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How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

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 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 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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How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

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

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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 cure mouth ulcers?

How to cure mouth ulcers?

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 more

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How to treat herpes in the throat?

How to treat herpes in the throat?

Herpes: Please see a doctor. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of oral or pharyngeal herpes, you need to be treated by a physician with antivirals. ...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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How to treat an ulcer in the mouth found by dentist?

How to treat an ulcer in the mouth found by dentist?

Be more specific: There are different types of ulcers in the mouth. Did your dentist say what kind of ulcer you have? ...Read more

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How do you treat blisters in the mouth ?

How do you treat blisters in the mouth ?

Depends on the cause: The first step is pain control. Most find benefit from avoiding spicy and acidic food and drink. You might also avoid things that are crunchy in favor of soft foods. Some people get benefit from over the counter pain relievers. There are many things that can cause oral blister or ulcers, usually viral infections. However, you should visit your doctor if they arose after you took a new medicine. ...Read more

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What can you use to treat canker sores/tongue ulcers?

What can you use to treat canker sores/tongue ulcers?

Canker sore: Canker sores will heal in about 10 days. Avoid hot and spicy foods. OTC products can make the area feel less painful for a short time. It is a good idea to get this checked by a dentist to find out exactly what is causing your ulcerations and ulcerations. ...Read more

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Best way to treat mouth sores/ulcers?

Best way to treat mouth sores/ulcers?

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

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How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

Mouth Breathing: Can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced. ...Read more

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How to treat ulcers in the mouth what do I do first?

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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In pain. I'd really like to know how to heal sores in mouth?

In pain. I'd really like to know how to heal sores in mouth?

Depends on Cause: What is causing the sores? Dental abscesses? Viruses? Allergies? Best to treat the cause, not just cover the pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat blisters in the mouth? Need some numbing medicine?

How can I treat blisters in the mouth?  Need some numbing medicine?

Antiviral herpes med: Blisters in mouth can be caused by herpes or canker sores. Herpes is chronic and contagious, best treated by oral meds such as acyclovir, valtrex, (valacyclovir) or famvir. Numbing creams can help reduce pain such as anbesol gel, topical lidocaine, blistex, camphophenique. Peroxyl mouthwash help with canker sores. ...Read more

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How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

How can you treat deep cuts in mouth from braces?

Many treatments: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ulcers in my mouth?

How to get rid of ulcers in my mouth?

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

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How to treat an aphthous ulcer at back of throat?

Ulcers last 1-2weeks: Ulcers usually last one to two weeks. Avoid irritating the area and try over the counter medication! ...Read more

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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


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more