shoes that are wider and cause less pressure against the toes does no alleviate your problem, see a Podiatris ...Read more

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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

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick! ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

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 gingivitis if they have dry mouth. ...Read more

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Lupus sore on lips. What medication can I put on it?

Ask Dr or dentist: I'll provide 2 links w/ good info - but do have a pro look to be sure it's not something else. Both websites have suggestions for overall care too. I hope they help. https://healthunlocked.com/lupusuk/posts/148688/topic-of-the-month-february-coping-with-mouth-ulcers and http://www.Lupus.Org/resources/15-questions-oral-issues-with-lupus best wishes! ...Read more