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How To Treat Meth Mouth Sores
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
The cause determines: The treatment for mouth sores depends upon the cause. Scratches, abrasions, irritations, bites vs. Infections vs gum inflammation, vs aphthous ulcers vs fungal infections vs viral infection vs cancerous lesion vs sores caused by various medical conditions? It's best to see a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment, especially for any sore that lasts over 2 weeks! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth sores: There are several different types of mouth sores. Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and cold sores are the most common. Some are due to a viral infection, some from irritation or trauma. Other sores may be due to chronic gum disease, systemic infections, smoking/chewing tobacco, oral cancer. If you have a sore that has not healed within 10 days, have it checked asap by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends : Are we talking one isolated ulcer or several at the same time? If one isolated ulcer, then let it heal on its own in 10-14 days. Stay away from acidic and spicy foods. If multiple small ulcers, this could be signs of a viral infection. If multiple large ulcers this could be signs of Chron's disease. If it is either of the last two, this needs checked out by your medical doctor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Try Zilactin B, : An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Eat healthy! good luck! ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiviral medication: See your physician or if available go to an urgent care clinic to get started on an antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or valicyclovir. These medications can shorten the course of an outbreak and help prevent future outbreaks. The sooner the medication is started the more better it is for shortening the course of the outbreak. ...Read more
Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis or ulcers (canker sores) is the most common cause of mouth ulcers, especially if they recur from time to time, last a week or so, and no other symptoms at the same time, like fever or skin rash. The best treatment a steroid cream (e.g. triamcinolone) of the type intended for use in the mouth. Get personal advice and perhaps a prescription from 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can't be cured: Both are caused by a virus that lives on nerves and are self limiting to about 14 days. There are treatments to shorten the duration of the outbreaks and limit the pain, but certain stimuli will cause these outbreaks to reoccur from time to time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. There are also over the counter meds that you can apply topically that accelerate healing and reduce pain such as abreva, zilactin, and oragell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Watch what you eat: Avoid foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits, acidic vegetables and spicy foods-this includes cinnamon tasting chewing gum. Drink lots of water to keep mouth moist. Take multivitamin and try to get sunlight each day. Practice proper hygiene with a soft bristled toothbrush. Avoid mouthrinses with strong cinnamon taste or alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aphthous ulcer: Aphthous (canker) ulcers may be caused by eating citrus fruits (e.g., oranges and lemons), physical trauma, stress, lack of sleep, food allergies, immune system reactions, and vitamin deficiencies b12/folate, and iron. Treat with salt water rinse or over-the-counter mouthwashes, and non-prescription local anesthetics. Prescription oral-liquid steroids may help. These ulcers are very common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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