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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 looks like a Canker sore on soft palate. Red spots in back of throat/roof of mouth. Mouth is also yellow in color instead of pink. What is this?

What looks like a Canker sore on soft palate. Red spots in back of throat/roof of mouth. Mouth is also yellow in color instead of pink. What is this?

That's not an easy?: Sorry about that, but I'm certain a doctor will need to examine you to answer that question. What other physical symptoms do you have? How long has this been an issue? Any fever? Maybe mono? Maybe oral herpes? The yellow could be superficial growth of bacteria or damaged skin or it might be jaundice. So, in a nutshell this is a situation where exam is unavoidable if you want answers. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have what I believe is a canker sore on the roof of my mouth what do I do...?

I have what I believe is a canker sore on the roof of my mouth what do I do...?

What you believe?: Canker sores do not generally form on the palate. As a matter of fact in over 40 years of practice I've not personally seen one there. You most likely do not have a canker sore\aphthous ulcer. What to do? See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and then some guidance. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore that is just beginning to develop on the roof of my mouth. I tend to get them when I get colds. How can I stop it from developing?

I have a canker sore that is just beginning to develop on the roof of my mouth. I tend to get them when I get colds. How can I stop it from developing?

Cause not known: While the cause of canker sore is unknown here are some factors associated with them that you can control. Stress is a big factor. Deficiency in vitamin b, zinc, Folic Acid can increase canker sores. So can highly acidic diet. Avoid products with sls. Read toothpaste labels and try one sls free. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a sore inside my mouth, on my cheek and it feels likea canker sore. However, it doesn't resemble with any of the pictures that I have looked up. Could it be cancer?

I have a sore inside my mouth, on my cheek and it feels likea canker sore. However, it doesn't resemble with any of the pictures that I have looked up. Could it be cancer?

Wide variation: It's nice to try to diagnose something yourself by looking at pictures on the internet, but you really need a trained professional to take a look and diagnose this. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) can vary widely in size, appearance and number. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore near the back of the mouth or on the roof cause your ear on that side to hurt?

Can a canker sore near the back of the mouth or on the roof cause your ear on that side to hurt?

It might: Be a result (the palatial ulcer) of an infection in or around the ear area, are you on meds.? , it can be a side effect of meds., or due to bacterial imbalance from antibiotics for example,
hope that help,
see a doctor or preferably an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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For past 2 days I had a tender spot on the roof of my mouth. It hurts if food or my tongue touches it. Not canker sore maybe food burn. What can I do?

For past 2 days I had a tender spot on the roof of my mouth. It hurts if food or my tongue touches it. Not canker sore maybe food burn. What can I do?

Roof of mouth: This can't be answered without a visual examination. Have the area examined by your dentist, especially if it does not heal within 5-7 days.
In the meantime, avoid anything that irritates it such as hot and/or acidic foods. ...Read more

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I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help?

I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help?

Best be seen: In general, given the dry weather after the snowstorm, irritant dermatitis of the lips is common; worsened by lip licking. Furthermore, lip balms often trigger allergic reactions, exacerbating the condition. Steroids may be needed, but get checked first for virus/cold sore or cheilitis; see primary care/urgent care, or video chat. Can't diagnose here. ...Read more

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I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oral thrush and a canker sore? Recently got tongue pierced, now have ulcerous sore on soft palate. Unsure what it is.

What is the difference between oral thrush and a canker sore? Recently got tongue pierced, now have ulcerous sore on soft palate. Unsure what it is.

Difference is. ..: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in the mouth and often make eating and talking uncomfortable. The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Oral thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and looks whitish. See a doctor if your concerned about the sore in your mouth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a canker sore in my mouth! Helppp?

Canker sore: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a canker sore in mouth?

How do you get rid of a canker sore in mouth?

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 more

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I have a canker sore inside my mouth. How do I get rid of it?

Canker Sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore in your mouth?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore in your mouth?

Mostly time: Mostly time. There are some medications or ointments you can get in a pharmacy to help them feel better meanwhile. Ask your pharmacy what they have and what they recommend. Some dentists can apply in-office treatment or laser to speed recovery somewhat. ...Read more

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Canker sore in mouth, what can I do to get rid of it as fast as possible?

Canker sore in mouth, what can I do to get rid of it as fast as possible?

Prevention: The reaction of people to acidic foods is very variable. Some people are just more susceptible to reactions to acidic foods and drinks, like orange juice, pineapple juice, fruits, tomatoes, and others. Stress and anxiety also create problems sometimes. As far as I know, prevention is difficult except for keeping track of what you eat/drink and when you get the sores. Second opinion?! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes sore inside of my mouth?

How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes sore inside of my mouth?

