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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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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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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

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Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate. ...Read more

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Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

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Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Can Zicam oral spray cause canker sores and gum irritation?

It's very unlikely: the canker sores to be caused by Zicam oral spray as Zicam is used by some practitioners for treatment of canker sores. ...Read more

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Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

Canker sore: A canker sore can be very painful. It will appear as a round white ulcer. With a reddish border. Your tooth is not effected. A canker sore will heal in about 10 days and the pain can be treated with OTC canker sore medication. Your dentist can tell you what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Can canker sores bleed?

Sometimes: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers usually don't bleed but if they are deep ulcers and/or irritated with oral appliances or braces they may. You should see a dentist to make sure that you truly have nothing more serious than just canker sores. ...Read more

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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Can herpes virus in tooth brush? Lipstick?

Can herpes virus in tooth brush? Lipstick?

Very Contagious! : The herpes virus, unlike HIV /aids, can be transmitted by sharing a toothbrush or lipstick. Never us a department store "tester" and don't be cheap buy your own toothbrush! i hope you agree that spending a few extra dollars is worth a lot of "piece of mind.". ...Read more

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Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Not enough info: Aphthous ulcers will not harm the baby. But are you sure they are aphthous ulcers. Might be good idea for your dentist to have a look. ...Read more

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Can canker sores on your tonsils?

Can canker sores on your tonsils?

Yes: You can get a canker sore on any tissue that that is not attached to bone, so yes you can get it on your tonsils. ...Read more

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Help! could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

Help! could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

See doctor for strep: Strep can cause a sore throat and mouth. Virus can also cause pain and sores. If you think you have strep it is very important to see a doctor and get it treated asap. Strep is contagious and can cause serious infections. ...Read more

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How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

2 different problems: Geographic tongue is a physical trait and there isn't anything you can do about it. Like having freckles or moles. Canker sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus from childhood chicken pox. Reducing trauma and stress are the only remedy. If you can figure out how to eliminate stress from your live tell all of the rest of us and become rich and famous. ...Read more

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Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more

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Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

Can crest mouth wash cause mouth pain?

Yes: Yes, although crest has not said anything about it, a lot of us dentists are seeing allergic reactions to the crest pro health mouthwash. There are two possible ingredients in it that is causing, pain, ulceration, white spots, and/or swelling. I would urge you to stop using it and use another mouthwash such as listerine. ...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

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Why might someone keep getting mouth sores?

Why might someone keep getting mouth sores?

Frequent mouth sores: While the occasional minor mouth sore is a normal inconvenience, frequent mouth sores (especially several large ones at once) can be the sign of an auto-immune disease such as Chron's Disease. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone ( ? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit. 100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir 100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir 90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2% 60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read more

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What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out... Chuck. ...Read more

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Is mouth sores a side effect of ibs?

Is mouth sores a side effect of ibs?

Cause same: The cause for inflammation of gut mucosa affects mucosal tissue in and around mouth - usually a sign of depleted b vitamins esp riboflavin which is needed to repair mucosa. Pellagra b3 deficiency can co-exsist. To heal use b vit + glutamine to calm inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do about my painful mouth sores?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can drinking excessive alcohol cause mouth sores?

Can drinking excessive alcohol cause mouth sores?

No: No direct cause. However alcoholics are often deficient in essential minerals and vitins which can then lead to doers in theough or tongue. ...Read more

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Painful mouth sores every 2-3 months. Please help?

Prevention and rest: Studies have shown that the 2 most common reasons for adults to get recurrent upper respiratory tract illnesses including aphthous ulcers in your mouth) are: 1- improper sleep. 2- touching our face a lot! stress is definitely a big culprit. Not many medications are effective. Prevention is the best treatment. Try to sleep plenty, be hydrated and relaxed. If they keep recurring stop by your pmd. ...Read more

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

Cold and Canker: "Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused with each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called fever blisters or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious." For more info, go here: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores#1 ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

10 days: May be a week it would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001964/ hene laser treatment will increase the rate of healing and reduce pain. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Canker & cold sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. See your dentist if concerned. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the gum and mouth sores in children be signs of teething?

Can bleeding in the gum and mouth sores in children be signs of teething?

It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter if it can be. What is important is what's causing both symptoms? She should be seen by at least a dentist (and possibly a physician if the dentist thinks that appropriate). There is no way to observe, diagnose and guess as to what's actually going on. Sorry. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes mouth sores or canker sores?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes mouth sores or canker sores?

Mouth sores: Could be traumatic, canker sores or lots of other things. Cause of canker sores is not completely understood, possibly auto-immune in nature with stress and irritation triggers. Cold sores are viral and more often occur on outside of lips. Sharp teeth or fillings can cause traumatic sores. See: http://www.Mouthhealthy.Org/en/az-topics/m/mouth-sores. ...Read more

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I get these painful mouth sores that hurt when food rubs against them. What could be causing them?

I get these painful mouth sores that hurt when food rubs against them.  What could be causing them?

Mouth sores: The list of possible causes of mouth sores cannot even fit within the space allowed us for an answer. Even if we gave you a list of possibilities, you wouldn't know which type you had, why you have them and what to do about it. Therefore, it would be wise to see a local dentist for an accurate diagnosis, along with appropriate treatment if necessary or advice on prevention, if possible. ...Read more

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Been low on lymphocytes for almost a year being checked for leukopenia have constant mouth sores. What is leuopenia?

Been low on lymphocytes for almost a year being checked for leukopenia have constant mouth sores. What is leuopenia?

Low WBC count: 5 types of leukocytes=white blood cells: classified by presence/absence of granules in cell. Agranulocytes: lymphocytes & monocytes. Granulocytes: neutrophils, basophils, & eosinophils. Nl blood values: 5k-10k leukocytes/cubic millimeter. Leukocytes destroy bacteria, fungi, & viruses; detoxifiers of toxic proteins that may result from allergic reactions & cellular injury; & immune system cells. ...Read more

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I always get mouth sores . They Go Away to Later Come Back! Why is this I'm tired buying medicine to numb my mouth, why is this happening?

I always get mouth sores . They Go Away to Later Come Back! Why is this I'm tired buying medicine to numb my mouth, why is this happening?

Examination: Could well be Herpes virus. Your Dentist will have to examine you when you have active lesions to be able to identify the cause of the sores and then to provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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