Thanks guys for the warm welcome.
Thanks Suejil. Also, I get the sore too only they are in my mouth and they too never seem to heal. This is all new stuff. Supposedly, the folic acid they give us is to help with that.
Also the dietician at the dialysis center says we need protein to help us heal. the average person is to have 60 grams of protein but for me she has me eating 90 grams of protein and drinking protein drinks, etc. Lupus seems similar to diabetes in that respect. I know my mom had diabetes and started getting sores that wouldn't heal. I have a sore on the roof of my mouth now and so irritated by it. can't wait until it heals.
I am wondering if some neosporin won't help you since it is on the skin.. ask the doc for suggestioms. but totally agree with you about them not knowing much more than they did in the 70s. My hands look like I never took anything for the RA and I have taken everything available including the rituxan and cytoxan. I got meningititis with the cytoxan so they stopped it. they are now not treating me with any immunosuppressants for that reason.
Anyway, hope you find relief soon. take care everybody.