Does Anyone Get Blisters In Their Mouth Or Sores On The Scalp? I Have Been Positive For Ra Since 2006 After Hurricane Katrina.

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Asked by Tina

Does Anyone Get Blisters In Their Mouth Or Sores On The Scalp? I Have Been Positive For Ra Since 2006 After Hurricane Katrina.

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Hi, Tina,

The only time I had blisters in my mouth was when I was taking Plaquenil. Actually, they were more like little red, painful bumps. I have read account so people getting mouth sores while on MTX. I see that you are taking Embrel. Are you taking MTX, too, or any other DMARD? I would call the pharmacist, since it is the weekend, and the docs will be out of pocket, and ask about this being a possible side effect of one of your medications. A lot of us have a very dry mouth and that leads to all sorts of issues, including increased cavities, etc. I use Biotene mouthwash and chew Biotene gum. That helps immensely. My nose and eyes are also dry. The nose dryness is relieved by saline nasal spray and eyedrops help the dry eyes. Sounds as though your skin/mucous membranes are not happy. Please let us know how you are doing and what the pharmacist and or doc has to say.

Best Wishes,

V

Answered by Vanessa Collins