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What can be done for a sore in the mouth?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Probably little: Generally these small ulcers are painful and we do not know the cause, but they clear up in about a week. On the other hand they may be due to herpes simplex virus, syphilis can produce mouth ulcers, as can coxsackie virus. Without seeing it and having more information the best advice is that if it persists, have it seen by your primary care doctor.

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Last updated Mar 8, 2012

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