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I keep getting mini ulcers on my tongue and they hurt so much. I can't ea't anything. Any ideas or any ways to ease the pain?

I keep getting mini ulcers on my tongue and they hurt so much. I can't ea't anything. Any ideas or any ways to ease the pain?

PEROXIDE RINSE: You have apthous ulcers(canker sores).They hurt for 4-5 days in a 10 day cycle .Rinse with peroxide half water half peroxide 3-4 times a day.Drug stores have many topical gels over the counter for canker sores. ...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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I keep getting the painless mouth ulcers under my tongue red in color they clear up in 3 days and come back the next 2 days. 25 years old no smoking ?

I keep getting the painless mouth ulcers under my tongue red in color they clear up in 3 days and come back the next 2 days. 25 years old no smoking 
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Sorry: Unable to diagnose without an examination. There are literally hundreds of causes for red mouth lesions. Make arrangements with your General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to be seen the next time your red "ulcers" are in full bloom. ...Read more

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I have had recurring ulcers on my tongue and left tonsil. I always seem to get another one on my left tonsil the day after I eat hot sauce. Could this?

I have had recurring ulcers on my tongue and left tonsil. I always seem to get another one on my left tonsil the day after I eat hot sauce. Could this?

Yes: There are many causes of ulcers including certain spicey foods and medications. There are also infectious organisms that can cause oral ulcers. It might be best to avoid alcohol, spicey foods, and NSAID's for a bit. Other causes of ulcers of the Gi tract include citric acid that can be found in candies and fruits. ...Read more

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I get re occurring ulcers on my tongue I change my tooth brush regular and use mouthwash. What can be causing these ulcers?

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Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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After having leisions ulcers on my tongue I have noticed I get dehydrated and the nearly healed infections hurt from my being thirsty ?

After having leisions ulcers on my tongue I have noticed I get dehydrated and the nearly healed infections hurt from my being thirsty ?

Painful ulcers: Tongue ulcers are quite painful. Drinking lots of ice water helps a great deal. Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is often quite soothing. You doctor can prescribe soothing products to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Hi Dr! I have a patch under my tongue of white ulcers? I think? I usually get them but not this many and not under my tongue.

Aphthous ulcers: are likely the course. They are harmless, usually come and go. Get it checked out if not resolved in a few days to a week. ...Read more

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Why i get ulcer on tongue after eating dry fruits?

Why i get ulcer on tongue after eating dry fruits?

Allergy or acidity: It seems likely that you have either an allergy to this fruit or the preservatives or that the acids of the fruit are irritating your toungue. Does the reaction happen immediately or is there a delay? Aphtous ulcers can occur with local irritation from acid or trauma. ...Read more

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I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

I get frequent  tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

See a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor about this? If not, it would seem like a wise thing to do to help determine what is the cause, and of course how to minimize or eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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I get ulcers under my tongue about once a month. No home remedy or OTC med helps, goes away after a week but so painful. What can I do to treat it?

Ulcers: Probably aphthous ulcers, but there are many other types of ulcers. Next time you get one see your Dentist to have the ulcer examined. He/she can then prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.

I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.

Mucocele: Could be a mucocele. Underneath the tongue is a very common place for them and it may be rupturing after a few days looking like an ulcer. Mucoceles are caused by an obstructed or ruptured salivary gland duct, hence clear fluid within. Some mucoceles spontaneously resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and requmucire removal through minimally invasive sx or the use of a laser. ...Read more

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Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Stress or food : A common ulcer that can form on tongue is called an apthous ulcer and can appear on oral tissues after trauma, stress and certain food items. This viral caused ulcer sits dormant in our ganglion until an event turns them on. These ulcers are usually small whitish lesions with a red halo and last for about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I had a tongue ulcer and i got a small pain of my teeth close to the ulcer tongue. Am im having a toothache? What kinda med should I get? Thank you

Ulcers: Ulcers can be very painful and can cause a ring of inflammation around them much larger than the ulcer itself and as such can make a nearby tooth feel as if it is having a toothache. Treatment should be with basically pain management and anti-inflammatories, orabse, kenalog in orabse, advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of and prevent tongue and mouth ulcers?

How to get rid of and prevent tongue and mouth ulcers?

Laser therapy: Some dentists use laser therapy to speed up healng of canker sores. A home remedy is mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with pepto bysmol ( 50/50) and swishing to reduce the pain and coat the sores. ...Read more

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I am suffering from an ulcer on the roof of my mouth right up the back where the tongue touches what can I use to get rid of it?

I am suffering from an ulcer on the roof of my mouth right up the back where the tongue touches what can I use to get rid of it?

Ulcer: If it is an ulcer they usually take 7-10 days to resolve and treating the symptoms with orabase or peroxyl rinse. If it persists beyond that time you should have it chekced out by your dentist or oral surgeon to make sure it is just an ulcer. ...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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What to do if I have three mouth ulcers and one is under my tongue, how do I get rid of them?

What to do if I have three mouth ulcers and one is under my tongue, how do I get rid of them?

Mouth ulcers: There are different types of mouth ulcers such as traumatic, aphthous ulcers (canker sores), as well as from numerous medically related origins. Most will heal within 10 days on their own. For more specific information and suggestions for prevention and pain relief, you would have to see your local dentist. ...Read more

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I have a really bad mouth ulcer on my tongue as a result of biting it. It really hurtshow can I get rid of it quickly?

