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Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

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


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Can acid reflux cause sores in the mouth?

Can acid reflux cause sores in the mouth?

Yes: Reflux that comes up as far as the mouth can cause ulcers. This would occur most commonly at night while lying flat which makes it easier for the acid to travel up the esophagus. ...Read more

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60-year-old male w/acid reflux, no prescription for it. I still eat spicy foods. Have sores on tongue that blister. Any OTC treatment for pain/healing?

60-year-old male w/acid reflux, no prescription for it. I still eat spicy foods. Have sores on tongue that blister. Any OTC treatment for pain/healing?

Prilosec for acid: A proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec or Prevacid (both available without rx) will help with the acid reflux (as would histamine blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid). Antacids such as maalox or mylanta will help to buffer acid as well. For the sores on the tongue glyoxide or orabase or oragel may help to heal. ...Read more

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I keep having this clear liquid come into my mouth, is this acid reflux?

I keep having this clear liquid come into my mouth, is this acid reflux?

Possible: It could be acid / alkali reflux from stomach. Some times post nasal drip and some form of esophageal narrowing / diverticula may also produce similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have acid reflux and I puked a little in my mouth three times today?

What to do if I have acid reflux and I puked a little in my mouth three times today?

Treat: Aside from treating the acid reflux, have your dentist prescribe Fluoride as well as acp to help prevent your teeth from eroding. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause dry mouth? Dry mouth all day for 4 weeks. What else could it be?

Can acid reflux cause dry mouth? Dry mouth all day for 4 weeks. What else could it be?

Yes but we need data: We will need more data because dryness can occur for other reasons. Since you have an autoimmune disease Hashimotos, there are other autoimmune diseases that can be present with Hashimotos and cause dryness like Sjogren's syndrome. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have acid reflux and I puked a little in my mouth three times today?

What do you suggest if I have acid reflux and I puked a little in my mouth three times today?

Lifestyle Changes: Limit your intake of acid-stimulating foods and beverages, keep a reasonable weight, don't smoke, don't drink alcohol and manage the stress. Ask your PCP for help if needed. ...Read more

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I have randomly been having blood appear in my mouth not a lot but enough...I also have acid reflux but didn't feel anything. Can acid reflux be silent?

Blood: Most common cause of blood in the mouth is periodontal disease, but there are many other causes. Acid reflux can be irritating, but it can also be quite dangerous. Suggest seeing your Dentist, referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Suggest seeing your Physician, referral to a Gastroenterologist may be in order. The bleeding is telling you not to put this off. ...Read more

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When my acid reflux is acting up is it normal for my mouth and ears to feel hot?

When my acid reflux is acting up is it normal for my mouth and ears to feel hot?

Could be: LPR (Laryngeo-Pharyngeal Reflux) can cause such symptoms, if despite reflux control you still feel the same symptoms, you may want to see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Help I keep burping and air is releasing through my mouth making a little puff sound. Does this sound like acid reflux?

Help I keep burping and air is releasing through my mouth making a little puff sound. Does this sound like acid reflux?

Get checked out!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So your belching could be reflux, ulcer, gastritis, gallstones, slow stomach emptying. A good dr will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause dry mouth? Not a mouth breather, and use a humidified cpap, with chin strap. I'm not taking any new meds.

CPAP: CPAP machine frequently cause dry mouths. Talk with your CPAP vendor about this and they may be able to find a different mask for you.
Acid reflusx is common in sleep apnea patients. Talk toyour doctor about the best teatment for this. Weight loss will help both your acid reflux and your sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What can I do at night to protect my teeth from further acid erosion from acid reflux? I am a mouth breather, and I know that makes it worst.

Talk to dentist: 1) sleep slightly elevated.
2) get soft, dentist-made mouthguards (upper & lower) that covers the whole tooth surface
3) rinse your mouth, prior to placing your mouthguard, with luke warm water with 1 tsp baking soda mixed in.
4) fill your guard with mi paste (non-fluoride) so long as you do not have a milk/dairy allergy
4) do not drink pop, avoid citrus, etc (acidy foods). ...Read more

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Any reason not to try Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 in am and Ranatidine 150 before bedtime? Have sour taste in mouth overnight and appears to be due to acid reflux.

Any reason not to try Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 in am and Ranatidine 150 before bedtime? Have sour taste in mouth overnight and appears to be due to acid reflux.

