I use to get them alot too. I think they are related to the mouth and nose sores we get. It just takes longer for those to heal in the corner, since everytime you open your mouth it can crack back open. They are very painful!
I haven't had any since I have been taking folic acid and my mouth and nose sores are gone too. Good luck and I hope this heals up quickly for you. Take care and keep us updated. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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I don't know if it is the same thing but I get sores in and around my nose, especially when I am sick or run down. I take Valtrex when I get them. If i catch it early the Valtrex usually stops it from spreading. Don't know if that helps but good luck.
Post Edited (karasmommy) : 9/12/2007 10:08:36 AM (GMT-6)
Thanks so much for the replies. I have been so busy lately, I kept forgetting to check in again.
The sore is STILL there! Thanks for all the useful hints. I will try them and let you know what works. I've never had one for more than a week; this one has been here for over a month. Sometimes I forget about it and yawn...OUCH!
I also have a nasty cold, so I wonder if that's what's prolonging it. Anyway...thanks again for all the ideas!
I get periodic crops of canker sores, usually 3 at a time, in my mouth, next time in my nose, once in a private spot, and they are associated with my personal pattern of flare and lupus symptoms. When I get colds, and a crack in the corner of my mouth, my eyes become unusually dry, (eye drop time), and scary, but rare, times when I have trouble swallowing. I find coating my lips with pure old vitamin A&D ointment in the car, and at night, helps alot. My dr. recommended poking a hole in a 400IU Vit. E capsule and dabbing the oil on the cracked spot. It helps me like a miracle cure. Also, an extra Vit. C tablet can't hurt. And I really try to eat as healthy as I possibly can. A key is keeping your skin and lips moisturized and protected from wind. So don't forget the basics of drinking extra quantities of just plain ole tap water. I crush fresh mint into sweet tea and add lemon to plain water and it makes staying hydrated when I am at work easier. I bring tea and water with me so I am not tempted get up and get coffee or pop. Hope you are feeling better, soon.
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I get the mouth sores you describe too. also I get the sores in my mouth and in my nose on a regular basis. i never associated them with Lupus until recently when the rhemutologist asked me about them. and I have trouble swallowing. Never considered that to be part of lupus either.
I use peroxide inside my mouth, and use a qtip to apply it to my outside mouth sores, and in my nose. It stings, but it works for me.
Only one sore left in my mouth today and it is nearly gone. If things happen as they have in the past, they will be back shortly. I think mine may stay around longer because I have false teeth. and the false teeth move, and when I bite down it keeps the sores irritated. I have had these sores on and inside my mouth and nose for a very long time.
It was one of the first things that I noticed, and was so glad to see it. It was another way of knowing I am where I belong, where all of me is accepted just as I am. and that is worth to me all the doctors in the world and their diagnoses. to know I have good company as I walk this path, take this journey of life on earth.