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Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Not enough info: Aphthous ulcers will not harm the baby. But are you sure they are aphthous ulcers. Might be good idea for your dentist to have a look. ...Read more

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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


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What leads to mouth ulcers?

What leads to mouth ulcers?

Tobacco & alcohol: Tobacco and alcohol cause mouth cancers that cause serious ulcers. Nutritional deficiencies, viral infections, trauma, poor oral hygiene and autoimmune disease are some of the other causes. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers after oral sex ?

Mouth ulcers after oral sex
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Aphthous virus: Abrasion and different pressure in your mouth may activate the virus that causes aphthous ulcers. Also should check to make sure your boyfriend is not carrying herpes virus. Can try beefing up vits c and b12. ...Read more

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How do I prevent mouth ulcers?

How do I prevent mouth ulcers?

Talk to your dentist: There are many causes for mouth ulcers ranging from food sensitivity, vitamin device cy, stress, infections, hormonal, and the list goes on. It is important for you to talk to a dentist about your particular case. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Perhaps: Some mouth ulcers are the result of a herpes virus, while others are not. Mouth ulcers that recur in the same spot many times are often due to the herpes virus. ...Read more

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Could I use lidocaine for mouth ulcers?

Could I use lidocaine for mouth ulcers?

Yes: Yes, works quite well. Follow instructions to avoid overdose. Make sure your mouth ulcers are diagnosed by an md or dds to make sure you don't have oral cancer. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers a symptom of pregnency?

Are mouth ulcers a symptom of pregnency?

No : Although i'm not an ob/gyn doctor, to the best of my knowledge, mouth ulcers are not a symptom of pregnancy. Mouth ulcers if recurrent, severe or chronic may be a sign of an underlying autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Stress or food : A common ulcer that can form on tongue is called an apthous ulcer and can appear on oral tissues after trauma, stress and certain food items. This viral caused ulcer sits dormant in our ganglion until an event turns them on. These ulcers are usually small whitish lesions with a red halo and last for about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Can sediment in water cause mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers are cause by many, many things, so i suspect that they could be caused by some sediment in your water, although i'm not aware of any specific sediment that might contribute to mouth ulcers. Perhaps you should consider filtering your water if it has visible sediments in it, i.e., brita or some other commercially available water filter. ...Read more

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Top medicine for preventing mouth ulcers ?

No panacea: Just like there is no "top medicine" for curing, say, abdominal pain, mouth ulcers can come from a variety of causes. You should make sure you know what you're treating, before you self-medicate, but if warm, salt-water rinses don't clear up ulcers after a few days, you need dental/medical attention. Mix 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz warm water, rinse for 1-2 min 2-3x/day. ...Read more

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What can you do to remedy the mouth ulcers?

What can you do to remedy the mouth ulcers?

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 it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do. ...Read more

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What is the effective cure for mouth ulcers?

Find the cause: The only truly effective cure is to find out what is causing them, which could be anything from a specific food or beverage to an internal problem involving the digestive tract or other organs. You may need a doctor's help in finding the cause. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers how to prevent and treat them ?

Aphthous ulcer: Aphthous (canker) ulcers may be caused by eating citrus fruits (e.g., oranges and lemons), physical trauma, stress, lack of sleep, food allergies, immune system reactions, and vitamin deficiencies b12/folate, and iron. Treat with salt water rinse or over-the-counter mouthwashes, and non-prescription local anesthetics. Prescription oral-liquid steroids may help. These ulcers are very common. ...Read more

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How to attain ris of my mouth ulcers quickly?

How to attain ris of my mouth ulcers quickly?

Zilactin: Zilactin is my favorite. A topical ointment your can buy at your pharmacy. It sometimes stings a little at first but it cleans the wound and it very soon stops hurting and heals quickly. Some dentist have a stronger solution of a similar product on hand in their office. Works the same way. Little more sting, quicker results. ...Read more

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Could I have genial herpes from mouth ulcers?

Waht?: Can you get gential herpes through a mouth ulcer? Or is a mouth ulcer caused by gential herpes? If you already have gential herpes, on the gentials, the mouth ulcers are not casued by gential herpes. If you have not had gential herpes no ulcer is required to get them. Simply mucosal membrane to same contact - anywhere. Most people infected do not exhibit symptoms and are only contagious when have. ...Read more

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Why do I get mouth ulcers all around my mouth?

Why do I get mouth ulcers all around my mouth?

Oral Ulcers: Mouth ulcers can have many different causes from the common to the very rare. Some of the causes include herpes simplex, lichen planus, oral apthae (canker sores), pemphigus vulgaris, and several other conditions. You should have this evaluated by your doctor or dermatologist as the problem can be managed effectively regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Does bursting mouth ulcers help in recovering?

Ulcer or abscess ?: Either way, it does not help. If an ulcer, it will heal on its own in 10 to 14 days. If an abscess, you need to see a dentist to have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Can having a toothache be a symptom of mouth ulcers?

Can having a toothache be a symptom of mouth ulcers?

Possibly: Chronic tooth infection can result in a draining fistula from an infected nerve. Usually they look like a pimple on the gum area until they break and drain into the mouth. Recommend a dental evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Can being tired bring on the cold and mouth ulcers ?

Yes.: Cancer sores (aphthous ulcers), and even oral herpes (cold sores) can be brought on by stress and lack of sleep. A good reason to exercise, meditate, and get those zzz's! ...Read more

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Oral Ulceration (Definition)

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; ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more