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Can you get a painless canker sore on your gums?

Can you get a painless canker sore on your gums?

Very unlikely: Canker sores (also called aphtus ulcers) normally grow on movable mucosa of the mouth.. Meaning the thin movable areas of the mouth which connects the lips to the attached gums (around the gum-tooth line).. If a lesion appears on the facial side of the attached gums ... It can be different things and less likely a canker sore. Please see your dentist, ; he might wanna refer you to a specialist. ...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


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Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Definitely, yes: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Cold sores typically result from a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are also self-limiting. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sores on your gums?

Can you get canker sores on your gums?

Canker sores: There are different sores that can appear on the gum tissues. Most are nothing to worry about; however, a dentist should visually evaluate the area for a diagnosis and/or possible further testing. ...Read more

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Can you get a canker sore from burning your mouth on pizza?

Can you get a canker sore from burning your mouth on pizza?

No, canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sore on top gums?

Can you get canker sore on top gums?

Yes: Yes, you can get canker sores on the gums, cheeks, the soft palate (the back upper portion of your mouth) and very commonly on the tongue. They tend to be round, white or gray in color, and have a red edge or border around them. Citrus fruits and acidic fruits and vegetables can exacerbate or trigger them, as can dental trauma or even braces. They generally heal within a week or two. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your tonsil ?

Can you get a cold sore on your tonsil ?

Yes: A viral infection can affect any of the area of the oral cavity (mouth) or oropharynx (back of throat). ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your chin?!

Can you get a cold sore on your chin?!

Yes: Cold sores can occur anywhere but around the mouth is common. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore by biting on your lip?

Can you get a cold sore by biting on your lip?

Herpes virus: Cold sore is caused by herpes virus which is transmissible by contact (usually kissing). Once you've been infected you always have the virus which can be reactivated by stress, sunburn, trauma, fatigue, underlying illness, having procedures such as laser or chemical peels. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a canker sore on your lip?

How can you relieve a canker sore on your lip?

Symptom management: The cause of apthous ulcers (canker sores) is unknown, and treatment is limited to symptom management. Historically, dentists cauterized these lesions with products like silver nitrate or debacterol, but this strategy may delay healing. Use of a topical anesthetic product, available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy, is helpful in relieving pain until healing sets in. ...Read more

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Can you get a coldsore on your scalp?

Can you get a coldsore on your scalp?

Thanks for asking!: Yes you can, I have seen this a few times in my office. It can be transmitted to a delicate area that may have been compromised by a cut, a laser procedure and others. You should see your dermatologist or local primary care for a through evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a kanker sore on your tongue? Is it from kissing?

How do you get rid of a kanker sore on your tongue?  Is it from kissing?

Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Not from kissing! nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles help too. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Yes: Stress, excess acid, irritation from a rough tooth, food allergy-multiple reasons, sometimes you need antiviral treatment as a prophylaxis, sometimes reflux treated, often using sliver nitrate heals them faster. 2o% Benzocaine gel is great for the pain. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on your collar bone?

Can you get a cold sore on your collar bone?

Unlikely: Cold sores usually occur near mucosal surfaces like the mouth. If you have a sore over your collarbone area it is more likely folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis which is simply an acutely or chronically inflamed hair follicle. If it is more lateral near your bra strap, you may have irritation from your bra strap. Another possibility would be a boil or subcutaneous abscess. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on finger?

Can you get a cold sore on finger?

Herpetic whitlow: It's possible to develop herpes simplex virus lesion on a finger or thumb. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples on your tongue?

Can you get pimples on your tongue?

No: You cannot get a traditional "pimple" on your tongue like on your skin. A pimple on the skin is a blocked oil gland or pore which has become infected with bacteria. The tongue does not have oil glands or pores, so it doesn't get pimples. However, there are all sorts of other lumps and bumps which can form on the tongue (but not pimples). If you have something, get it checked by a dentist or ent. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sores on your lip? I get a lot of canker sores in my mouth so was thinking if its possible. And pimples on lips?

Can you get canker sores on your lip? I get a lot of canker sores in my mouth so was thinking if its possible. And pimples on lips?

Could be: Herpetic clusters. Difficult to diagnose without a clinical exam. Canker sores can be present on the inner aspect of the lips. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more