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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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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is better to see for 2nd opinion on recurrent cold sores on corners of mouth not on lip? Infectious disease, oral surgeon, etc...?

What kind of doctor is better to see for 2nd opinion on recurrent cold sores on corners of mouth not on lip? Infectious disease, oral surgeon, etc...?

Oral medicine: A doctor competent in oral medicine would be best, although they are hard to find and may even be overkill. An oral surgeon would be a good choice, you may inquire if they treat "oral lesions" ahead of time. This would go for dentists as well. Infectious disease specialist would likely not be a first choice for cold sores or lesions at the corner of the mouth. For an md, start with your primary. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for cold sores on the tongue?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for cold sores on the tongue?

Warm salt Water: If you do indeed have ulcerations on your tongue then warm a salt water rinse can be helpful. Kitchen table salt is ok. If they are not resolved in two weeks, see a dentist. ...Read more

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Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?

Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?

Herpes simplex: Over 85% of the population has been infected with HSV and can reactivate at any time. Do not know if that is what you actually have, but if you have no risk factors (unprotected sex, sharing needles, etc.) HIV and other STDs should not be a concern. ...Read more

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Doctors, at least once in a mouth I am suffering from mouth ulcers. How can I avoid mouth ulcer a?

Doctors, at least once in a mouth I am suffering from mouth ulcers. How can I avoid mouth ulcer a?

Can't avoid well: Recurrent mouth ulcers are most likely recurrent aphthous ulcers. If so, this is caused by your body's immune system and any kind of stress will cause them to manifest. My advice is to get a topical steroid with or without topical anesthetic to minimize the impact and duration of the ulcers. Get an official diagnosis by seeing a dentist first to confirm. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take my 2 year old to the doctor for reoccurring mouth ulcers?

Do you think I should take my 2 year old to the doctor for reoccurring mouth ulcers?

First visit: It is recommenced to your your child's first dental visit by the time they turn. A pediatric dentist will be able to help. ...Read more

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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

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I've had recurring mouth ulcers (and a couple of my tonsils) for around 3 weeks now. Very painful. Do I need to see a doctor?

I've had recurring mouth ulcers (and a couple of my tonsils) for around 3 weeks now. Very painful. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: The ulcers should be examined and, depending on the rest of your medical history, you may need a few screening blood tests. ...Read more

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I get mouth ulcers during exams. The doctor says its stress related. It gets very painful and the gels I apply don't really work much. What do I do?

I get mouth ulcers during exams. The doctor says its stress related. It gets very painful and the gels I apply don't really work much. What do I do?

Apthous ulcers ideas: These ulcers can be really painful. You can suck on zinc lozenges, or chewing deglycyrrhizinated (dgl) licorice tablets may help your mouth lining heal. You can avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulphate in it, since this may make recurrence more likely. Slippery elm lozenges may help also. Take a b-100 b complex vitamin daily. ...Read more

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I get mouth ulcers alot. My family doctor don't know why any ideas? I am 26 I used to use dip tobacco but quit two years ago

I get mouth ulcers alot. My family doctor don't know why any ideas? I am 26 I used to use dip tobacco but quit two years ago

Many causes: It could be many things..... You need a complete evaluation. See an oral surgeon who can work you up and suggest causes/treatment.
Suggested reading: http://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/mouth-ulcers. ...Read more

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30yo bruises with the slightess touch, 2 mouth ulcers and very white skin, dizzy and won't go to a doctors?

30yo bruises with the slightess touch, 2 mouth ulcers and very white skin, dizzy and won't go to a doctors?

White coat phobia: It is imperative that this person be seen by a doctor asap. If the person bruises easily, is pale, and has lesions in the mouth, the person needs a complete CBC if nothing else. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...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


Mouth Ulcers (Definition)

A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are ...Read more