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I've had one big ulcer near my throat for over a week. When should I start worrying? Hurts like a mofo.

I've had one big ulcer near my throat for over a week. When should I start worrying? Hurts like a mofo.

Now: You should get seen to see why you have a large ulcer there. Certain conditions like herpes can cause oral ulcers there and can be treated with medications to lessen the pain and speed healing. ...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


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What are the best treatments for a big throat ulcer?

What are the best treatments for a big throat ulcer?

Consult with ENT: You must be under the care of an ear nose ; throat specialist. That ulcer could be due to many kinds of infectious organisms. Cultures should be done to identify the cause. Also what looks like an ulcer could also be the beginning of a cancer and that also has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Have strep and have been taking meds for 4days. Feel much better, but I have 2 large painful white spots at the back of my throat. Maybe ulcers? Help?

Probably ulcers: As the infection resolves these ulcers should clear up. If still present in 2-3 weeks have them checked. ...Read more

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I am very sore on the sides of my tongue, have a large ulcer on the inside of my bottom lip and the back of my tongue/throat. What could this be?

I am very sore on the sides of my tongue, have a large ulcer on the inside of my bottom lip and the back of my tongue/throat. What could this be?

Apthous ulcers?: If multiple ulers are there it could be from apthous stomatitis . Behcet's disease is a condition with multiple oral ulcers but also need to r/o other condititons like herpetic gingivostomatitis , drug induced ulcers .Also a condition called vincent's angina caused by a bacteria can cause oral ulcers, blistering conditions like pemphigus. Occly.Gonococcal infn, vasculitic condnslike lupus can lead. ...Read more

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Tonsil ulcer keeps coming back in the same spot. this tonsil is a little larger than the other..also tiny neck masses?

Tonsil ulcer keeps coming back in the same spot. this tonsil is a little larger than the other..also tiny neck masses?

Need to be seen: What you are describing is concerning and needs to be evaluated by a DR. Call and get an apt to be seen. ...Read more

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My glands in my neck have been larger for the past month and I had some ulcers on my tongue. I had no other symptoms. Is this allergies?

My glands in my neck have been larger for the past month and I had some ulcers on my tongue. I had no other symptoms. Is this allergies?

Time for doctor: I doubt it is just allergies, but to find out you need an exam by a doctor. The ulcers will need a look and maybe a piece taken for a microscopic examination. ...Read more

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How can I treat a throat ulcer?

How can I treat a throat ulcer?

ENT Eval: Must be seen to determine if ulceration is due to trauma, infection, or malignancy like cancer with can be ruled out by simple biopsy (if needed). Better to be safe than sorry. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Wat could i eat with throat ulcers?

Wat could i eat with throat ulcers?

Soup: Yogurt milk buttermilk anything that doesnot hurt! get treated what is the cause? Candida, mono, ? Strept, infection! ...Read more

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What can you do about ulcers on the throat?

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What can you do about ulcers on the throat?

Throat ulcers: Gargle with salt water, reduce stress and with adequate sleep of 8 hours per night, ibuprofen for pain. See your primary care doctor for examination. ...Read more

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What causes a throat ulcer to go away quickly?

What causes a throat ulcer to go away quickly?

Mouth uclers: I agree with salt water gargle therapy entirely. Another thing that has served me well is magic mouth wash - 5 cc of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (liquid) + 5 cc of maalox + 5 of viscous Lidocaine + 1 table spoon of water. Mix it, swish and spit. Do it as needed. ...Read more

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Ulcer in the top part of throat. What can I do?

Ulcer in the top part of throat. What can I do?

Throat Ulcers: A persistent ulcer anywhere(more than 5 days) needs professional consultation. It could be anything. The md, oral surgeon/dds will rx something appropriate or start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I present a speech if I have painful ulcers around throat?

How do I present a speech if I have painful ulcers around throat?

Speech disability: An oral surgeon ENT needs to evaluate your ulcers. They can rx a mouth rinse that is a temporary fix. Dental elixir 123/ miracle mouth rinse, is a formulation of benadry/ vicous lidocaine/ and malox. It only numbs the throat .Nothing else. Good luck with the speech. ...Read more

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I keep getting ulcers at the back of my throat, what could be wrong?

Examination: Throast ulcers can be due to a variety of disorders. Some benign, some life threatening. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Ive had, what seems to be an ulcer sitting at the back of my throat for over a week now. What should I do?

Ive had, what seems to be an ulcer sitting at the back of my throat for over a week now. What should I do?

Aphthous ulcer: Aphthous ulcers(canker sore) are the most common cause of ulcers seen in the mouth area. The exact cause is unknown but they are not infectious or contagious. Some of the contributing factors are stress, genetics, injury to mouth, changes in hormone levels. Oragel is OTC gel for pain relief. Triamcinolone in Orabase is an Rx that can speed healing see: http://bit.ly/1ySZhAy ...Read more

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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more