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

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

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 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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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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Are mouth sores/ulcers HIV related?

Are mouth sores/ulcers HIV related?

Maybe/maybe not: There are many different causes for mouth sores and HIV is only one of them. There are even less dramatic causes like stress that can cause the formation of lesions. Seek medical care to evaluate. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores/pain for 3 months, they've gotten better over time. I get like ulcers and random swelling on my tongue. Not sure why?

I am experiencing mouth sores/pain for 3 months, they've gotten better over time. I get like ulcers and random swelling on my tongue. Not sure why?

Part of same virus?: You should have more symptoms if it's viral. Do you have a fever? rash? (On the inside of the mouth, perhaps?) There are many possibilities - herpangina, herpes stomatitis, even some diseases for which immunizations exist (measles, e.g.) Did you get all routine vaccinations? Another possibility: vitamin deficiency (living remotely). Get examined by a doctor soon or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more

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I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

Ulcer in mouth: Keep in mind that any non healing ulcer in the mouth should be examined and possibly biopsied to rule out a malignancy (like cancer) particularly if you smoke/drink alcohol. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

Chest pain: The mouth ulcers and the chest pain may be related. Viral process associated with a pleurisy. However the new onset of chest pain associated with pain to your breast and hurting to breath warrants getting checked. ...Read more

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My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?

My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?

Hand foot and mouth : Yes HFM is mostly a summer virus but the virus does not follow the rules. Your description fits very well. The blisters last 1-2 weeks in the hands and feet. The oral sores are earlier and go away after a week. The rash is contagious if the vesicles are opened and drained. There is no treatment. Pain meds do help if needed. Drink lots of fluids. Good diagnosis !! ...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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What causes mouths ulcer and medicine can be used to treat?

Viral etiology: Mouth ulcers are usually caused by viruses. As such antibiotics dont work. Symptomatic care is all that can be offerred. Consult your doctor as to what he can do for you. ...Read more

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Any home remedy to treat mouth painful ulcers or any medication?

Any home remedy to treat mouth painful ulcers or any medication?

Many: Applying licorice root is proven to relieve pain and help canker sores to heal more quickly. There are lozenges made of licorice available. Other common home remedies include apple cider vinegar and baking soda. For reports on many home remedies from those who have tried them see http://www.earthclinic.com/mobile/cures/canker_sores.html ...Read more

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more