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Doctor insights on: Tongue Soreness And Lupus

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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.

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

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!

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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.

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I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

Can be a few things : Some lupus patients get ulcers in the the mouth, throat and nose. Because of dryness and or immunosuppressive medications like prednisone, you may have a yeast infection called thrush. See your rheumatologist.

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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.

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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.

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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

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I have sjogrens/lupus. When do I need to call my rheum about a small sore on my leg and one on my chest?

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.

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Ankles ache randomly, knees, wrists too, palms red/pin prick feeling, spine sore feels inflamed... Is this all the lupus i was just diagnosed with :0(?

Ankles ache randomly, knees, wrists too, palms red/pin prick feeling, spine sore feels inflamed... Is this all the lupus i was just diagnosed with :0(?

Pains all over : Patients with lupus can have non deforming arthritisthat could affect small and mediun size joints , they could also have fibroimyalgia , acondition caractherized by increase sensation of tenderness or pain , the pains are more diffuse and occur with out inflammation , sometimes is difficult to differentiate , but a good medical evaluation could define the difference.

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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.

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I was diagnosed with Lupus and was told I also have sjogren's syndrome. I was wondering, every time I drink cool/cold water my throat gets sore. Why?

I was diagnosed with Lupus and was told I also have sjogren's syndrome. I was wondering, every time I drink cool/cold water my throat gets sore. Why?

Sjogren's dryness: This may be related to the The dryness related to Sjogren's. Otherwise I have no other explanation. You can discuss this with your rheumatologist.

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Is there a visual distinction from a lupus sore or cancer sore? Small scab at tip of nose. Scab not healing. I have sle with discoid as symptom

See a dermatologist: The best course is to have a dermatologist evaluate the lesion. A biopsy may be needed to establish the cause.