Mouth and Nose Ulcers
Often one of the first signs of a Lupus flare is mouth and/or nose ulcers. These are aphthous ulcers, better known as canker sores. Basically they are sores in the mouth or nose, usually less than 1 cm in diameter, shallow and painful.
They usually begin with a tingling or burning sensation at the site where an ulcer is going to appear. Within a few days they progress to a red spot or bump and then an open ulcer. They are usually a white or yellow oval with an inflamed red border.
There are several things you can do to help prevent mouth and nose ulcers as well as speed healing and reduce pain:
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