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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.

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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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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Lots of cold sores inside mouth on cheeks. One in outside corner of my mouth. Really painful. What can this be and how can I get relief?

Lots of cold sores inside mouth on cheeks. One in outside corner of my mouth. Really painful. What can this be and how can I get relief?

Aphthous stomatitis : You are describing a classic case of aphthous stomatitis .Please get a checkup asap to check on your immune system .. This situation could be associated with systemic condition . They come and go in episodes manner . Physical checkup and done blood work will get you the proper diagnosis . Mean while get some pain relief medicine .. ...Read more

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Painful caved in mouth sores on my tongue and cheek discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Painful caved in mouth  sores on my tongue and cheek  discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Many possibilities: Oral Herpes, Oral Candida(Fungal) infection Vitmin Deficiency ( like Vit C def) Aphthous Ulcer ( sometimes cyclical with Menstrual period) are a few of the possibilities In short you need to be examined. This cannot be diagnosed without proper exam. ...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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I have painful mouth sores on my tongue and inside cheeks. Sometimes have a small white/yellow bubble and are always red. Low iron and b12.

I have painful mouth sores on my tongue and inside cheeks. Sometimes have a small white/yellow bubble and are always red. Low iron and b12.

Probably not main ca: The probable cause is probably viral. They could be caused by stress and therefore b 12 may help. See your dentist if there over 5 days. They may resolve on there own and stay away from acidic juices and foods. ...Read more

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My whole cheek is covered with mouth ulcers. Is there any pain relief?

My whole cheek is covered with mouth ulcers. Is there any pain relief?

Yes: What to do depends on what has caused the ulcers. You may want to ask your doctor about "magic mouthwash" with viscous Lidocaine for topical relief. If the sores are viral, then you may also need an antiviral medication as well. ...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