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Are cold sores and sores inside the mouth related or the same thing?

Are cold sores and sores inside the mouth related or the same thing?

Not the same : recurrent aphthous ulcers and other ulcers in the mouth are not the same. Causes of ulcers are many: Viral infections, particularly herpes simplex and herpes zoster Other infectious agents (Candida albicans and bacteria) Trauma Tobacco or irritating foods or chemicals Chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cause of Aphthous ulcers is unclear. Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment is symptomatic. ...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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Do herpes inside the mouth go through the same sages as herpes outside of the mouth (cold sores) such as blistering?

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Herpes simplex: is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not trough clothing. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can foot, hand and mouth disease cause the swelling of the parotid duct? Multiple ulcers inside mouth with the parotid duct on the right side swollen.

Can foot, hand and mouth disease cause the swelling of the parotid duct? Multiple ulcers inside mouth with the parotid duct on the right side swollen.

The two are: probably NOT related (it would be a co-incidence for one of the oral lesions to be in the EXACT location HOWEVER it is theoretically possible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Whats the pathophysiology with mouth breathing and dry skin surrounding the mouth?

Mouth-breathing: Mouth-breathing is commonly caused by nasal obstruction. It could be swelling of the nasal membranes due to allergies or infection, or enlargement of the turbinates, small bones inside the nose, or even a deviated nasal septum. If it's a chronic problem and you want to have it evaluated, see an ENT (otolaryngologist) and a ct will probably be necessary. ...Read more

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Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Not usually: Neosporin has antibacterial properties that may prevent a secondary bacterial infection, but herpes viral cold sore infections will not resolve quicker with neosporin. ...Read more

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Can braces cutting the inside of your cheeks and mouth cause oral ulcer?

Can braces cutting the inside of your cheeks and mouth cause oral ulcer?

Yes: Get rid of the irritant and the ulcer will heal immediately. Have your orthodontic specialist smooth the irritating projection, cover the sticker with orthodontic wax, take ibuprofen, rinse with salt water, and dab Benzocaine in orabase or orajel onto the sore spot. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause sores in the corners of your mouth?

Can methadone cause sores in the corners of your mouth?

No: Angular cheilitis is caused by saliva in a deep crease of skin at the corner of the mouth. Usually the saliva gets there during sleep. Some of the irritation is due to enzymes in saliva. Much of the irritation is due to yeast and staph bacteria in the saliva. Try otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole in corners of mouth several times a day, especially at bedtime. It is most common in people who have lost. ...Read more

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Small swollen area on side of tongue. Is this oral herpes? No pain or outbreaks outside the mouth.

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Small swollen area on side of tongue. Is this oral herpes? No pain or outbreaks outside the mouth.

It's possible: but without seeing what it looks like a definitive diagnosis can't be made. It it's painful, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If it doesn't improve within 2-3 days or if it worsens, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

Discomfort: Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and are different than stomach ulcers. They cause discomfort particularly when eating but go away on their own. ...Read more

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Can cold sores spread from the lips to the rest of your body?

Can cold sores spread from the lips to the rest of your body?

No: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?

What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an open and closed sore inside the mouth when dealing with STD prevention?

What is the difference between an open and closed sore inside the mouth when dealing with STD prevention?

Not much different!: Transmission of std's are supposed to be prevented by all means .Direct contact with tissues of the mouth be it open/closed sore , still is dangerous. ...Read more

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Canker sore or fever blister on the inside of my mouth. Will it make the healing process more difficult?

Canker sore or fever blister on the inside of my mouth. Will it make the healing process more difficult?

Warm saltwater.: Warm saltwater rinses 3-5/day will help reduce inflammation and make the area more comfortable. Ibuprofen 400mg every 4 hrs will do the same. Ice directly on the sore for 10 minutes 4-5 times/day is difficult but really works. Eat only soft foods that are not spicy or hot to keep from irritating the area. All these will reduce the healing time but it still takes 7-10days. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area  accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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Can lotemax (loteprednol) cause an increase of canker sores blisters in the mouth ?

Can lotemax (loteprednol) cause an increase of canker sores blisters in the mouth ?

Not likely: If you are talking about Lotemax (loteprednol) or Alrex for ocular use, the side effects noted are only with regard to the eye, such as more eye pressure, headache, eye irritation or blurred eyesight. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause canker sores on the back of your mouth near your tonsils?

Can chlamydia cause canker sores on the back of your mouth near your tonsils?

Not likely: Chlamydia of the throat is more frequent than once thought, but still quite uncommon. When present, it almost always cause no symptoms at all -- no sore throat, no sores, nothing. For sure it would not cause ulcers (canker-like sores) in the throat. However, symptoms like this are typical for initial oral herpes, and for certain other non-STD viruses. See a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and maybe Rx. ...Read more

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What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?

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What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?

BMS tongue : In patients with BMS, the most prevalent site with burning sensations was the tongue, especially on the tip. The syndrome mostly affects women after age 40. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a blister in the back of your mouth between the jaw and gum area?

What are the causes of a blister in the back of your mouth between the jaw and gum area?

Gum blister,: Aphthous ulcer, cold sore, ..Can appear anywhere in the mouth. Have your dentist prescribe you viroxyn to heal it faster. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.

Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.

Sure: But everybody sleeps at least part of the night with the mouth open--that's why your body shuts down saliva flow while sleeping. The "whiteness" can be from mediations, bacterial/fungal infection, or dehydration. Before bed: floss and brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper and rinse with an anti-microbial rinse like listerine. Check with dentist if not gone in two weeks or symptoms develop. ...Read more

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I have these painful open sores on the roof of my mouth that just appeared a few days ago. They look awful and it hurts when I eat. What could it be?

I have these painful open sores on the roof of my mouth that just appeared a few days ago. They look awful and it hurts when I eat. What could it be?

Avoid: irritant spices, very hot or cold, may go away in 4 to 5 days. if cant wait may cauterize with Agno3 or elect or cold ice - nitrogen gas frozen with MD ...Read more

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How person know that he have open sores n mouth ulcers in mouth any symptoms or pain ??

Mouth Ulcers: Mouth ulcers are painful, They are sometimes also known as canker sores. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. They are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist for exam. ...Read more

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Waking up with inflammation in mouth/lip, 3-4 days/week. Not like sores, but more like when you bite inside your mouth. Painful in morning, subsides. ?

Waking up with inflammation in mouth/lip, 3-4 days/week. Not like sores, but more like when you bite inside your mouth. Painful in morning, subsides. ?

Mouth discomfort: Canker sores may be present and would be noted on careful inspection of your mouth and inner surface of your lips. You may be experiencing some sensitivity to your toothpaste or a mouth wash. Occasionally deficiencies of vitamin b12 or iron is the culprit. See your MD or an oral pathologist(at a dental school) for examination and testing if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have inflammation in my skull, stiff neck, tremors, ringing in ears, mouth sores, muscle pain, whoozy tired feeling. What to do???

I have inflammation in my skull, stiff neck, tremors, ringing in ears, mouth sores, muscle pain, whoozy tired feeling. What to do???

See a physician: When a patient has multiple symptoms it's best to consult an experienced physician and have an examination. Don't look for answers on the internet , it will only scare you. Physicians are experienced in pattern recognition and will help to solve your problem. ...Read more

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I have open sores on my tongue that are bothering me what could it be?

I have open sores on my tongue that are bothering me what could it be?

Sores on tongue: A lot depends on duration and description of sores. It may be something simple or it could be something very serious. If they have been there longer than two weeks you really need to see a dentist or an ENT for an evaluation. In the meantime try to avoid acidic foods, salts and keep the mouth clean. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD ...Read more

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After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?

After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?

Folliculitis : No it does not sound like it is herpes. What you are describing is a type of skin infection called folliculitis. It arises when the hair follicles become inflamed and infected after shaving. ...Read more

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I have a sore under my bottom right side teeth (28-30) area. It feels almost like they are open sores when i feel with my tongue. Very painful?

I have a sore under my bottom right side teeth (28-30) area. It feels almost like they are open sores when i feel with my tongue.  Very painful?

Sores: Not a descriptive enough label. Are they on cheek or tongue side? Are you prone to mouth ulcers? How long has it been since your last baseline dental examination? How long have lesions been present? And so many more questions. Please see a Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing cuts behind my ear? They come and go. They get raw and create open sores in the crease behind my ear next to my head.

What is causing cuts behind my ear? They come and go. They get raw and create open sores in the crease behind my ear next to my head.

Likely eczema: This is an area where the skin can thicken then crack. The main treatment is to treat the area several times a week to prevent the thickening and cracking. There are many ways of doing this including olive oil and many skin care products. ...Read more

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Left side of the tongue has irritated tastebuds and scratches like cuts that cause pain but are not open sores. Also have tingly sensation. Why???

Left side of the tongue has irritated tastebuds and scratches like cuts that cause pain but are not open sores. Also have tingly sensation. Why???

Ans: Well what have you done? Did you eat hot or spivey foods or scrape the tongue on something you put into your mouth. This area is very vascular and will resolve fast but stop irritating the tongue. Be careful what you put into your mouth ...Read more

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Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny ?

Red rash on genitals it's not itchy  or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny ?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of open sores onback of my head that won't heal for months now. Sometimes they itch and bleed if scratched too hard. What could it be?

I have a cluster of open sores onback of my head that won't heal for months now. Sometimes they itch and bleed if scratched too hard. What could it be?

Open sores: They may have been sebaceous cysts which you scratched and they became secondarily infected. See a doctor so you can get antibiotic treatment ...Read more

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Why would you get ichty sores on your body and lip inflammation/ numbness?

Allergic reactions: I recommend that you make an appointment with your md asap for a thorough examination. It sounds as though you are having an allergic reaction to something. Allergies that involve your lips and soft tissues in your mouth can, in fact, be part of a broader allergic reaction. Some allergies are to foods, metals, chemicals, household items, insect bites, etc. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

Not likely: All food, medications including vitamins can cause allergic reaction but the possibility of allergic reaction to vitamin c is unlikely as it is present in most fruits and vegetables. The lack of vit c causes scurvy with bleeding gums. It is an very old disease seen in sailors who eat no vegetables. Mega dose of vitamins can be toxic to your body! see a periodontist for you gum condition. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more