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How to heal sore throat?

How to heal sore throat?

It depends: Many sore throats are viral and will go away without treatment. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day and eat ice cream or drink cold drinks for comfort. You can find some lozenges that will numb the throat but they will also numb the tongue, which some people don't like. If you also have a fever, headache, bad breath, or swollen glands in your neck, you should be checked. ...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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Sore throat, mouth ulcers, spots on roofof mouth, losing voice, sore to swallow but no fever?

Sore throat, mouth ulcers, spots on roofof mouth, losing voice, sore to swallow but no fever?

Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The main other thing to rule out is sexually transmitted disease. Steroids are sometimes used to help with the discomfort, and it might not hurt to be tested for strep throat. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcer has gone really sore! remedies?

Mouth ulcer has gone really sore! remedies?

Laser therapy: Some dentists use laser therapy to speed up healng of canker sores. A home remedy is mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with pepto bysmol ( 50/50) and swishing to reduce the pain and coat the sores. ...Read more

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Canker sores on tongue wont go away, help?

How long ?: Your post did not say. If the canker sores are present for more than 14 days, you need to see your physician to determine what the lesions are... They may not be canker sores. ...Read more

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What will heal a recurrent canker sore inside my lip?

What will heal a recurrent canker sore inside my lip?

Laser treatment: The biolase md laser can relieve the pain and speed the healing time of aphthous ulcers or canker sores. Many times a recurrent ulcer is caused by an irritation by something in this area. I would see your dentist to discuss the situation and to check if an irritant is present or something you are eating is causing the ulcer to reoccur. ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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When sunburned lips wont heal steroids?

When sunburned lips wont heal steroids?

See a doctor if...: your sunburned lips have not healed in 10 days. A burn that lasts longer than this (on the lips) is a serious injury and needs formal medical care. A good place to get information is your local burn center. You can find a list of verified burn centers at the American Burn Association website: http://www.ameriburn.org/verification_verifiedcenters.php ...Read more

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Canker sore like sores that are spreading fever swollen neck glands painful to eat, talk, swallow canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Canker sore like sores that are spreading
fever
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read more

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Swollen lip canker sore, ok to go out?

Swollen lip canker sore, ok to go out?

Yes: If you are comfortable with your appearance with the sore, it is fine. However, just to be sure that the sore is not harboring any contagious viruses, avoid touching the area, kissing, and sharing drinking glasses and utensils. Wash hands frequently too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent painful mouth canker sores?

How can I prevent painful mouth canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. You can use warm salt rinses directly on the sore to alleviate pain. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists can provide a prescription and antimicrobial mouth rinses to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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How do you heal the sore throat from sleeping with my mouth open?

How do you heal the sore throat from sleeping with my mouth open?

Dry throat : It may seem obvious, but moisturize your mouth and throat by drinking plenty of fluids. Biotene products are helpful over-the-counter products and there are a variety of things that can be used for dry mouth and dry throat. An important question is why are you mouth breathing? Is there a nasal congestion or nasal obstructive problem? You may want to see an ENT doctor to evaluate your airway. ...Read more

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How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

Wrong area: Canker sore does not occur in the back of the throat. Get a doctor to see what it might be and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Canker.Cold sore inside mouth, what to do?

Canker.Cold sore inside mouth, what to do?

Cols sore: Cold sores are caused by viruses and can last 7-10 days and be very painful. There are some over the counter cold sore meds that are effective. Check with your pharmacist. If they persist, your doctor can prescribe some topical medication or possibly an oral medication that will hasten the resolution of them. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

Jaw: I don't think that the jaw soreness is related to the canker sore. But, cankers can occur on any type of mucocutaneous tissue. ...Read more

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I have canker sores on my inside cheeks. How do I heal it? Does mouthwash works?

I have canker sores on my inside cheeks. How do I heal it? Does mouthwash works?

No mouthwash: These are self llimiting, & heal on there own. Warm salt water (only a pinch of salt) may be soothing, or coating them with a dab of milk of magnesia or using kenalog (triamcinolone) & orabase, but this is a rx. ...Read more

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How quickly does zilactin heal a cold sore?

How quickly does zilactin heal a cold sore?

It won't: It may moisten it, but won't cure it. Only perscription antiviral meds, topical and oral, can improve a true cold sore. And even then, the meds needs to be taken very early in the outbreak, within the first 24-48 hours to have much effect. Most cold sores last 10-14 days. Time is what is going to heal you. ...Read more

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My canker sores wont go?

My canker sores wont go?

Canker sores: Generally takes 7-14 days to completely resolve. How long has it been in your case? If more and/or you are concerned see your own dentists for a definitive diagnosis. Any lesion lasting more that 2 weeks needs to be examined as there are lots of other similar types of lesions that require treatment. Some can be quite serious, while others are not. Get it examined if they persist. ...Read more

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Help with painless cold sores that won't heal on hard palate? 2-3 weeks.

First question is: are these cold sores (due to the herpes virus) or aphthous ulcers. I would see a derm or ENT to get a correct diagnosis which also would give the correct treatment as they are not treated the same! And you need a work up to find out why they are lasting this long. Have you been under a lot of stress? ...Read more

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Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Usually not.: Pain is usually minimal, but patients have had more painful sore ulcers in the mouth. Aflare in herpes is also more likely in sle! see someone in rheumatology. ...Read more

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