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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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White spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but not for sure. also like a small flap type thing on each each side?

White spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but not for sure. also like a small flap type thing on each each side?

Need exam: The visual description is not sufficient to diagnose. Particularly if it's been there for more than a few days, I would suggest you have your dentist or primary care doctor have a look. ...Read more

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Within the timeframe of two three weeks three canker sore blister type viruses developed on the sides and tip of my tongue I was not certain what they?

Within the timeframe of two three weeks three canker sore blister type viruses developed on the sides and tip of my tongue I was not certain what they?

Exam: unable to diagnose without a phot or exam: the most common canker sores are from viruses, stress, or vitamin deficiencies. Certainly the commin cold sore or mouth blister is caused in many cases by the HSV1 virus- usually self limited and easily treated with OTC medication. ...Read more

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Hi... I don't know if I bit my tongue or not or maybe it's a canker sore but it hurts on the left side... my left ear hurts now when ever I move my to?

Hi... I don't know if I bit my tongue or not or maybe it's a canker sore but it hurts on the left side... my left ear hurts now when ever I move my to?

2 examinations: Suggest you see your Dentist to evaluate your tongue. See your Physician to evaluate your ear. May be same issue, or may be 2 separate issues occurring at same time. Depending on their findings they will advise observation, treatment, or specialist referrals. ...Read more

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Why is my canker sore lasting so long? its small but so painful. it hurts to talk. on side of tongue. im fearing cancer. i cant sleep

Why is my canker sore lasting so long? its small but so painful.  it hurts to talk.  on side of tongue.  im fearing cancer. i cant sleep

Symptomatic treatmen: Although self limiting, its very symptomatic. Anesthetic swishes can help symptomatically. Also Kenalog-Orabase a steroid based compound can provide relief by reducing inflammation. Although, these will need to be prescribed by your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. An Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...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?

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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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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Swollen gland next to my right jawline. canker sore on the right side of my mouth as well. are they associated or should i be worried?

Swollen gland next to my right jawline. canker sore on the right side of my mouth as well. are they associated or should i be worried?

Be patient: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down. If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...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


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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more