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How Do You Get Rid Of A Mouth Ulcer
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then rub orajel on the sore. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more
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
Canker = Aphthous : Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain & accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase works well of lasers I have tried. Herpes is another possible ulcer. Oral cancer can also be an ulcer. See your dentist to find the right diagnosis. ...Read more
You need to find out what is causing it. I have treated several cold sores (virus) cases with laser and have get 100% no reoccurrence.
Now, if the origin is food or any other kind of acids you can have your dentist prescript a mouth rinse commonly call magic swizzle to alleviate the discomfort and help in reducing the healing time. ...Read more
Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor. ...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
Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable — remember that they generally do not shorten the 2-week time. ...Read more
It depends...: There are different types of ulcers, so the best strategy depends on the diagnosis. Most oral ulcers are apthous ulcers (canker sores), and only time will allow these to resolve; symptoms can be controlled with over the counter topical anesthetics (e.g., anbesol). Other ulcers may be due to local physical injury, such as a sharp tooth, and removing the cause is the best approach. Diagnosis is key. ...Read more
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work as well. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more
How to get rid of a mouth ulcer on my soft palate? I've tried gargling salt water and medicated mouthwash. I get ulcers once or twice a week.
Time: Time is really the only effective treatment for a mouth ulcer. They usually go away in 7 to 10 days. Rinse your mouth several times a day with warm salt water, avoid acidic food and drink, don't apply anything to the ulcer. Your dentist might be able to treat it with a soft tissue laser or chemical cauterization. ...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 a 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
Remedy: Topical Benzocaine will work to temporarily sooth the ulcer. Is this an isolated episode? Do ulcers occur in your mouth often? If so, this suggests another condition. Warm salt water rinses will help. Get the ulcer diagnosed to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Lysine: One of the most common causes of frequent mount ulcers are apthous ulcers. Apthous ulcers can be triggered by stress or by diet. One of the easiest things to try is adding the supplement lysine to your diet. If the lysine does not help then you should see an om or dentist for further help. ...Read more
See dentist: Your dentist can cauterize it with a simple painted on product. It won't heal it, but will prevent it from hurting. There are also dressings available that act like an oral bandage. ...Read more
I have a new mouth ulcer inside, and I want to get rid of it quickly. Any effective OTC treatments?
Yes: For adults, you may find applying tea tree oil with a qtip a couple times a day can speed healing. It stings but is effective. Also, homeopathic rhus tox 2-3 times a day can help with mouth ulcers. If it is trauma from biting your gum, these two suggestions may not help as much. Swish and spit with mouth wash and peroxide (50/50) can also be helpful.(also stings a bit). ...Read more
I have had a strange oval shaped white mark in mouth and it can get painful at times. After further research I learnt it was what some referred to as a 'mouth ulcer'. Is there any way I can get rid of it as it has been there for two weeks?
Ulcerations: Ulcerations of the mouth usually resolve on their own within a two-week period. Since this lesion has still not resolved, it's best you have it examined by an oral surgeon. Give a local OMFS a call for an appointment. ...Read more
I have a really bad mouth ulcer on my tongue as a result of biting it. It really hurtshow can I get rid of it quickly?
Mostly time: It will just heal in time. There is not much you can do to speed the process. Avoid hot and spicy food as that just irritates it more. Salt water rinses may help. ...Read more
I have a mouth ulcer near my front bottom teeth and bleeding gums at the moment. How to get rid of them¿?
Not DIY: Bleeding gums are sign of gum infection which is associated w higher risk of heart damage, stroke, kidney/liver damage. Ulcer may be viral or bacterial. Treatment varies according to the diagnosis. You need a Dentist or a Periodontist, now, not a computer link. Please seek professional help. ...Read more
Most often they : Will resolve without any treatment. 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 spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). ...Read more
Many factors: The most common mouth ulcer is the aphthous ulcer (cancer sore), a breakdown in the integrity of the epithelial lining inthe mouth. While sodium lauryl sulphate, a foaming agent used in toothpastes is known, anti tartar/whitening pastes can as well. Infectious agents can contribute, chronic irritations, saliva ph. Your immune system also has to be vulnerable, which can be cyclical for some people. ...Read more
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of sleep, weight loss, iron, vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, trauma, braces. There are some systemic diseases associated with these: crohn's, behcets, celiac disease. Also, think of hot drinks. Oragel topically or antiviral rx early on may help. ...Read more
Canker sores?: You may suffer from recurrent apthous ulcers. Look it up online. There are a lot of different treatment ideas, but sometimes difficult to make better. And see a dentist to rule out anything worse. ...Read more
Depends on source:
If the ulcer is traumatic in nature, it must be protected until healing can proceed.
If the ulcer is infectious in nature (viral) or you have canker sores or if it is due to autoimmune issues, it just needs to heal on its own.
Some allergies can cause ulceration of oral tissues. If this is the cause, the offending substance must be identified and removed. ...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
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