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Swollen neck lymph nodes for 5 months and small mouth ulcers(4 times in a year). Red larynx. CMV and EBV IgG positive and IgM negative.What do i have?

Swollen neck lymph nodes for 5 months and small mouth ulcers(4 times in a year). Red larynx. CMV and EBV IgG positive and IgM negative.What do i have?

Difficult to know: Swollen lymph nodes for months is an indication of either chronic inflammatory process or chronic or recurrent infection. In the context of mouth ulcers, which could indicate an autoimmune phenomenon, neutrophil deficiency or recurrent likely viral infection; this is an issue deserving of serious work up and follow through (but can't be diagnosed based on this information alone). Biopsied? ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Joint pain/aches, tendonitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, fatigue, swollen fingers, finger rash in summer. neg ANA slightly elevated RF. very frustrating?

Joint pain/aches, tendonitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, fatigue, swollen fingers, finger rash in summer. neg ANA slightly elevated RF. very frustrating?

Understanding: These symptoms certainly seen in many rheumatic disease with lupus on the list. Many immune symptoms are frustrating but also can be treated. I certainly rec seeing a rheumatologist for a full evaluation and treatment if you have not gone yet. Please try to have patience since medications may take a few weeks to a couple months to be quite helpful but you will feel better. ...Read more

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Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Discontinue: Stop taking the medicine. It sounds like you may have an allergy to the medicine. If you continue taking the medicine, there is a chance that you can go into anaphylactic shock. If it is bad enough, death will soon follow. I'd call your doc and let him/her know. You may have allergy to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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How do I stop getting mouth ulcers so often?

How do I stop getting mouth ulcers so often?

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. ...Read more

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What to do for mouth ulcers as 55 yr old man?

What to do for mouth ulcers as 55 yr old man?

Get proper diagnosis: Great question. I posit your treatment is easy but without proper exam i don't want to assume. Please see your dentist to get proper answer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure mouth ulcers quickly?

What type?: Mouth ulcers may be from many causes and their treatment depends upon what is causing it. See your dentist to find out what it is and then you can be advised as to the best way to treat it. Most will go away on their own, but some may be related to other issues requiring treatment. ...Read more

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How do you cure mouth ulcers, and why does it happen to me at times?

How do you cure mouth ulcers, and why does it happen to me at times?

Ulcer causes: Mouth ulcers come in a variety of different entities, and the causes are not always the same. It is important to have an ulcer examined by your dentist, or referred if need be, because there are too many different causes for anyone to diagnose it without an exam. If an ulcer reoccurs, that's a good reason to have it checked. ...Read more

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I have been getting mouth ulcers and sores, what could be causing it?

I have been getting mouth ulcers and sores, what could be causing it?

Dental eval can help: It is not possible to give you an. Answer with the info given. Mouth ulcers can be caused by virus, allergies, trauma, autoimmune disorders, among other things. Have you changed toothpaste or mouthwash brands? Ate anything different? New medication? Fever? Your dentist can help figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very hurtful mouth ulcers. How can they be treated?

Mouth ulcers: For multiple isolated ulcers, most patient are very frustrated with topical medications, ointments, and salves. Ulcers are painful placing salve hurts, penetration is very superficial, and saliva almost instantly washes the medication off. However, an oral rinse of .1% to .5% Dexamethasone four times daily--held in mouth at least 5 mins each time really can be helpful. See your dds or md. ...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


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