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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


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What causes oral ulcers?

What causes oral ulcers?

No certain reason: Unfortunately there hasnt been a sure reason found for why ulcers occur. Some of the reasons that contribute are increased stress, insufficient sleep, and vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Yes: Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area which may reflect pigment cell overgrowth (melanoma). ...Read more

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Causes of cankers?

Canker Sores= Herpes: In general most of us in medicine are now calling canker sores herpes. Trying to destigmatize this common human condition so that appropriate treatment and a prevention plan can be made to keep you healthy and your loved ones protected. If you have not had a blood test for herpes please seek this out soon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of aphthus. Oral ulcer?

What is the treatment of aphthus. Oral ulcer?

Alkalinize mouth: Decrease acids that you eat or drink. Stop coffee, tea, sodas. Drink only water. Get some antacid liquid like maalox or mylanta and use a tablespoon of it swishing and rinsing for 1 minute after each meal and before bed. Decreasing acidity in the mouth helps to heal and prevent these ulcers. ...Read more

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Are sores a sign of oral cancer?

Are sores a sign of oral cancer?

Of course: 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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What are some causes of frequent ulcers? Mouth

What are some causes of frequent ulcers? Mouth

Apthous ulcers: Apthous ulcers (or canker sores) are commonly triggered by high acid foods and mouth irritantants, but sometimes they seem to happen for no reason at all. Their cause is not well understood. Cortisone pastes and creams designed to cling to the inside of the mouth can help them heal faster. These ulcers are thought to be a type of abnormal immune reaction. If they occur frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Not always: Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers. For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers without a good clinical examination. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is the difference between oral lichen planus of the tongue and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Expert opinions? Which is the difference between oral lichen planus of the tongue and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Hairy Leukoplakia: Is caused by the epstein barr virus and is seen in people with hiv. It is a variant of leukoplakia. Lp has no cure and is poorly understood. It may resolve on its own and the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

Dr. David May Dr. May
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What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

Quick growing lesion: Red white or red and white lesions that are fast growing, usually painful and do not go away over time. These are the ones to be worried about. A normal infection shuld go down within 2 weeks. Cancer is going to either get bigger or not go away. ...Read more

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Which are the causes of oral condiloma and papilloma besides sexual intercurses?

Which are the causes of oral condiloma and papilloma besides sexual intercurses?

Warts: HPV is transmitted from infected skin to skin or mucous membranes. Or by infected bodily fluids to such tissues. Sexual intercourse is not the only way HPVis acquired. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of mouth ulcers and oral cancer differ?

How do the symptoms of mouth ulcers and oral cancer differ?

Duration: Almost any kind of ulcer or trauma in the mouth will heal within a few weeks, but oral cancer will not just go away. If you have an area that won't heal, don't assume that it's cancer, it probably isn't, but do not ignore it either. Have your dentist evaluate the area to see if further investigation is needed. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a mouth ulcer?

What causes rid of a mouth ulcer?

Diagnosis first: There are different kinds of mouth sores, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to other dental or medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatment. It's best in these cases to see a dentist who can diagnose it and then give you the best\proper advice. ...Read more

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Which is the difference between oral lichen planus and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?

Huge difference!: Lichen planus is a submucosal inflammatory lesion usually found on the cheeks. Sometimes ulcers can develop, but this represents little more than an irritating rash. Oral hairy leukoplakia is an opportunistic infection by epstein barr virus. This can be linked to steroid use, hiv, or any other condition causing a reduced immune response. ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oral cancer?

Symptoms of oral cancer?

Please ask again: It is much better here, where we are limited to just a few lines to respond to be specific about your symptoms and question and not to ask such an open ended ambiguous question that could take a textbook to answer. ...Read more

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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting mouth cancer due to oral lichen planus?

What are the odds of getting mouth cancer due to oral lichen planus?

Low: The incidence of lichen planus turning into some type of oral skin cancer is very low according to my opinion. I have never seen a case study where any cases have been reported. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers in toddlers?

What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers in toddlers?

PFAPA: Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis is a symptom complex of unknown cause that can cause recurrent fevers and sores in the mouth. The fevers are periodical usually every three to four weeks in younger children. Over time it usually abates. Treatment with steroids or Colchicine may be helpful. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more