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How To Treat Mouth Ulcers
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
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
Healing time: The ulcers are called apthous , they is no cure for thim at this point intime, only remedies to lesson the pain, the duration for them to heal depend on their locations in the mouth and the size, we suggest seeing your dentist, for an exam, over the counter paste called canka aid, not sure how well it works, worth trying. Stress is the main reason for their frequency, and poor nutrtions, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth ulcers: For multiple isolated ulcers, most patient are very frustrated with topical medications, ointments, and salves. Ulcers are painful placing salve hurts, penetration is very superficial, and saliva almost instantly washes the medication off. However, an oral rinse of .1% to .5% Dexamethasone four times daily--held in mouth at least 5 mins each time really can be helpful. See your dds or md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting mouth ulcers since i was a small child. What can be causing them and what is the best way to treat and stop them?
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
Dental check up: You will need to see your dentist or physician to see what is causing them ie medication, herpetic virus, sun, stress, radiation treatment, chemotherapy. You will have to eat bland food. Dentist or physician can prescribe viscous Lidocaine oral rinse to make eating les painful. Dental lasers can make healing faster. ...Read more
Apthos Ulcers: Aphthous ulcers can result from many things, including certain foods, immune disorders, tissue trauma, emotional stress or nutritional deficiencies. While there isn't a cure, they can be treated with a soft tissue laser to help the sore heal faster and alleviate the painful symptoms. Topical gels like orajel can also help to reduce the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth ulcers: The attempt to 'get rid" of oral ulcerations is often an exercise in frustration. Allergy, nutritional, immune abnormalities, genetic, infectious disease, stress, and trauma, all hard to identify, are implicated, most with no specific treatment. And in-depth "testing" for various medical ulcerative diseases is costly, frustrating, and rarely productive. Most cases are managed by steroids. ...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
I accidentally mixed bleach & CLR almost a wk ago. Wnt 2 the ER BC I codn't breathe & ws treated. I now have a sore throat & mouth ulcers. Tis normal?
Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?
Coincident: You may have two or three coincident but unrelated problems. Abdominal and joint pain needs to be evaluated by your General Physician as soon as possible. Mouth "ulcers" need to be seen by your General Dentist to determine nature of lesions and appropriate treatment. Report ALL symptoms to both practitioners. ...Read more
Good question: There are many different types of ulcers- viral, aphthous, traumatic, fungal, autoimmune, precancerous etc. Each one has a different cause and a different way to handle, treat or prevent. See your general dentist, an oral surgeon, ENT or primary care physician when you have them and then you can get some better answers as to type, cause, and treatment. ...Read more
Depends on cause: It depends on what caused them. If they are caused by rubbing from dentures, and infection, viral illness or even cancers. Some diseases have oral ulcerations as part of the disease complex. It really depends on what is causing them. Avoid irritative foods and mouth wash, use a neutral toothpaste avoid tomatoes and citric foods, pineapples and anything that may irritate your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat not cure: There are different kinds of mouth ulcers, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatment. Two options: one- get some orabase to cover or orajel to numb the area since we don't know what you have or two- see a dentist who can diagnose it and then give you the best advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth ulcers: That depends upon the type of ulcers? Traumatic ulcers from sharp teeth, broken fillings, accidentally biting yourself. Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) from stress, irritation, sodium lauryl sulfate ingredient in some toothpastes, food sensitivities, etc. Others: also some medical conditions. See for more possibilities: http://www.Nhs.Uk/conditions/mouth-ulcer/pages/causes.Aspx. ...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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