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How do you treat mouth ulcers?

How do you 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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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How can I treat bad mouth ulcers?

How can I treat bad mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcera: They have to be evaluate first and see what the cause is. You could be treated by oral/ topical steroids or systemic if there is disease involved. Make sure you hydrate yourself meanwhile. ...Read more

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How to treat a mouth ulcer so i can eat tomato sauce?

How to treat a mouth ulcer so i can eat tomato sauce?

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 more

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What to do if I have very hurtful mouth ulcers. How can they be treated?

What to do if I have very hurtful mouth ulcers. How can they be treated?

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 more

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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?

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?

Drugs: They cannot be stopped but than can be controlled with several different antiviral drugs similar to those to control genital herpes. Taking 1000 mg of l-lycine daily has been said to help prevent their occurrance and is a safe over the counter measure. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers how to prevent and treat them ?

Mouth ulcers how to prevent and treat 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 more

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How to treat ulcers in mouth and find out the cause?

How to treat ulcers in mouth and find out the cause?

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

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My 12 yr old son has 5 mouth ulcers right now. What causes that and how can I treat them?

My 12 yr old son has 5 mouth ulcers right now. What causes that and how can I treat them?

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 more

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What can I do to treat my consistent mouth ulcers on the insides of my lips?

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

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What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly ?

What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly ?

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

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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?

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

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What leads to mouth ulcers?

What leads to mouth ulcers?

Tobacco & alcohol: Tobacco and alcohol cause mouth cancers that cause serious ulcers. Nutritional deficiencies, viral infections, trauma, poor oral hygiene and autoimmune disease are some of the other causes. ...Read more

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How come i get mouth ulcers?

How come i get mouth ulcers?

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

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Anyway to cure mouth Ulcers?

No: But there's treatment to make them go away sooner. See your dentist to find out what kind of ulcers you're getting and (s)he'll recommend the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What helps heal mouth ulcers?

What helps heal mouth ulcers?

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 more

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How do you cure mouth ulcers?

How do you cure mouth ulcers?

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 more

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What can lead to mouth ulcers ?

What can lead to mouth ulcers ?

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

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Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Same as adults: They get them just like adults do, usually it's the body just reacting to itself. ...Read more

Oral Ulceration (Definition)

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


Ulceration (Definition)

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