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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


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Hard palate and lower lip canker sores. Speedy remedy?

Hard palate and lower lip canker sores. Speedy remedy?

Need to see dentist.: Canker sores do not typically occur on the hard palate. You have something else, perhaps a herpes infection or something else. See your dentist about this asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

How to remove canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

Licorice root: Canker sores are often triggered by particular foods like citrus, tomatoes & gluten. Some are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate, commonly found in toothpastes. My favorite treatment is topical licorice extract in chewable tabs, but homeopathy may help. Should heal in a week or so even without treatment- if not see a doc! see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2013/02/11/canker-sores-causes_n_2647071.Html. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores in mouth and what natural remedies are out there?

What causes canker sores in mouth and what natural remedies are out there?

Canker sores: is very common after tooth extraction. 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. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

Reduce acid: Canker sores are very common in people's mouth due to acid. Some people's saliva is especially acidic and by significantly limiting acid consumption and by using antacid medications like maalox for mylanta you can reduce mouth acidity and reduce canker sores. Stay away from sodas coffee and tea. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for canker sores?

Please describe a good home remedy for canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores also known as aphthous ulcers will heal on their own in 10-14 days. There is not much you can do to make them heal quicker. Avoid hot and spicy foods, you can rinse with salt water or use any number of remedies from your local pharmacy, but only to make them feel better meanwhile. Some dentists use lasers for treatment. Personally, i don't think it's worth the trouble or the money. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

Natural....: Salt water rinses and time as your body will heal it. If it's not gone in 10-14 days, it may not be canker sores and if that's the case, you need to see a dentist to find out what it is. ...Read more

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How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

Canker sores: The canker sore should run a course in about 7-10 days. They can be very sensitive. Visit the drug store, they have a few over the counter ointments you can apply throughout the day to numb it? Stress, spicy foods, cinnamon products, some toothpastes with sls and a surfactant, vitamin deficiencies can cause canker sores in sensitive mouths. Discuss with yor dentist. ...Read more

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Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Really canker sore?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

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

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Why do canker sores form in the mouth?

Viral infection: Most people have been exposed to the virus that causes canker sores. It "hides" out in the nerves near the affected area, and stress, trauma or many other factors may cause a recurrent "breakout" of these sores. It should not be a major concern, unless a patient has immune system problems. ...Read more

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Can canker sores cause ur mouth to swell a little?

Can canker sores cause ur mouth to swell a little?

Swelling and cankers: Yes, Swelling is common with any minor infections. See your DDS/DMD for medication. There are oral meds and topical salves. Both work reasonably well. These sores are viral in origin. There many homeopathic cures. Check out www.Health911.com for a list of home remedies. Use cold sores as your search link. My Best BD ...Read more

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Why do people get reacurring canker sores in there mouth?

Inflammation: Recurrent canker sores are inflammation and ulcers of the lining of the mouth .These may be triggered by stress, food sensitivity. A good anti-inflammatory treatment is dgl - deglyzzrihinated licorice which calms the oral mucosa when chewed. Also reflux from the stomach can be associated with canker sores ...Read more

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I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

Excellent Question: But one that is difficult to answer. As the below article states, the precise cause of canker sores remains unclear, though researchers suspect that a combination of several factors contributes to outbreaks. They may be caused by several different triggers or even certain conditions and diseases. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262 ...Read more

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I have been inflicted with canker sores in my mouth , please help?

I have been inflicted with  canker sores in my mouth , please help?

They usually : Resolve without intervention. If you have a large # of lesions please see a dentist. If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating >. ...Read more

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

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

Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read more

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If I have canker sores in my mouth, could this be an early HIV symptom?

If I have canker sores in my mouth, could this be an early HIV symptom?

Not Usually, But...: Canker sores (aka: aphthous ulcers) are not associated with hiv. Usually, aphthous ulcers begin early in life and stop occurring in the 30's; the exact etiology is unknown. However, "aphthous-like" ulcers can be associated with auto-immune disorders, GI disorders and hiv. If you are at risk for hiv, or just want to know more...See your dentist and/or pcp and get tested. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth and how do you get rid of them?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth and how do you get rid of them?

Stress or trauma: Canker sores can be more common during periods of high stress, trauma and vitamin deficiency. They will heal in about 10 days to 2 weeks. Over the counter medications can make you feel better. Avoid spicy food that can be irritating. Some people are sensitive to sodium laurel sulfate. Taking vitamin b complex supplements can prevent canker sore for many people. ...Read more

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Canker Sores (Definition)

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