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What is the definition or description of: Painless mouth sores?

What is the definition or description of: Painless mouth sores?

Herpes Simplex: Good day; Cold sores cause millimeter, fluid-filled lesions also known as fever blisters to occur periodically. In youngsters they may be caused by stress; in adults they may be passed from person to person by kissing or sex. Cold Sore triggers include stress, fatigue, cold weather, dental trauma and weakened immune condition. Medications improve comfort but don't cure cold sores. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips?And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips?And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

Mouth sores: Painful mouth sores, that look similar to canker sores, are the most common sign of Behcet's disease. The management is to control temporary flares in pain and inflammation. The good news is you may not need to take medication between flares. Good luck. ...Read more

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Past 4 days get worse swollen gums swollen glands bad headache feel extremely cold sore thoat today woke w/ small mouth sores nausea sudden ab pain?

Past 4 days get worse swollen gums swollen glands bad headache feel extremely cold sore thoat today woke w/ small mouth sores nausea sudden ab pain?

Go see a doctor: What you have can fit into a number of things. You will be best served by going in person to seek medical help. A physical exam will result in proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What usually causes cold sores in the mouth?

What usually causes cold sores in the mouth?

Cold sores: Most cold sores are called aphthous ulcers. They are caused by a virus that the majority of the population has. There is no cure, it usually lays dormant in the nerve endings and erupts in an incident after stress, trauma or external stimulants. They usually last 7-10 days and there are meds that can lessen the duration and intensity. Herpes is another possibility. See a dentist to have evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores in the corner of my mouth?

What causes cold sores in the corner of my mouth?

Fungal infection: Cracking and chapping in the corners of the mouth is usually not cold sores, but is a condition called angular cheilitis, due to a fungal (yeast) infection called candida. It's common in denture wearers and others where the bite is over closed and where drooling tends to occur. An antifungal cream, nystatin, is used and the denture may be soaked in Nystatin solution. A new denture may be needed. ...Read more

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Why might someone keep getting cold sores in their mouth?

Why might someone keep getting cold sores in their mouth?

Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a type of herpes virus that lives in our systems forever. During periods of illness and stress, outbreaks can increase in frequency. Certain medications and foods may also cause them to appear more often. Maintaining general health and reducing stress levels can help keep outbreaks from occurring. ...Read more

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Can toddlers get cold sores anywhere else besides the mouth?

Can toddlers get cold sores anywhere else besides the mouth?

Yes: Cold sores are sometimes called "fever blisters" and may appeear on the lips amd mouth, always on the outside, and sometimes on the cheeks and chin. It is dangerous if they appear on the eye. Cold sores are oftern confused with "canker sores" that occur on the inside of the mouth and lips. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...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