U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: oral ulceration?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Ulceration: Anytime the overlying epithelium layer breaks down ulcerative lesion occurs.
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Eroded area in mouth: Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; or other systemic processes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

Does zinc cause ulcers?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Peptic ulcers: Assuming you are taking about peptic ulcers, normal amounts of zinc do not cause this type of ulcer. Overdoses of zinc can be very irritating to the stomach and may cause stomach ulcers.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a decubitus ulcer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Pressure ulcer: Ulcer usually on buttocks but may occur on any dependent area form laying in same position for a long time. It occurs in nursing homes, and during long hospitalizations. Turning every 2 hours to shift position will reduce the tendency to decubitus ulcers.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between a venous stasis ulcer and an ischemic ulcer?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Blood supply: Ischemic ulcer is caused by a deficiency of blood supply from tue artery and is treated by a vascular epub with surgery. Stasis ulcers are caused by a varicose vein where. Lope stays at the site can be treated medically .It will recur if the varicose gains are not removed by laser or surgery.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are non-healing ulcers a sign of cancer?

2 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Possibly: Non-healing ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract can certainly be associated with cancer and should be followed closely. This mainly pertains to stomach ulcers but atypical intestinal ulcers have a potential for cancer as well. In general, most ulcers should heal within 8 week on proper therapy, in most people. There are, however, always exceptions and close follow up is recommended.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can soap to wash a diabetic ulcer affect how long it will take the ulcer to heal?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Diabetic Ulcer: In medicine we do not like hard soaps because the pH of the soap is actually damaging to the skin integrity. You will see that many types of things that we put on skin are 'ph neurtral'. Think of the skin as bricks and mortar: the high pH soaps break up the mortar allowing the skin cells to fall apart. Your wound care professional will tell which products are safe and cost-effective to use.

Related questions

A 45-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 28-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 28-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 33-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.