Test: Herpes inside the mouth is more common upon initial exposure and more frequently in childhood. Your doctor can get a culture of the sore for herpes viruses. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a canker sore and a herpes sore inside the mouth??

What's the difference between a canker sore and a herpes sore inside the mouth??

Mouth lesions: Herpes sores are infectious, virus sores, contagious. Treated with acyclovir.They may recur. Avoid mouth kissing, oral sex or touch with hands as you could spread it to other parts of the body.

Canker sore (aphthous ulcer) is a general term for non infectious oral sores from stress, trauma, hormones, vitamin deficiency, foods, autoimmune disease like celiac /Crohns. Treat underlying condition ...Read more

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What should I do if I have this canker sore inside my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

What should I do if I have this canker sore inside my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

They usually resolve: Without treatment. If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your. ...Read more

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Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Cold vs Canker sores: Cold sores are typically on the outside of your lips nose even eyes. Have a professional RX an antiviral for you. They may be pills or a salve or both. Compliance is the key to healing. Ensure you take the dose where youare supposed to. ...Read more

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4yr old has 1 canker sore in the back, top part of mouth. How do I treat it? Will it heal on its own? Healing time?

Evaluation indicated: A true canker sore will resolve on its own in a few days. Evaluation is indicated to see if this may be the onset of heretic stomatitis which is very painful and can lead to dehydration ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my mouth and it's hurting when I talk or eat. I was wondering what medicine do you recommend using.?

Covering It Up: Here are a couple of good choices to relieve pain from canker sores. Warm salt water rinsing with 1tsp salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Rinse at least three times per day.
Before you eat, you can put an ointment over the sore. Orabase is found in most pharmacies and works well to cover the sore before you eat. Also, avoid foods with tomatoes, spicy or citrus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a canker sore forming in my mouth, on the upper part of my right cheek and little red dots in your mouth, what to do?

Can you tell me if a canker sore forming in my mouth, on the upper part of my right cheek and little red dots in your mouth, what to do?

Is it a canker sore?: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, ; can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort ; potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems ; a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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Can I have a canker sore on my tongue? I've got a sore on the underside of my tongue that kind of looks and feels like a canker sore, but I've only had them on the side of my mouth. Can this be a canker sore? .

Yes possible: It is possible. Canker sores can appear anywhere in the mouth. They are very common under the tongue. If it is not gone in a 2 week period, I would recommend having it checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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What is a canker sore in the mouth and is it permanent?

Not permanent: Typically a canker sore will heal in 7-10 days. If t does not heal see a dentist, oral surgeon or oral medicine specialist and get it evaluated to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have so much canker sore in my mouth?

I have so much canker sore in my mouth?

Canker sores: Are not pleasant and can be very painful. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) and recurrent aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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Canker sore in mouth, what homeremedy can we use?

Canker sore in mouth, what homeremedy can we use?

Gargle: Gargle with peroxide or mouth wash or salt water. Eat lots of ice cream and popsicles to kill the pain. ...Read more

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What is a canker sore in mouth and how do I fix it?

Virus: Usually brought on by trauma or stress.
Palliative treatment includes topical medicines. If serious, flare ups can be prevented with daily medications prescribed by your physician. ...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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Should I refrain from giving oral sex if I have a canker sore in my mouth?

Play it safe: Apthous-type ulcers are more benign but the previous answer provides warning about the spread of a virally produced lesion. Be safe...Since you don't know which you are dealing with, refrain. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on the in side of my mouth on the top. Now is this herpes?

See below: Canker sores by definition are not herpetic but I would have it looked at to see what it's characteristics are so to define it. ...Read more

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If you have a canker sore in your mouth and you give someone oral is it contagious to them?

If you have a canker sore in your mouth and you give someone oral is it contagious to them?

Don't do it: Yes yes yes!,
viral and bacterial sores in your mouth are very contagious so take a break from any oral contact with others. ...Read more

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How can to get rid of a canker sore in my mouth in my top gum on the right side?

How can to get rid of a canker sore in my mouth in my top gum on the right side?

Canker sores: There are many otc remedies for canker sores that you can get at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist which one he\she recommends. Most patients just avoid spicy and acidic foods and wait it out. Rinsing with salt water and diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (1:1 with water) may help. If need be, you can see your local dentist for more effective treatment. ...Read more

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My baby who is 15 months has a cold or canker sore on the corner of her lips/mouth... : (what should I do?

Supportive care: Your child most likely has contracted primary herpes simplex. Most of us have this and will more than likely be the only episode as a child. It can be treated with topical anesthesia or Acyclovir topical antiviral medication but you would have to see the pediatrician for this. The sore should resolve in 7-10 days and cool easy to eat food is the best way to keep your child nourished. ...Read more

Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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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