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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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Mouth ulcers after oral sex ?

Mouth ulcers after oral sex
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Aphthous virus: Abrasion and different pressure in your mouth may activate the virus that causes aphthous ulcers. Also should check to make sure your boyfriend is not carrying herpes virus. Can try beefing up vits c and b12. ...Read more

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Blisters in the mouth throat after eating?

Blisters in the mouth throat after eating?

Locate type food: Carefull listing of foods that may cause this effect. Especially citric acids. ...Read more

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Day 3 of herpangina mouth sores when will the sores clear up ?

Day 3 of herpangina mouth sores when will the sores clear up ?

Herpangina: Typically the oral ulcers last about 7-10 days, but you're at the worst point at day 3. Herpangina is caused by the coxsackie virus and usually causes sores, or oral ulcers, in the back of the mouth, on the soft palate. Feel better! ...Read more

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Painless bumps in mouth after french kissing?

Painless bumps in mouth after french kissing?

Ouch!!: Those french are rascals! seriously, you might want to see a dentist who can prescribe meds to help heal the "bumps" and ease your pain. Stay away from french rascals! ...Read more

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How can cold sores and mouth ulcers be cured?

How can cold sores and mouth ulcers be cured?

They can't be cured: Both are caused by a virus that lives on nerves and are self limiting to about 14 days. There are treatments to shorten the duration of the outbreaks and limit the pain, but certain stimuli will cause these outbreaks to reoccur from time to time. ...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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Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after kissing guy with cold sores ?

Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after kissing guy with cold sores ?

Yes: Cold sores are transmitted from person to person by kissing. Mouth ulcers are caused by herpes simplex virus 1 which also causes cold sores. ...Read more

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Blisters on tung and in mouth. After operation, 4 days ago.?

Blisters on tung and in mouth. After operation, 4 days ago.?

Stress ulcers: Sometimes a procedures in the mouth can cause stress ulcers. Usually they resolve on their own in a week. If they do not resolve after 2 weeks please see your dentist. ...Read more

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Are canker sores inside mouth (gums, inner cheek) a form of HSV 1? Never had any blister-like cold sores outside on/around lips.

Canker sores?: Canker sores are ulcers of unknown origin. They may result from stress, citrus foods, irritation or trauma. They usually occur on the inside of the mouth and the tongue. Aphthous stomatitis (cold sores or fever blisters) are caused by the hsv-1 virus. They usually occur in clusters on the outside of the lips. Check with your dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment for pain. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has two sores inside her mouth on her gums, are they canker sores or mouth ulcers she's not sick or no fever is present.

My 3yr old has two sores inside her mouth on her gums, are they canker sores or mouth ulcers she's not sick or no fever is present.

Nonspecific sore: It is very likely that she has nonspecific mouth ulcer associated with viral illness. Canker sore is not common at this young age. ...Read more

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Can echinacea cause fever, sore throat, sores/ hives on mouth. finger, foot, and genitalia?

Can echinacea cause fever, sore throat, sores/  hives on mouth. finger, foot, and genitalia?

Not likely: But this plant is related to ragweed and may cause allergic reactions of various sorts. You probably have something else and need a DR. Echinacea is useless even when honestly dispensed. When commercial preparations are analyzed, they usually contain something other than labeled. Don't believe the rediculous claims by unscrupulous, ignorant people selling this to suckers. ...Read more

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How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Unlikely: You do need to see your physician to clarify your concerns. You need an evaluation to answer the question of why you have thrush. While you may get an HIV test, there are other things that need clarification. This may not be a major problem but it is best to check it out ...Read more

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How quickly following kissing can cold sores develop?

How quickly following kissing can cold sores develop?

Cold sore incubation: For hsv-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 days. Most people average about four days. ...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


Mouth Ulcers (Definition)

A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are ...Read more