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I Have Sores At The Crease Of Where My Mouth Opens How Do I Get Rid Of It
OTC CTEAMS: Buy a one percent Hydrocortisone cream and an anti-fungal cream. Mix them together equally and plot apply small amount to the angles of your mouth twice a day, especially before you go to bed at night. Once the rash has resolved you can just put the zinc oxide at the corners of your mouth before you go to bed. ...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
MOUTH CORNERS SORE: Without looking I couldn't be sure, but it sounds as if you have a condition called angular stomatitis or perleche. Often due to a yeast infection. Stop chewing gum, use a mild toothpaste (tom's of maine is a good one); don't eat raw fruit without cutting it up. A prescription product called mycolog cream can sometimes help. ...Read more
I am getting cold sores on my lips on the corners and when I open my mouth it hurts! How do I get rid of the cold sores?
Use lysine: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. A supplement called lysine suppresses herpes outbreaks in most people. Also, avoid whole wheat bread, nuts, arginine, etc. Do not take lysine if you have phenylketonuria. There are also prescription anti-virals that you can get from your dds. ...Read more
My daughter always gets sores in her mouth. What causes this and how do I get rid of them and prevent them?
I can open my mouth but not fully. When I do the right side of my jaw near the ear hurts. I've had this once before years ago, how do I get rid of this?
TMJ dysfunction: What your describing sounds like temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). It's causes can be many things, from grinding teeth, to arthritis, to trauma or genetic causes. A dentist may suggest a night mouth guard for instance. Treatments vary depending on the cause. A short course of ibuprofen or other NSAID may be helpful if you can take such medications. See a dentist if it persists. ...Read more
Have Shingles Feb. Been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles?
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
Treat the cause: If it is viral (herpes infection), use Acyclovir or antiviral medication. If canker sore (apthuous ulcer), keep clean to prevent bacterial infection and it will resolve in 5 days or use laser treatment. If caused by trauma due to cheek or tongue biting, treat the occlusion (grinding, adjust occlusion, or crowns). ...Read more
Laser Treatment: A way to get rid of sores in your mouth is to have your dentist perform a laser treatment on the sore, which is not painful and takes about 10-15 minutes for the sore to be treated and removed. Also, if you are unable to go into the dentist office, you can swish with an alcoholic mouthwash twice per day to clean the area and help the sore heal. ...Read more
You need to find out what is causing it. I have treated several cold sores (virus) cases with laser and have get 100% no reoccurrence.
Now, if the origin is food or any other kind of acids you can have your dentist prescript a mouth rinse commonly call magic swizzle to alleviate the discomfort and help in reducing the healing time. ...Read more
See dentist: From your description I am not sure what you have. It sounds like a visit to the dentist is in order. ...Read more
Dental visit: There are so many possibilities as to type and cause that you really need an evaluation by a qualified professional. ...Read more
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 more
With Benzocaine will "numb" the area and protect it too. Apply with a clean finger or q-tip.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
If you get canker sores frequently, try using a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) such as fluoridex without sls.
See your dentist too. As they can use a laser to speed up healing. ...Read more
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine.. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more
Stress or trauma:
Canker sores can be more common during periods of high stress, trauma and vitamin deficiency. They will heal in about 10 days to 2 weeks. Over the counter medications can make you feel better. Avoid spicy food that can be irritating.
Some people are sensitive to sodium laurel sulfate. Taking vitamin b complex supplements can prevent canker sore for many people. ...Read more
My 30 months little boy has a caught only at night and is breathing with his mouth open how can we get rid of his caught and is puting vix everyday ok?
Accompanying stuffy: /runny nose, fever - rectal temp 100.4 or above, wheezes, labored / rapid breathing, poor food/fluid intake = a set of symptoms that need evaluation. A night cough for > 2 wks. May signal mild asthma, for which he'd need bronchodilators. Don't give OTC cough/cold medicines till age 6. Vicks is useless & some kids eat it. Use saline nose drops, a vaporizer.& lots of Pedialyte/ clear liquids. ...Read more
Canker: I assume you mean canker sores. There is no way to get rid of them. They run a course, usually 7-10 days. There are otc meds to treat them palliatively as well as prescription meds to lessen the duration. Eliminating stress, trauma, sometimes spicy foods can lessen the occurrence. Some people are just more predisposed. If you do mean cancer sores see your md. ...Read more
There is no real cure for a mouth full of canker sores but one thing you can do to make it feel better is create a rinse of 1/2 maalox and 1/2 benedryl liquid. Swish it around you mouth for 1 min and spit it out.
The benedryl reduces some of the inflammation and the maalox helps sooth it. ...Read more
A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep. ...Read more
That's a lot: Multiple sores in the mouth is not real common. There are also many different kinds of sores, causes and solutions. Common aphthous ulcers tend to take about 7-10 days to go away. See your dentist for a diagnosis. Rinsing with warm salt water helps. Also orabase b can speed up the healing while offering slight numbing from the benzocaine. ...Read more
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read more
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