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Black Sore In Mouth
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
Canckor sore in mouth after bitting area . I think stress makes it worse. Well it hurts more when i'm tired and stressed?
Anti inflammatory: Oral aphthous ulcers are as you described, often start with minor trauma such as a bite, and worse with stress. It is not an infection but an inflammatory condition. Without treatment, it typically heals within 7-10 days. To speed up the process, your doctor will likely prescribe you a topical steroid to apply to the area. The sooner you start treatment, the shorter the course of flare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long?: It is hard to answer your question without knowing more about your conditions. How long have these symptoms been present? What kind of medications you have been taking (especially those introduced shortly before your problem started)? Consult your doctor if the problem has been present for more than a week or getting worse. ...Read more
If your foods comes in contact with your cold sore in mouth could be spreading an infection inside your body?
Canker sore: If it's a true canker sore, it will go away in 5-14 days on its own. Avoid spicy and acidic foods. There are numerous otc medications\ointments available at the local pharmacy or supermarket to help it feel better. Rinsing alternately with warm salt water or diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide often helps. If you need something stronger or wish quicker relief, see your own dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't get rid of: You actually don't get rid of canker sores. What you do is try to lessen their severity and try to have them for the shortest time they will allow. If you get them often...Try a prescription of acyclovir. Lysine from the store has been known to help. They have a life of about 14 days. Stress, fatigue, excessive sun exposure are some of the causes. Watch the spicy or acid foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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