I have a really bad mouth ulcer on my tongue as a result of biting it. It really hurtshow can I get rid of it quickly?

Mostly time: It will just heal in time. There is not much you can do to speed the process. Avoid hot and spicy food as that just irritates it more. Salt water rinses may help. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers i had a large bridge put in on upper involving 9 teeth. Ever since i get mouth ulcers and a lot of irritation inside my mouth all along check.Roof and tongue. Is this due to this bridge?

Mouth ulcers i had a large bridge put in on upper involving 9 teeth. Ever since i get mouth ulcers and a lot of irritation inside my mouth all along check.Roof and tongue. Is this due to this bridge?

Possibly: Did you have any problem before the bridge? If not then something about the bridge may be a causitive factor. You could be having an allerguc reaction to the cement or to the metal part of the bridge...Best to talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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How come i get ulcers in my mouth?

How come i get ulcers in my mouth?

Depends on type?: There are many types of ulcers and may be from: scratches, abrasions, irritations, bites vs. Infections vs gum inflammation, vs aphthous ulcers vs fungal infections vs viral infection vs cancerous lesion vs sores caused by various medical conditions? It's best to see a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment, especially for any sore that lasts over 2 weeks! ...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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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 might i get rid of , or soothe this mouth ulcer?

Remedy: Topical Benzocaine will work to temporarily sooth the ulcer. Is this an isolated episode? Do ulcers occur in your mouth often? If so, this suggests another condition. Warm salt water rinses will help. Get the ulcer diagnosed to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there sure ways to get rid of this mouth ulcer thing?

Lysine: One of the most common causes of frequent mount ulcers are apthous ulcers. Apthous ulcers can be triggered by stress or by diet. One of the easiest things to try is adding the supplement lysine to your diet. If the lysine does not help then you should see an oms or dentist for further help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of an ulcer inside my mouth?

Warm salt water: Rinse it out with warm salt water every few hours and wait 2 weeks and it will go away by itself. ...Read more

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I think I have an ulcer in my mouth. How do I get rid of this?

Depends on source: If the ulcer is traumatic in nature, it must be protected until healing can proceed. If the ulcer is infectious in nature (viral) or you have canker sores or if it is due to autoimmune issues, it just needs to heal on it's own. Some allergies can cause ulceration of oral tissues. If this is the cause, the offending substance must be identified and removed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a mouth ulcer?

How do I get rid of a mouth ulcer?

Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid if a mouth ulcer?

How can I get rid if a mouth ulcer?

Time: Time is really the only effective treatment for a mouth ulcer. They usually go away in 7 to 10 days. Rinse your mouth several times a day with warm salt water, avoid acidic food and drink, don't apply anything to the ulcer. Your dentist might be able to treat it with a soft tissue laser or chemical cauterization. ...Read more

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How to get rid of an inner mouth ulcer?

Why ulcers there : Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do. ...Read more

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How do you all get rid of a mouth ulcer?

How do you all get rid of a mouth ulcer?

Canker = Aphthous : Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain & accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase works well of lasers I have tried. Herpes is another possible ulcer. Oral cancer can also be an ulcer. See your dentist to find the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a mouth ulcer?

Lasers: The problem is once you get an ulcer it takes time to heal. The laser can promote quicker healing and eliminate pain. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to get rid of a mouth ulcer?

It depends...: There are different types of ulcers, so the best strategy depends on the diagnosis. Most oral ulcers are apthous ulcers (canker sores), and only time will allow these to resolve; symptoms can be controlled with over the counter topical anesthetics (e.g., anbesol). Other ulcers may be due to local physical injury, such as a sharp tooth, and removing the cause is the best approach. Diagnosis is key. ...Read more

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Any ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Any ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Type of Ulcer?: Oral or mouth ulcers can be caused by several different conditions. Most common are apthous ulcers which usually dissapear in 7-10 days without treatment. However any ulcer should be examined by your doctor for proper diagnosis. Ulcers can be caused by many types of diseases such as a simple cold sore , cheek or lip bitting, std, certain types of oral cancer or many other health conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I get ulcers in my mouth every month?

Acid foods,stress: Stress and acidic foods can contribute to this. It is important to see a dentist to rule out other possibilities. An ulcer to you might look very different to trained eyes. Sometimes prescription creams can be used to control outbreaks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can lead to acid bumps/ulcers in the mouth, i get them kind of often?

Depends: Upon what is causing the ulcers. This can be due to something very benign to something very serious like low white blood cell count (neutropenia), HIV. See a doctor for a complete work up. ...Read more

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Can it be normal for a mouth ulcer to get bigger?

Can it be normal for a mouth ulcer to get bigger?

Yes: But if it is a new, never seen, lesion please see a dmd (dentist) asap.At 48 I am worried about oral cancer. ...Read more

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How many types of mouth ulcer do we possibly have risk to get?

How many types of mouth ulcer do we possibly have risk to get?

Many: There are many conditions that cause mouth ulcers. This information is available from other sources that can dedicate more time and space. Some types are contagious, can be caught from others and some are diet, trauma or medically related. ...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