Mouth Rash? :(

Mouth Rash? :(

Hi again everybody. It's been a while, but I am looking for some insight. Nearly a week ago, I developed a rash on the inside of my lower lip, and I'm wondering if anyone has had/seen this before. I can't figure out what it is. I haven't changed anything in my dental or cosmetic routines, haven't taken any medications, or eaten anything different. At this point, it's becoming very painful so I am considering going to a free clinic to get it checked out. But I'd like to get some thoughts from you guys first, if I can.

The rash started out painless, with swelling and lots of little red dots that look like blood on the inside of my lower lip. It's changed a lot through this past week and is now painful, swollen, and the dots have changed from red to white-ish and skin colored and are raised. It also seems to have spread. I have no idea what could be causing this and it won't go away!

I've attached a link to an album with pictures. (Sorry about the state of my mouth, it's been difficult to brush my teeth with the pain)

imgur.com/a/ZCMMf

Has anyone ever had/seen this or know what it is? Any thoughts are welcome, I am lost! For now, I have to attempt to get some sleep. Thanks in advance for any help!

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  • Have you asked a doctor yet? I'm guessing you are based in the US? I would go to the free clinic asap.

  • Yeah, I am in the US. I will have to go to the clinic tomorrow then - was just hoping someone knew what it was/or that it was nothing to worry about as visiting the doctor out here is pretty difficult. I appreciate it though, hopefully someone will be able to see me and get it checked out. I'm guessing it has to do with my autoimmune/sle issues so getting it documented would probably be a good thing anyway. Thanks for the advice, twitchy

  • Well the only thing I've seen that looks similar are telengecstasias - tiny spider veins that people with CREST and Sceleroderna sometimes get. But I'm not sure that these are painful in the way you describe? If you have undiagnosed autoimmunity then it's good to get clarity over anything visible I would say. Especially as it's so sore. Best of luck and please let us know that they say. Twitchy x

  • I really appreciate that, twitchy! I did consider telangiectasias but I agree, the fact that it's so painful makes it all the more confusing. I am really hoping I'll be able to get into the clinic. Healthcare over here is a joke (I know it's not much better over there either) I am especially concerned because I just got over a 2 week long pneumonia-like illness, so I'm worried that everything is flaring/out of control atm. But I'll be sure to report back with whatever they can tell me about it!

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