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I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

Non-prescription aid: If you are suffering from mono, your immune system is severely compromised. There are a host of bacterial or more likely, fungal infections potentially causing your mouth problems. See your dentist, who can prescribe an appropriate medication for the oral symptoms. You can also try an over-the-counter product, zilactin to ease your symptoms. Apply with a q-tip to the affected areas. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

Possible: The reoccurring mouth ulcer usually is the sign of interference of the body immune system. Same as mono, whether it is caused by virus or immune suppression from other reason. ...Read more

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Can mouth ulcers be from mono or EBV? Diagnosed 2 years ago&have never had an ulcer. I have 2 glasses of wine a week but have healthy diet otherwise

Mouth ulcers: These ulcers in the mouth can be caused by herpes Type I, and can be recurrent with other illness or just by itself. Wine can aggravate it due to its acidity, so best to avoid citrus, spicy and acidic foods when eating and drinking. You can get checked with labs for this and treated with Acyclovir (script) if indicated for each episode that occurs from your internist/GYN MD. It is unlikely Mono/EB ...Read more

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I have mono and it came with cold sores. I can't eat or drink anything, what can I do?

I have mono and it came with cold sores. I can't eat or drink anything, what can I do?

Avoid acidic foods: Alleviate the pain by avoiding spicy or acidic foods, applying ice, and using over-the-counter remedies that contain numbing agents such as phenol and menthol to reduce cracking and soften scabs. Abreva helps speed healing and minimize pain. Your doctor may prescribe zovirax, Famvir or valtrex (valacyclovir). These medications are more effective when started within the first 48 hours of the outbreak. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone ( ? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit. 100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir 100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir 90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2% 60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Yes: Crohn's disease can cause mouth sores similar to canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Crohn's disease can affect the digestive tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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Can euflexxa injections cause mouth sores?

Can euflexxa injections cause mouth sores?

Not commonly: Euflexxa, sodium hyaluronate, is commonly used as injections for osteoarthritis of the knee. It does not commonly cause mouth sores as a side effect. I would as your prescribing doctor if you have concerns or suspect you are developing sores with administration of the drug. It is possible to have an allergic reaction although it more commonly presents as an anaphylaxis as opposed to just sores. ...Read more

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What can mouth sores and boils be traced back to?

What can mouth sores and boils be traced back to?

Food reactions: Mouth sores are often related to subtle food reactions. Try to eliminate the most problematic foods (dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, soy...) all together or one at a time for 3-4 weeks and see if you see a change. Igg food tests can also help. Some people may also have nutritional deficincies like zinc (which can be tested) or may have an excess burden of toxins leading to immune imbalance. ...Read more

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Having multiple mouth sores after oral sex, what is it?

Having multiple mouth sores after oral sex, what is it?

Unable to diagnose: Correctly without an exam. Would recommend a consultation with your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more