R/O GERD: GERD SX can be vague NAUSEA/BLOATING /HEART BURN. Or Severe PAIN//REFLUX/LARYNGITS/COUGH You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg THEN PPI PROTONIX/NEXIUM. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted, while work up is in progress, start GF diet. GUTBLISS. COM /WHOLEAPPROACH. COM ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause excess saliva in the mouth?

Excess salivation: Yes, acid reflux can make you feel nauseated, which causes some people to salivate. This is also referred to as water brash. Water brash frequently precedes vomiting. ...Read more

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Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Possibly: If you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more

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I think I think I have acid reflux but I don't know sometimes I have to make my self burp in my mouth is watery. Is this it?

I think I think I have acid reflux but I don't know sometimes I have to make my self burp in my mouth is watery. Is this it?

Burping®ugitation: Burping and regurgitation are symptoms suggestive of acid reflux.You can try over the counter omeprazole/brand name Prilosec and if you get symptom relieif it is reflux disease. You may consult your physician if you want to follow up on that and want to know how long to take the meds or you need something else if not better. ...Read more

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I have an awful taste in my mouth and feels like something is stuck in my throat. Could it be acid reflux?

Reflux or Impaction: It is possible that it is acid reflux. It is also possible that you have some food impacted in your esophagus. If there is something impacted in your throat you may be at risk for perforating your esophagus and that can be a severe condition. Many other things, including a cold, can cause a bad taste and sore throat. I would recommend that you be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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It's troubling breathing through my mouth and I feel stomach palpitations, is it acid reflux? How can I fix this?

It's troubling breathing through my mouth and I feel stomach palpitations, is it acid reflux? How can I fix this?

Neither are...: ...particularly consistent with GERD, and may not even be due to the same condition. You sound appropriately concerned, so please check with your provider for advice based on directed questioning and physical examination. ...Read more

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If I have a lingering bad taste in my mouth due to acid reflux how can I treat it other than basic dental hygiene?

Treat cause: The first step would be to see if something can be done to control acid reflux in the first place. It can have damaging effects on your teeth over time and is quite uncomfortable as you know. A physician can offer a prescription if it a chronic problem. For dealing with the taste, try a string over the counter mouth wash, or perhaps salt water. Brushing alone won't do it. ...Read more

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I have a hard time swallowing. Doctor thinks it is acid reflux. But it get worst with spicy foods like my back of my mouth is swollen.?

I have a hard time swallowing. Doctor thinks it is acid reflux. But it get worst with spicy foods like my back of my mouth is swollen.?

Spicy foods increase: Spicy foods increase the Acid in the stomach. Please try to avoid these foods and then become are of how you are doing with swallowing. Simple changes can have long lasting effects

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I have a burning sensation between my the roof of my mouth near the nasal cavities near the back of my mouth. Could it be my acid reflux?

I have a burning sensation between my the roof of my mouth near the nasal cavities near the back of my mouth. Could it be my acid reflux?

Oral exam needed: It is possible, but since there are many other causes for burning sensations, the best thing for yountondo is to have an oral examination. The will be able to if no the cause and teatment. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where I can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks

Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where I can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks

Could be: And then again could be due to some others medications being taken or some other underlying condition. If no other meds consider a visit to your physician and then your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Maybe two things: Dust can cause chest tightness in someone with asthma. Cold can also trigger asthma. The sour taste may indicate reflux all the way to the mouth. Reflux also can cause chest pain or pain between the shoulder blades. Reflux can trigger asthma symptoms. First get help from a doc separating the issues. For reflux start an antacid and avoid heavy greasy food and late dinner. There are surgical options ...Read more

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I have a constant metallic taste in my mouth and feel sick. I also find that I am belching a lot. I don't have any heartburn or acid reflux symptoms?

I have a constant metallic taste in my mouth and feel sick. I also find that I am belching a lot. I don't have any heartburn or acid reflux symptoms?

See MD: You do have symptoms of gerd, acid reflex. This can be harmful to mouth but worse your esophagus. Barrett's disorder. Other intestinal problems may be causing you to feel sick. Your physician should examine you, diagnose the problem then treat or refer to specialist. ...Read more

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Dry mouth, bloating, anxiety worse, acid reflux, and irritable. Can these be caused by pms?

Dry mouth, bloating, anxiety worse, acid reflux, and irritable. Can these be caused by pms?

PMS: I understand your concern.
PMS can cause anxiety, irritability and bloating.
Anxiety can cause acid reflux.
The symptoms usually go away after you start menstruation
At age 24, stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, work and finances can cause irritability, anxiety and acid reflux
See Gynecologist for diagnosis
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more