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Lupus Sore Gums
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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
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 .
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
I've never had a cavity and always take great care of my teeth. Now I have lupus, got gum swelling and lost a back tooth.Could lupus be the cause?
Possibly, but rare: It sounds more like periodontal disease. You state that you take great care of your teeth and never had a cavity. That is great, but you did not state whether or not you see a dentist regularly. If you do not then the swelling gums and lost tooth is most likely due to periodontal disease and not lupus. If you see a dentist regularly then go to see him/her and get this checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 37 year old female with mild lupus. I have joint pain and constantly wake up feeling stiff and sore. Is there a better/best/ mattress?
Not the bed: It isn't your mattress. You need better control of the lupus. ...Read more
I have sjogrens/lupus. When do I need to call my rheum about a small sore on my leg and one on my chest?
Call your rheum doc: Rashes can occur in sjogren's syndrome. If the sore has been there for more than a week and is not healing, or appears infected (pus, tender, red), call your rheumatologist. Based on your particular sjogren's (or lupus?) and medications, he/she may want you to see them or just go to your primary care doctor to have it checked out. If you are worried about it, at least call your regular doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sore tender bump on my head it's under the skin I have RA and lupus is this just a nodules?
Possibly: Or maybe a growth unrelated.....need to find out. ...Read more
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