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What causes mouth ulcers and how to you stop getting them?

What causes mouth ulcers and how to you stop getting them?

Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers can be caused and/or triggered by different things, including infections, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions, nutritional deficiencies, and stress. The most common kinds are canker sores (aphthous stomatitis), the cause of which is not known, and cold sores caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus. You should be evaluated by your doctor and treated accordingly. ...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


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I went to the orthodontist and the glue they put caused burning and mouth ulcers. Does this mean I am allergic?

I went to the orthodontist and the glue they put caused burning and mouth ulcers. Does this mean I am allergic?

Doubtful: If anything you may be extremely sensitive to the very slightly acidic (like vinegar) material used to help prepare your teeth for braces placement. May also be herpes outbreak caused by the manipulation required to place your braces. Go back to your Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist for reevaluation and treatment to help you feel better. ...Read more

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How do you treat mouth ulcers?

How do you treat mouth ulcers?

Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress:
1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and
2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about risk of using lidocaine for treating mouth ulcers?

Can you tell me about risk of using lidocaine for treating mouth ulcers?

Canker Sores, none: Canker Sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Lidocaine is safe, but it will not cure them, but it takes away some of the discomfort. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC treatment for mouth ulcers?

What is a good OTC treatment for mouth ulcers?

Ain't none, missy: Y'all got to use acyclovir. Cheap & real good of ridding the homestead of them yellow bellied vermin. You betcha!
seriously, be good and kind to your body. ...Read more

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I got mouth ulcers. What's the best treatment for this?

I got mouth ulcers. What's the best treatment for this?

Find the cause first: If you have several mouth ulcers at once you may want to see a dentist to determine if there is a cause that can be determined such as a food, drug, or toothpaste allergy. If no cause is evident then the ulcers are most likely caused by an autoimmune response to stress or specific foods and can be treated with topical steroids. These will also get better on their own within a week or two. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure mouth ulcers quickly?

Is it possible to cure mouth ulcers quickly?

See a Dentist: See a dentist who has a laser and they can treat your ulcer. If you rinse with salt water, after a period of approximately 10 days most ulcers heal.
Your dentist may apply a topical medicament for temporary relief. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of mouth ulcers?

How do I get rid of mouth ulcers?

Depends on the cause: Mouth ulcers can be caused by many different things, including infections and autoimmune diseases. The most common causes are aphthous ulcers and type 1 herpes. You should be evaluated by your doctor and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers?

Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers?

Yes: As is the case with other sulfonamide drugs, sulfasalazine can sometimes evoke a reaction known as "erythema multiforme", which can cause mouth ulcers and characteristic skin rash. If you experience this reaction, you should discontinue the medication and contact your prescribing medical doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Neurorubine-forte tablet is to prevent mouth ulcers? Always I have problem with this. Ow to prevent this?

Neurorubine-forte tablet is to prevent mouth ulcers? Always I have problem with this. Ow to prevent this?

Mouth: Great question and tough problem Look for the cause first.? b12, thyroid, thiamine, dental source, dryness, stress. See your doctor first. Sometimes we have people see an infectious disease doctor as well ...Read more

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Doctors, at least once in a mouth I am suffering from mouth ulcers. How can I avoid mouth ulcer a?

Can't avoid well: Recurrent mouth ulcers are most likely recurrent aphthous ulcers. If so, this is caused by your body's immune system and any kind of stress will cause them to manifest. My advice is to get a topical steroid with or without topical anesthetic to minimize the impact and duration of the ulcers. Get an official diagnosis by seeing a dentist first to confirm. ...Read more

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Whenever my wife eats, she gets an upset stomach and diarrhea. She always has mouth ulcers too. Why?

Whenever my wife eats, she gets an upset stomach and diarrhea. She always has mouth ulcers too. Why?

Recommendation: I recommend that she see either her primary care physician or gastroenterologist, along with a dentist in order to diagnose the cause of her symptoms. ...Read more

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I very often get mouth ulcers and after taking medicines also they stay for 3-4days, suggest me some good cure....Thanks?

I very often get mouth ulcers and after taking medicines also they stay for 3-4days, suggest me some good cure....Thanks?

Prevention is key: Mouth ulcers can be minimized or prevented altogether by keeping the ph of your mouth neutral and slightly basic. I routinely recommend biotene saliva substitute and mouth rinse for my patients that get mouth ulcers from medications, and it works extremely well. In severe situations, it may be necessary to have your dentist prescribe a steroid elixir for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have three mouth ulcers and one is under my tongue, how do I get rid of them?

What to do if I have three mouth ulcers and one is under my tongue, how do I get rid of them?

Mouth ulcers: There are different types of mouth ulcers such as traumatic, aphthous ulcers (canker sores), as well as from numerous medically related origins. Most will heal within 10 days on their own. For more specific information and suggestions for prevention and pain relief, you would have to see your local dentist. ...Read more

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How to cure mouth ulcers?

How to cure mouth ulcers?

That depends: Are we talking one isolated ulcer or several at the same time? If one isolated ulcer, then let it heal on its own in 10-14 days. Stay away from acidic and spicy foods. If multiple small ulcers, this could be signs of a viral infection. If multiple large ulcers this could be signs of Chron's disease. If it is either of the last two, this needs checked out by your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more