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What Can Mouth Sores And Boils Be Traced Back To
Food reactions: Mouth sores are often related to subtle food reactions. Try to eliminate the most problematic foods (dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, soy...) all together or one at a time for 3-4 weeks and see if you see a change. Igg food tests can also help. Some people may also have nutritional deficincies like zinc (which can be tested) or may have an excess burden of toxins leading to immune imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sores started appearing in my mouth but then they spread to the whole mouth and throat and they are causing severe pain. What might this indicate?
Tissue insult...: Tissue injuries of any kind can stimulate formation. Often, these are dietary; highly acidic foods or liquids for example. One case involved orange juice. Otherwise, biting with a chipped tooth or other accidental trauma does likewise. Watch your diet and avoid incidental trauma. ...Read more
Can my lip cold sore spread to the genital and eye areas? What should I do to prevent the cold sore from spreading to other areas? I want it contained
Low risk, no worry: During the very first infection, HSV can infect other sites, especially eyes or fingertip. But this almost never happens with recurrent outbreaks. If you've had cold sores a few times, there is no risk. To be extra safe, it's a good idea to wash or use alcohol gel (e.g. Purel) frequently and try to avoid rubbing your eyes. But little risk if you forget. No risk at all for genital infection. ...Read more
Infection: Infections know no boundaries. Important that you see BOTH your Dentist (re: mouth ulcers) and your Physician (re:blisters, UTI). Have them communicate with each other. You may have 2 separate but concurrent problems, or 1 problem in multiple locations. You have to be examined to determine cause and treatment. ...Read more
Im getting dry patches in my lips and they turning into sores what can I do to eliminate this problem and what would be causing it
What can I use to lessen the pain of genital herpes? The sores are open and it hurts to clean. Help!
See details: You need to be on a medication that will specifically treat the outbreak. The meds you are currently taking have no benefit for this issue. ...Read more
I have had some cold sores appear right under my belly button, what can be the cause of this? They are various cold sores letting out liquid and blood
May be Herpes Simple: You should have it checked, it may be herpes simplex or it could be a bacterial skin infection or an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Meanwhile do not try to squeeze or puncture these cold sores as they may spread. The doctor might take a culture from the the liquid coming out of the sores and treat you with antibiotics if indicated. ...Read more
Not a pimple, but...: "pimples" do not occur inside the mouth. If it is near a tooth, it's probably an infection, also known as a fistula, trying to break through to the surface to relieve the pressure. If it is on the inside of your cheeks or lips, it may be a blocked salivary duct, known as a mucocele. See a dentist to determine what it is and what treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gums are swollen, multiple canker sores developed, teeth are in pain and unable to eat. What is it? And what might have caused it?
Possibilities: There are lots of possibilities, 2 many to name and describe. Although relatively rare in US nowadays, ANUG (Google it) is 1 possibility: more common years ago with patients your age under extreme stress, little sleep, poor diet & very poor oral hygiene- bacteria grow out of control and toxins cause severe pain\ulceration to gums. Again, could be other things. See a dentist for diagnosis\treatment ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can herpes sores be spread out across your buttock cheek or are they always in a cluster? Not sure what these new bumps are, should I get tested?
Duplicate question?: Are you the same person who asked a similar question a day or two ago? Even if not, that reply works for this question: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6786421-noticed-8-spread-out-red-bumps-on-buttock-cheek-this-morning-slightly-itchy-not-puss-filled-or-blisters-never-had-anything-like-this-b4-herpes See a doctor and follow his or her advice. ...Read more
Canker : Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker sores because your immune system is a little weaker than normal. A cold sore is also called a fever blister. This is from a form of herpes simplex virus. These sores may pop up if you are physically or emotionally stressed (i.e., you have a fever). They are usually tender. If you have had streph throat recently, the stress to your body could cause cold sores or canker sores to form. These sores can be on your lips, gums, inner cheeks, tongue or on the roof of the mouth. Hope your sores resolve quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can intensly pushing tounge to roof of mouth and TMJ issues cause tounge to burn and be sore Also tigh tthroat or is it because of my oral hpv?
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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