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What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, ...Read more


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What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

Inflamed tongue: Many types with different causes. Herpes not a common cause. See a dermatologist for best chance at accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

HSV incubation : Someone who has been exposed to herpes simplex virus may notice tingling and/or pain about 2 to 20 days after being infected with the virus. The blisters usually appear 1-2 days afterward. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stomatitis?

What is the treatment for stomatitis?

Aphthasol (amlexanox): There are a variety of treatments, but Aphthasol (amlexanox) is one of the most commonly prescribed. It works as an antiallergic and antiinflammatory. However, sometimes avoiding the triggers can help just as much as the treatments. I am interpreting this to be aphthous stomatitis, but there are other forms of stomatitis. ...Read more

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What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

Tissue inflamation: Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat, and roof or floor of the mouth. This can be caused by conditions in the mouth itself, such as poor oral hygiene, dietary protein deficiency, poorly fitted dentures, or from mouth burns from hot food or drinks, toxic plants and intrinsic factors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stomatitis?

Inflamed mouth: Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, and many other causes. ...Read more

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpetic stomatitis: Herpetic stomatitis (herpetic gingivostomatitis) is a viral infection that causes ulcers on the lips and in the mouth. It usually runs it's course in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist for medication to put on the ulcers to allow eating more comfortably ( a bland diet is helpful), and for medication for pain (usually ibuprofen). ...Read more

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