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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Tobacco & alcohol: Tobacco and alcohol cause mouth cancers that cause serious ulcers. Nutritional deficiencies, viral infections, trauma, poor oral hygiene and autoimmun ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Good question: There are many different types of ulcers- viral, aphthous, traumatic, fungal, autoimmune, precancerous etc. Each one has a different cause and a diff ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience in Orthodontics
No: But there's treatment to make them go away sooner. See your dentist to find out what kind of ulcers you're getting and (s)he'll recommend the appropri ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Both canker sores and aphthous ulcers are two names for the same lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth. Unlike cold sores which are c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers can be caused and/or triggered by different things, including infections, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions, nutritional deficienci ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, if...: It lasts more than a week you should have it looked at.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Not hurt baby: Most often a virus that should not hurt the baby.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
33 years experience in Dentistry
Any kind of ulcers : Could be painful, many respond well to miracle mouthwash which is a rinse that is a combination of kaeopektate and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that yo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes.: On aug, 15, 2013: 11, 777 people who have urinary tract infection were studied. Among them, 41 (0.35%) have mouth ulceration. Make sure to see your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: I would go back to the orthodontist for an evaluation. It could get worse so i would call asap.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1. Reduce the bruden ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience in Dentistry
Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
And much worse!: I will answer your question last. The reason for that is when one does not brush (and floss) their teeth, they develop cavities and gum disease and th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor again: The lymph node might be infected again.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Mouth ulcerations and sores could result from a variety of dental or medical problems. If you feel you are HIV positive, see a physician for evaluati ... Read More
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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: It depends on what caused them. If they are caused by rubbing from dentures, and infection, viral illness or even cancers. Some diseases have oral ulc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Overdose risks: It is important to use the medication as directed to avoid overdose. Early signs of overdosage are numbness of the lips and around the mouth, lighthe ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It can cause ulcers in the mouth.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Ain't none, missy: Y'all got to use acyclovir. Cheap & real good of ridding the homestead of them yellow bellied vermin. You betcha! seriously, be good and kind to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluatio ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Find the cause first: If you have several mouth ulcers at once you may want to see a dentist to determine if there is a cause that can be determined such as a food, drug, o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience in Dentistry
Not By Yourself: Most mouth sores heal spontaneously over a period of a couple of weeks. There are no proven over-the-counter products which speed-up this process. For ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) have no definitive cause. They are thought to be caused by stress, allergies, trauma, diet, etc. They are usually self- ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not directly: Only indirectly if you have severe generalized symptoms of other sorts (weight loss for example) .Anxiety worrying about stomach cancer is much more ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on the cause: Mouth ulcers can be caused by many different things, including infections and autoimmune diseases. The most common causes are aphthous ulcers and type ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience in Dentistry
Sometimes: The chemicals and artificial flavorings can cause sensitivity in some individuals. Each of us has a unique makeup that can cause us to be sensitivity ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rarely: Lichen planus, an autoimmune disease, may lead to oral cancer in rare cases. If you notice a change in the pattern or your lesions, or worsening of sy ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Any medication can cause mouth ulcers. Although sulfasalazine does not specifically cause oral ulcers, you may be allergic to sulfa drugs and this co ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will he ... Read More
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Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Steroid gargle: A doctor could prescribe this.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mouth: Great question and tough problem Look for the cause first. ?b12, thyroid, thiamine, dental source, dryness, stress. See your doctor first. Sometimes w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
I would say herpes: and hiv can cause mouth ulcers and painful swallowing , gonorrhea can cause painful swallowing. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Virus: Most ulcers in the nose and mouth are caused by viruses, and resolve in 5-10 days. They often recur.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Never heard: Of that description before
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Can't avoid well: Recurrent mouth ulcers are most likely recurrent aphthous ulcers. If so, this is caused by your body's immune system and any kind of stress will cause ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho answered
17 years experience in Dentistry
Stress: Sounds like too much stress.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience in Dentistry
Lysine : Taking lysine supplements has shown to be effective in preventing and management of oral ulcers. About 2000 mg/day in divided doses.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mouth ulcers: The attempt to 'get rid" of oral ulcerations is often an exercise in frustration. Allergy, nutritional, immune abnormalities, genetic, infectious dise ... Read More
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