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canker sore on lower gum

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Most soars normally heal with in seven to ten days. If your soar is still there after 3 weeks than you need to look in to it as soon as possible. Plea ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Canker sores: are not pleasant and can be very painful. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is id ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
See doctor: I would have to see the lesions to be sure that it is something benign. i usually give kenalog (triamcinolone) in oribase to put on these lesions so ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Magic mouthwash: It's hard to treat these if they are located deep in your gums or oral tissues. Your doctor could prescribe you the magic mouthwash, which contains l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your DR: For prescription of antiviral meds and perhaps some antibiotics if there's some pus. In the meantime take motrin, gargle with warm salt water with per ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many?: Since we do not know what causes canker sores, the remedies are many. One approach is to apply a topical broad-spectrum antibiotic a few times a day. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : on any mucous membrane good luck eat soft foods no spices
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Leukoplakia is just a term that means white patch. It is important to have a diagnosis of the leukoplakia to rule out any serious pathology. Depending ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience Dentistry
YES: Canker sore can appear anywhere in the mouth. The sores are a result of a virus and usually take about 2 wks to run their course.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Get Examined: Multiple oral sores make me concern about Oral Herpes Simplex Infection. You may have Strep throat ( because of Sore Throat) also. some times Aphth ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STDs: Probably a canker sore. See a dentist for this. In addition would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggesti ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Jaw: I don't think that the jaw soreness is related to the canker sore. But, cankers can occur on any type of mucocutaneous tissue.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can get canker sores on the gums, cheeks, the soft palate (the back upper portion of your mouth) and very commonly on the tongue. They tend t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: Oral Herpes, Oral Candida(Fungal) infection Vitmin Deficiency ( like Vit C def) Aphthous Ulcer ( sometimes cyclical with Menstrual period) are a few ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Krendl
16 years experience Dentistry
A visit to your MD: The symptoms could be related to multiple healthcare concerns. You may want to consult your md or dds as soon as possible.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Unrelated problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a ear pain, These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Toothache -see a dentist 3. Mouth ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Probable canker sore: Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are commonly found on the gums, and inside the soft tissues of the mouth. They are caused by a multitude of things, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to say: This could be many things. You need to be specific about when it started and what treatment has been given. This could be thrush, aphthous ulcers, lic ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Aphthous stomatitis: Can be debilitating. See dentist for help, perhaps an anesthetic rinse.

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