rash-like inflamation inside mouth
Hello all. I was diagnosed with Lupus a few years ago and placed on plaquinil. Six weeks ago, the hard palate areas inside my mouth became inflamed and after several days, the inflamation went down and the skin sloughed off. I thought it was just a reaction to something I ate. A few days ago, however, the inflamation came back. I can't trace it to anything I have eaten. Has anyone ever had any symptoms like this?
Yes, almost all of us have experienced it. Unfortunately, it is rather common in LUPUS and has nothing to do with what you ate. You are dealing with oral ulcers (lesions). They can be small and rashy or large open raw sores (mine were the large open raw sores). in the mouth. The lesions are generally in the area that you described, the hard palate, or roof of the mouth.
The most common treatment is the plaquenil. However, it takes quite a while before you notice major healing. Also, immunosuppresive treatments have been successful for oral ulcers (azathioprine [aka: imuran], or mycophenolate mofeti [aka: cellcept] with cyclophosphamide combined with corticosteroids [prednisone]. and hydroxychloroquine [Plaquenil].
The ulcers are painful and make it difficult to eat and drink. Avoid carbonated drinks and foods high in acidity. The good news is..they eventually go away and for most of us, do not recur!
Best of Luck To You
Oh yes I have had those breakouts in my mouth very often. I have a bottle of triple swish or also called majic mouthwash. It is a perscription medication that you swish in your mouth the spit out. It really helps numb and enables me to eat during bad breakouts. Also maalox has helped to numb and coat my mouth.
Best of luck