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How To Get Rid Of A Sore In Your Mouth
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
Laser Treatment: A way to get rid of sores in your mouth is to have your dentist perform a laser treatment on the sore, which is not painful and takes about 10-15 minutes for the sore to be treated and removed. Also, if you are unable to go into the dentist office, you can swish with an alcoholic mouthwash twice per day to clean the area and help the sore heal. ...Read more
Treat the cause: If it is viral (herpes infection), use Acyclovir or antiviral medication. If canker sore (apthuous ulcer), keep clean to prevent bacterial infection and it will resolve in 5 days or use laser treatment. If caused by trauma due to cheek or tongue biting, treat the occlusion (grinding, adjust occlusion, or crowns). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: It depends on whether the cause is trauma, you burned or hit it with food or your tooth brush or if the cause is an infection. For a trauma time, steroid creams prescribed by your dentist and warm water rinses should take care of the problem for an infection see your dentist. If the cause is an apthous ulcer or herpetic cause, your dentist can help you there as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intra-oral or lip?: My patients often use "fever blister" for all ulcers or erosions that occur in the mouth or on the lips. They are different. On the lips are typically herpes simplex virus type 1, treated with oral acyclovir. In the mouth, the ulcer is called aphthous ulcer, which we treat with a topical steroid. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat? How can I get rid of a sore throat in best possible way?What are the doctor's recommendations?
Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't get rid of: You actually don't get rid of canker sores. What you do is try to lessen their severity and try to have them for the shortest time they will allow. If you get them often...Try a prescription of acyclovir. Lysine from the store has been known to help. They have a life of about 14 days. Stress, fatigue, excessive sun exposure are some of the causes. Watch the spicy or acid foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly time: Mostly time. There are some medications or ointments you can get in a pharmacy to help them feel better meanwhile. Ask your pharmacy what they have and what they recommend. Some dentists can apply in-office treatment or laser to speed recovery somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See Dr.: These are commonly caused by the hsv-1 (virus). See a dr. For an exam and testing for the hsv-1 titer. There are some anti-viral meds that can help. Good luck. (if only one sore, you can try placing a Tums (calcium carbonate) on the ulcer and holding it there, sometimes, this can relieve the pain and make the ulceration go away quicker). ...Read more
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