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White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

Oral Discomfort: It appears as though you may be suffering from dehydration related to your "intestinal issues". This may stress your body enough that you develop canker sores or oral lesions that resemble them. However, "sores" under the tongue should be examined thoroughly by a dentist, oral surgeon or oral pathologist to eliminate the possibility of a potentially more serious condition. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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What to do if I am always getting canker sore in my mouth and tongue though I'm taking multivitamins. how can I cure this and prevent it next time?

What to do if I am always getting canker sore in my mouth and tongue though I'm taking multivitamins. how can I cure this and prevent it next time?

Multivitamins: not all multivitamins are equal. you should see a "nutrition response testing" professional to determine exactly what you need. most vitamins in the store are synthetics and your body does not recognize them or use them. vitamins from whole food/plant sources work well. also think about breathing through your NOSE ONLY. you may be drying out the inside of your mouth if you breathe through it. ...Read more

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Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?

Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?

No: Mesalamine is known to cause aphthous stomatitis. In chohn's disease it is not unusual to see lesions in the mouth and along the entire digestive tract. Typically the treatment for these lesions are reactive and pallative consisting of topical treatments including 5% 5-aminosalicylic acid cream and other agents as well as laser therapy. Some preventative drugs are available for severe cases. ...Read more

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4yr old has canker sore in the back top part of soft pallet. Eats/drinks normal, no fever.. Doesn't seem to bother her. Treatment? Healing time?

About 10 days: It will likely go away within 10 days. If it does not bother her, no Rx is needed. If the lesion persists for more than 3 weeks. then you will need to have the dentist checked it. ...Read more

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Had canker sore and applied undiluted clove oil. Now, bigger more painful sore. Think it's burn from oil. Hard to talk/eat. Advice for treatment? Thx

Had canker sore and applied undiluted clove oil. Now, bigger more painful sore. Think it's burn from oil. Hard to talk/eat. Advice for treatment? Thx

Call your dentist: This sounds miserable and the clove oil aggravated it. Unfortunately there isn't much that can help resolve a canker sore quicker. Call your dentist to see if it needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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Have minor canker sore under tongue , now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Have minor canker sore under tongue , now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Might throat sore: If you are prone to recurrent canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) they can also occur in the throat. Also recurrent aphthous can occur during times of stress such as getting a routine viral sore throat. Aphthous ulcers can be effectively treated with dental lasers.http://www.laserdentistbaltimore.com/mouth-ulcer-and-cold-sore-laser-treat ...Read more

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What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

Try: Try Orabase or Orajel. Make sure it's the variety that contains Benzocaine. Dab onto sore spot with a Q-tip. If lesion is not gone in 7-10 days call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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What can a dentist do for my canker sore on the end of my tongue?

What can a dentist do for my canker sore on the end of my tongue?

See your dentist: Firstly, please see your dentist to get an accurate diagnosis. If you have a canker sore, there are perscription mouth rinses that can help you with your symptoms and there are some valuable ideas about how to prevent these lesions that might help you. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a canker sore at the front tip of my tongue. Any tips on how to get rid of it?

What to do if I have a canker sore at the front tip of my tongue. Any tips on how to get rid of it?

Time: No magic bullet but topical antibiotic may possibly be helpful for some. Others have tried table salt (painful) with success. A doctor may also prescribe a cortisone paste for the condition. ...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