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How To Get Rid Of Blisters In Your Throat
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
Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits and acidic vegetables and spicy foods 2. Avoiding irritation from gum chewing 3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. ...Read more
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
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
Sore throat: One of the easiest things to try is gargling with salt water. This may or may not be effective, depending on the underlying cause. If you have allergy symptoms of running nose, watery itchy eyes, try an anti-histamine. If you have having fevers and chills and the throat is red, you should probably be evaluated from possible infection that may require something different. ...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
Antibiotic treatment: Chlamydia is uncommon in the oral cavity, and it never involves the tounge, only the back of the throat. If you haven't had a positive test in the throat, you probably don't have it, even if you performed oral sex on someone with chlamydia. The only way to get rid of chlamydia, anywhere in the body, is to see a doctor for an antibiotic prescription, usually azithromycin or doxycycline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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