(Nasal sores I described earlier today in my Crohn's blog.) Yes, I do get these exact same sores in the corners of my mouth, exterior where lips join. Have had this on both sides for years and am permanently scarred, same with inside my nose - my nasal sores are one sided only, scarring also inside mouth. When flared the nasal sore spreads up higher into my nasal cavity and down and out below my nostril. Currently a flare is healing that stretched all the way down to my upper lip. Not pretty. The nasal sores are nasty looking, bleed and scab, burn and tingle. Antibiotic ointment helps. I've wondered lately about a biopsy as it is spreading over larger area and have decided to request one next time it becomes bloody. During the flares, my nose inside and out, becomes itchy and tingly as well as painful.
HERE'S WHAT HELPS my nasal sores: Oral NSAID (I currently use Meloxicam Rx); Mupirocin Ointment Rx topical and soothing, but not a cure; Lipactin OTC ointment sometimes helps lip sores as they begin to flare up.
Also I have had mouth sores and burning tongue, esophogeal spasm (excruciating like angina) and burning, reflux and inflammation. The esophagus has been stretched more than once during endoscopy and this helps for a few months. Food gets stuck swallowing, my chest often feels raw at times. Also, my mouth, and throat can burn severely and randomly when I gargle with Listerine or eat something simple like yummy sourdough bread dipped in salted extra virgin, cold pressed, organic olive oil - a favourite indulgence on a good day.
My medical history is exhausting: ulcerative colitis beginning 1982; 3 severe episodes of C Diff; hypothyroidism; primary lupus with secondary sjogren's diagnosed 1999; arthritis - inflammatory and osteoarthritis; photosensitivity; various rashes and symmetrical patches of scleroderma-like patches on my skin; tendonitis (l. elbow), bursitis (r. elbow), carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder; raynaud's, telangectasia, conjunctivitis & corneal abrasion (from sjogren's); "scleroderma of the small bowel" diagnosed in 2002 bowel studies (whatever that means); pneumonias; multiple miscarriages; multiple broken bones from trauma and compression; osteoporosis, cervical disc disease; Candidiasis. DEPRESSION - HA!, anxiety, chronic pain, chronic fatigue but not Fibromyalgia. Hypertension. Also I've had bilateral breast cancer. Right breast mastectomy 1987; left partial mastectomy 1994. Ventral hernia.
I'm 60 and female. Current medications are Paxil, Synthroid, Clonidine, Pantaloc, Meloxicam, M-Eslon, Elavil, X-strength plain Tylenol, Gaviscon.
Aside from all the above, I'm healthy.