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Inflammation Of The Mouth With Open Sores
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 (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
Do herpes inside the mouth go through the same sages as herpes outside of the mouth (cold sores) such as blistering?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Small swollen area on side of tongue. Is this oral herpes? No pain or outbreaks outside the mouth.
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between an open and closed sore inside the mouth when dealing with STD prevention?
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
Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?
Can mouth lesions in mouth be early sign of HIV no other symptoms whitish ulcer looking inside both corners of mouth?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Hi risk from French kissing 2 hrs after the other person had a tooth problem that maybe included blood with possible open sores in my mouth?
HIV/herpes/HepB or C: Certain diseases can be transmitted in those circumstances you've listed. Generally viral vs. bacterial though ...Read more
If you kiss someone with hep b but they have no open sores/blood in their mouth and you have a wisdom tooth growing in could you get hep b from this?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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???
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 ?
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 four sores/bumps on my head. I went to my GP and she said it is inflammation of the hair follicle. The ointment she gave does not seem to work?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May need lightening: agent but need to see dermatologist for confirmation and topcials ...Read more
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