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Why do I get nasal ulcers? I do have an autoimmune disease.

Why do I get nasal ulcers? I do have an autoimmune disease.

Many causes: Nasal ulcers can occur due to a variety of things. Nasal sprays, when sprayed on the septum (the divider between l and r halves of the nose) can cause irritation and ulcers. Physical trauma (e.g., nose picking) can cause ulcers. Cocaine will stop blood flow to the lining of the nose, leading to ulcers. Vasculitis can cause bleeding or ulcers. Discuss your symptoms with an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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I have ankylosing spondylitis and recently started to get nasal ulcers. Is it related?

I have ankylosing spondylitis and recently started to get nasal ulcers. Is it related?

Possibly Related: Ankylosing spondylitis is caused by immune system dysfunction. Nasal ulcerations can also result from immune system problems. ...Read more

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Are nose ulcers in lupus patients common?

Are nose ulcers in lupus patients common?

Nasal ulceration: Nasal ulcers can occur in either discoid or systemic lupus. They can be very painful and sometimes get infected. See your rheumatologist who might want you to visit with an ear, nose and throat doctor for continued care. ...Read more

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I had endoscope recently found out I have six gastric ulcers. I have lupus sle & can't stop taking my meds for lupus, now what?

I had endoscope recently found out I have six gastric ulcers. I have lupus sle & can't stop taking my meds for lupus, now what?

Always have options: Speak with your rheumatologist. Stop the advil (ibuprofen). There are always alternatives to your present meds. Is advil (ibuprofen) the only med you take for lupus? ...Read more

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What kind of ulcers does people with lupus get?

What kind of ulcers does people with lupus get?

Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). As far as leg or finger ulcers, that would usually only occur with either severe raynaud's phenomenon or with a serious complication called vasculitis. ...Read more

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Does mouth ulcer means my lupus is active?

Does mouth ulcer means my lupus is active?

It depends: Sores or ulcers or any localized abnormalities inside the mouth can arise from number of causes. Canker or aphtous stomatitis could happen due to excessive stress or during immune status changes or as side effects to some medications, or vitamin b, zinc, follic acid or iron deficiencies. Also due to trauma or any source of irritation. Or could happen with certain systemic diseases. I.E lupus erythema. ...Read more

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I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.

I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.

See rheumatologist: The bleeding ulcer is not the usual presentation for lupus. In fact, prednisone may worsen it. You need to talk to your rheumatologist to make sure that the medications you are taking are not causing the ulcer and then a GI consult may be in order since this may have nothing to do with your lupus. ...Read more

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I have sle lupus and suffer from raynauds. Now I have a ulcer on my big toe, any tips on how to treat it at home?

I have sle lupus and suffer from raynauds. Now I have a ulcer on my big toe, any tips on how to treat it at home?

This is serious: And you should see a foot doc. This should not be treated by you. You can get a bone infection and lose your toe if that injury is not treated properly. ...Read more

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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

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My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

Fibromyalgia/lupus: Sounds like you have autoimmune disease like lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. Your symptoms can certainly be due to it. Fibromyalgia can, however, coexist with lupus, and the presence of lupus does not necessarily exclude coexistence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on history and exam, and represents a chronic pain syndrome distinct from lupus. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

Possibly: The combination of a positive ANA and livedo reticularis gives me cause for concern. Imo, lupus is a reasonable possibility. The other issue is an antiphospholipid antibody syndrome which can occur secondary to sle. Have you been tested for this? Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, do both. ...Read more

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Can a lupus rash go into the nasal folds on the side of the nose?

Can a lupus rash go into the nasal folds on the side of the nose?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more