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I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

Ulcer in mouth: Keep in mind that any non healing ulcer in the mouth should be examined and possibly biopsied to rule out a malignancy (like cancer) particularly if you smoke/drink alcohol. ...Read more

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 suffer from mouth sores very frequently. At the moment I have sores on the inner side of lips and on inner side of teeth?

I suffer from mouth sores very frequently. At the moment I have sores on the inner side of lips and on inner side of teeth?

Oral ulcers: Small painful ulcers inside the mouth often are aphthous stomatitis (canker sores) or herpes, but there is a long list of conditions that have oral ulcers. Some of these conditions have both oral ulcers and genital ulcers. This needs a workup including herpes cultures, levels of iron, vitamins particular b6 and b12, folic acid, and a thorough history and physical exam to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

Mouth sores: Painful mouth sores, that look similar to canker sores, are the most common sign of Behcet's disease. The management is to control temporary flares in pain and inflammation. The good news is you may not need to take medication between flares. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth pain. The following also describe me: Mouth sores, Lip swelling, and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. What should I do?

I am experiencing mouth pain. The following also describe me: Mouth sores, Lip swelling, and Painful cracks at the corners of mouth. What should I do?

See doctor: If this has been present for a few days, it is likely from canker sores which will heal in about a week. If this is a chronic problem, you will need to see your doctor to find out. Have you had your teeth and gum cleaned by a dental hygienist lately? Do you brush and floss your teeth (although there is controversy over flossing) regularly? ...Read more

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I have a sore on my inner lip, and it looks a lot like the HIV mouth sores that I've seen before. I've been super worried all day about it! ?

I have a sore on my inner lip, and it looks a lot like the HIV mouth sores that I've seen before. I've been super worried all day about it! ?

Suspicious sore?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the sore in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious sore that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. In the meantime, quit smoking. ...Read more

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I've a habit of biting inside of my mouth near my lower lip I always get sores that bleed and turn white it causes pain in my jaw bone area on one side?

I've a habit of biting inside of my mouth near my lower lip I always get sores that bleed and turn white it causes pain in my jaw bone area on one side?

Oral habits: We can't control patient habits such as nail biting, cheek biting, or other destructive habits. Only you can control the habits and feel better. Being aware of the habit as you are is the first step. The next step involves determination and will on your part. Try replacing this habit with other thoughts or actions which are constructive instead of destructive. Get help if needed from family or MD ...Read more

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Had fever, headaches, chills, runny nose, cold sore, and lip sore all together. Worried about the mouth sores as I never get them. What could this be?

Had fever, headaches, chills, runny nose, cold sore, and lip sore all together. Worried about the mouth sores as I never get them. What could this be?

Seasonal Flu: Stay hydrated, get enough rest and and use OTC decongestants. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing mouth sores.

My Son is experiencing mouth sores.

It happens: To get the most from this site you provide background information on the problem and ask a related question. The docs on the site donate their time, any fees just maintain the site. Your simple statement does not provide background or ask a recognizable question. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are not linked and go out at random to the site. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby has terrible mouth sores?

What to do if my hubby has terrible mouth sores?

Get seen: This is lupus, Behcet's, or agranulocytosis until proved otherwise. If it's herpangina, it will self-cure. If it's pemphigus, it's a long-term management problem. There are several other possibilities. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What helps relieve mouth sores?

Need expert advice. What helps relieve mouth sores?

Depends: You need to visit a dentist to diagnose the type of mouth sore since there are several. Once diagnosed, treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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My baby stopped eating since he developed mouth sores, how should I treat them?

My baby stopped eating since he developed mouth sores, how should I treat them?

Orajel,: Any of the Benzocaine containing products will help numb the mouth so the baby can feed. ...Read more

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Can mouth sores come from adipex?

Can mouth sores come from adipex?

NO: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (ras) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. A positive family history of similar ulcers is common, and the natural history is typically of resolution in the third decade. Not related to adipex. ...Read more

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What to do for canker mouth sores?

Tincture of time...: There's a saying about canker sores: they heal in 7 days if treated, and one week if you don't. The primary focus is pain management. Over the counter topical anesthetic products, available over the counter at your local pharmacy, will help. Frequent or particularly severe bouts of oral ulceration should be formally assessed by your dentist to rule out more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed cause mouth sores?

Could smoking weed cause mouth sores?

Possibly: I wouldn't rule it out. The heat, drying, and smoke irritation may be enough to cause sores in your case. ...Read more

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Can mouth sores come from taking adipex?

Can mouth sores come from taking adipex?

Yes & no: A common side effect is dry mouth and unpleasant tastes. The dry mouth may lead to aphthous ulcers in susceptible patients. It doesn't directly cause the lesions in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mouth sores?

What is the best treatment for mouth sores?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c can help as can otc products with topical anesthetics such as benzocaine. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for mouth sores?

What are the best treatments for mouth sores?

Depends on the sore.: There are several different treatment possibilities, depending on the type of sore. It is best to have this examined by your dentist and have them determine what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Can liver damage cause mouth sores?

Can liver damage cause mouth sores?

Cause is not known: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Best way to treat mouth sores/ulcers?

Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis or ulcers (canker sores) is the most common cause of mouth ulcers, especially if they recur from time to time, last a week or so, and no other symptoms at the same time, like fever or skin rash. The best treatment a steroid cream (e.g. triamcinolone) of the type intended for use in the mouth. Get personal advice and perhaps a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Long term cough and mouth sores and chest pain?

Long term cough and mouth sores and chest pain?

Long term: Long term issues such as you describe, especially at your age require you to see a physician right away for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Make an appointment today! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of mouth sores from hot pizza?

How do you get rid of mouth sores from hot pizza?

Wait...: If you mean blisters on the roof of your mouth, they should be gone in a couple days. ...Read more

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What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out...

Chuck. ...Read more

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Why do I always get mouth sores on my palette, gums and cheeks?

Why do I always get mouth sores on my palette, gums and cheeks?

Mouth sores: Some mouth sores (canker sores/aphthous ulcers) have no definitive cause. They may result from stress, irritation or injury, allergies.
Some mouth sores are the result of viral infections.
If you have chronic mouth sores you should have them examined by your dentist, especially if they last longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Can stress and smoking and also not eating and drinking cause mouth sores.

Can stress and smoking and also not eating and drinking cause mouth sores.

Mouth or lip: Sores may be indication of a viral infection. Stress and not eating or taking care of yourself can certainly put you at risk for viral illnesses/infections ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one.

Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one.

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease and can affect the mucus membranes of the mouth. Treatment usually involves steroids and making sure there is not something that is being put in the mouth that causes a reaction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use orajel for mouth sores even though its says that it is for toothaches?

Is it safe to use orajel for mouth sores even though its says that it is for toothaches?

Mouth sores: The main ingredient is orajel is benzocaine, which is a mild topical anesthetic. Orajel could provide temporary relief, however, it will not cure the mouth sores. I would suggest seeing your dentist or primary health care provider to help narrow down the cause of these mouth sores. ...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


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