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Cure Mouth Ulcers Quickly
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What type?: Mouth ulcers may be from many causes and their treatment depends upon what is causing it. See your dentist to find out what it is and then you can be advised as to the best way to treat it. Most will go away on their own, but some may be related to other issues requiring treatment. ...Read more
That depends : Are we talking one isolated ulcer or several at the same time? If one isolated ulcer, then let it heal on its own in 10-14 days. Stay away from acidic and spicy foods. If multiple small ulcers, this could be signs of a viral infection. If multiple large ulcers this could be signs of Chron's disease. If it is either of the last two, this needs checked out by your medical doctor. ...Read more
Treat not cure:
There are different kinds of mouth ulcers, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatment. Two options:
one- get some orabase to cover or orajel to numb the area since we don't know what you have or two- see a dentist who can diagnose it and then give you the best advice. ...Read more
Change toothpaste: A lot of canker sores are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate which is the sudsing agent in toothpaste. Other ingredients that people are sensitve to include tartar control, whitening agents and mouthwashes with alcohol. Switch to a plain toothpaste that doesn't suds a lot and see if things get better. If you still have problems talk with your dentist. ...Read more
Unfortunately, no.: If you feel an apthous ulcer (canker sore) coming on, you can take some l-lysine and it will reduce the severity of the symptoms. However, once the ulcer forms you just have to wait for your body to heal it. ...Read more
Ulcer causes: Mouth ulcers come in a variety of different entities, and the causes are not always the same. It is important to have an ulcer examined by your dentist, or referred if need be, because there are too many different causes for anyone to diagnose it without an exam. If an ulcer reoccurs, that's a good reason to have it checked. ...Read more
Miracle mouthwash : There are several variations of this mouthwash that seems to relieve painful aphthous ulcers. It is not however a cure but does seem to relieve the pain. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the anti diarrhea medication kaeopektate are mixed 50/50 and you swish it around your mouth and then spit the excess out. Do not swallow. ...Read more
My husband has had mouth ulcers for a few years, so bad sometimes he can hardly eat. How to cure this problem please?
Mouth ulcers?: Has she seen a dentist and physician about this issue? There are different types of ulcers and different triggers and\or causes. They would be the best ones to advise him. ...Read more
I very often get mouth ulcers and after taking medicines also they stay for 3-4days, suggest me some good cure....Thanks?
Prevention is key: Mouth ulcers can be minimized or prevented altogether by keeping the ph of your mouth neutral and slightly basic. I routinely recommend biotene saliva substitute and mouth rinse for my patients that get mouth ulcers from medications, and it works extremely well. In severe situations, it may be necessary to have your dentist prescribe a steroid elixir for you. ...Read more
Find the cause: The only truly effective cure is to find out what is causing them, which could be anything from a specific food or beverage to an internal problem involving the digestive tract or other organs. You may need a doctor's help in finding the cause. ...Read more
Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do. ...Read more
Depends: Some people break out in ulcers due to foods or other allergins and it is best to avoid those if that is the case. Some ulcers are secondary to trauma, including check or lip biting. Habits etc. Lastly some ulcers are viral and can come out secondary to stress or other factors. ...Read more
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. Warm salt water rinses can comfort. ...Read more
No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more
No cure: Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals. Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval. ...Read more
Hi, my friend often have mouth ulcers, which we suspect is a mixture of apathous and herpetiform ulcers. Is there any reason behind it and any cure?
Dont suspect: First, start by having your friend see a dentist when the ulcers are present to be sure what it is. One has to start with a definitive diagnosis and not a guess. It may be other things as well. Once you know what it is, one can address prevention, treatment or acceptance. It's poor medicine and a disservice to patients to offer advice on guesses and undiagnosed lesions. ...Read more
Oral ulcers: If you are finding it difficult to properly treat these ulcers and your dentist is uncertain of the answer i would recommend finding a dentist that specializes or has advanced training in oral medicine. You can check with the american academy of oral medicine web site for a dentist in your area. ...Read more
Dear doctor recently i keep having recurring mouth ulcers anf last for a week and will attack agsin. What are the cures and why is this happening?
See a DDS\OS.: Without actually being able to know your medical and dental history, along with be able to clinically see those ulcers in person, we can't know exactly what they are and what are the causes. You need to see a general dentist or oral surgeon who can go over all this information with you, see the ulcers and answer your questions accurately. ...Read more
I have mouth ulcers and gingivitis, and i chose to take betadine gargle to cure it. Although I have a goiter, how long may i take betadine gargle?
Waste of time: See a dentist, preferably a periodontist, a gum specialist, to determine the exact cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I currently have 3 mouth ulcers, they have caused a lot of pain in my throat and are stopping me doing simple things, what's the quickest cure?
Viral: If they are viral you can ask your pcp for Acyclovir tablets especially if you get them regularly and they will 'cure' them faster than mother nature; she takes 7-10 days. If you do not get them regularly the choice is yours. Mouth ulcers generally do not affect the throat so see your ent/dentist. ...Read more
Plan'g pregnancy.Periods delay by 7days.Fatigue in legs.Had mouth ulcers cured.Slight pain in right abdomen on6day now ok.Am i pregnant? Or something?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Plan'g pregnancy.Periods delay by 7days.Fatigue in legs.Mouth ulcers cured by intake of milk, vegitables.Slight pain in right abdomen on6day.Am i preg?
There are many different types of ulcers-
viral, aphthous, traumatic, fungal, autoimmune, precancerous etc. Each one has a different cause and a different way to handle, treat or prevent. See your general dentist, an oral surgeon, ENT or primary care physician when you have them and then you can get some better answers as to type, cause, and treatment. ...Read more
Depends on cause: It depends on what caused them. If they are caused by rubbing from dentures, and infection, viral illness or even cancers. Some diseases have oral ulcerations as part of the disease complex. It really depends on what is causing them. Avoid irritative foods and mouth wash, use a neutral toothpaste avoid tomatoes and citric foods, pineapples and anything that may irritate your mouth. ...Read more
Gargle and avoid...:
Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress:
1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and
2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read more
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
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