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Mouth Ulcers And Cold Sores Can You Have Both At The Same Time
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
I am getting mouth ulcers/cold sores constantly for a few days at a time as well as a little genital irritation. What are the chances of an std?
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. Warm salt water rinses can comfort.See 1 more doctor answer
No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily.See 1 more doctor answer
No cure: Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals. Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval.See 1 more doctor answer
Can be the same: A cold sore is a specific type of ulcer that occurs on or around the lips but can be seen sometimes in the mouth. It is caused by the herpes virus. A mouth ulcer is just a generic term and could be a multitude of different diseases (cancer, herpes, apthous, etc).See 1 more doctor answer
I have mouth ulcers almost every month & it's the 1st time I've had 2 at the same time. However I noticed a 3rd one forming near the biggest. Worrying?
Talk with your doc: Monthly mouth ulcer is frequent. .. And now you're getting more of them during an episode. Please talk with your doc about how to make them go away faster and how to prevent them. Depending on what's causing them, there may be medicine you can take to prevent them from happening. Also strong well being choices [eating right, exercising, good rest] can help too! Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?
I have a problem of mouth ulcers which is frequently occuring. This time it was complicated with 5-6 sours in toung nd mouth even I had b complextabs?
Avoid acids: You must stop drinking and eating acidic foods and drinks. Stay away from coffee, tea, soda tomatoes tomato sauce oranges and orange juice and other similar foods and drinks. Try taking an ounce of mylanta liquid using this to swish around in your mouth after each meal and before bed. Often saliva can be acidic and lead to ulcers.See 1 more doctor answer
A virus: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. You might have a vitamin deficiency. Check with your primary care.
2 types: Typical mouth ulcers are caused by viruses and are generally 2 types: herpes or aphthous. They both last about 10 - 14 days. Aphthous ulcers are found on the loose, moving tissue in the mouth -- inside lips, under tongue, near cheek folds. Herpes are on firm tissue -- gums around teeth and roof of mouth. Herpes is very communicable and you can pass it along to other areas of the body (eyes, esp.).See 1 more doctor answer
Stress & mouth sores: The reason stress can cause mouth sores is that stress can cause a decrease in your immune system. This in turn can cause different types of problems like apthous ulcers, or stress ulcers to arise in your mouth. Other lesions like herpes simplex, or canker sores on the lips also will arise because the virus causing the lesion is left unchecked by the decrease in the immune system.See 4 more doctor answers
Mouth Ulcers: Mouth ulcers are painful, They are sometimes also known as canker sores. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. They are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist for exam.
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
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