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Mouth ulcers and cold sores. Can you have both at the same time?

Mouth ulcers and cold sores. Can you have both at the same time?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus 1 which causes cold sores often will cause ulcers on the gums and tongue. The ulcers can be painful. There are other causes of mouth ulcers including the hand, foot and mouth virus and aphthous ulcers. There are rare causes of mouth ulcers as well. ...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


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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?

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?

Canker Sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your doctor. ...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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What is a good way to cure cold sores and mouth ulcers?

What is a good way to cure cold sores and mouth ulcers?

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. ...Read more

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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

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. ...Read more

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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers that show up every 3-4 months?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mouth ulcers and colds sores?

What is the difference between mouth ulcers and colds sores?

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). ...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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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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Herpes simplex: Over 85% of the population has been infected with HSV and can reactivate at any time. Do not know if that is what you actually have, but if you have no risk factors (unprotected sex, sharing needles, etc.) HIV and other STDs should not be a concern. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Apthous Ulcers-HSV1?: You may have an overgrowth of hsv1 (herpes simplex virus-1) which causes cold sores and apthous ulcers often. Have your dr. Check your levels and there are some anti-viral medications that can help the problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What is the best way to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Canker Sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The cause is not known. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist for exam. ...Read more

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I always get canker sores\mouth ulcers. What is the cause of this?

I always get canker sores\mouth ulcers. What is the cause of this?

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. ...Read more

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Are my mouth ulcers always canker sores or can they be something else?

Are my mouth ulcers always canker sores or can they be something else?

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.). ...Read more

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My mouth ulcers return frequently. One after another. I also feel asleep over day time.

My mouth ulcers return frequently. One after another. I also feel asleep over day time.

See a dentist: Several causes for mouth ulcers. Allergies, vitamin deficiencies, immune system, infections, hormonal so it is best to see a dentist and get checked out and find the cause. ...Read more

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How can canker sores or mouth ulcers be caused by stress?

How can canker sores or mouth ulcers be caused by stress?

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. ...Read more

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For what length of time do mouth ulcers take to heal?

For what length of time do mouth ulcers take to heal?

Variable: An ulceration is by definition a break in the surface epithelium. There are a variety of causes for why it may occur; however, in general the ulcer should resolve within two weeks. Any lesion present in the mouth for longer than two weeks should be evaluated for potential biopsy. ...Read more

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Can being tired bring on the cold and mouth ulcers?

Yes.: Cancer sores (aphthous ulcers), and even oral herpes (cold sores) can be brought on by stress and lack of sleep. A good reason to exercise, meditate, and get those zzz's! ...Read more

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How person know that he have open sores n mouth ulcers in mouth any symptoms or pain??

How person know that he have open sores n mouth ulcers in mouth any symptoms or pain??

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. ...Read more

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What's the cause of recurrent mouth ulcers? Sometimes one after another for a few months. Could be one or a few at a time. Sometimes no ulcers.

What's the cause of recurrent mouth ulcers? Sometimes one after another for a few months. Could be one or a few at a time. Sometimes no ulcers.

Several possibilities: Frequent, recurrent mouth ulcers can be a sign of Crohn's Disease. A gastroenterologist should be able to confirm or deny this diagnosis. An allergic reaction to certain foods and/or chemicals in your toothpaste can cause this for some people as well. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Pattern?: Canker sores usually are triggered by something that you do. Keep track of what common things that you eat or do just before the canker sore appears. The trigger can activate a virus that displays itself as the canker sore. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly?

What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

See your dentist: If they occur frequently, see your dentist who can use a laser to speed up healing.
If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect and slightly "numb" the area (only use if NT allergic to any of its ingredients).
Also: use a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (read the ingredient listing). ...Read more

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What causes mouth ulcers all the time?

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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I have mouth ulcers from time to time. What might be the problem : (?

Autoimmune: Though some oral sores can be viral like herpetic lesion, intraoral and extraoral. Most lesions are not. I would think these lesion may be autoimmune in nature. Like lichen planis or a common canker sore. Inflammatory and intestinal lining (skin) can be a responsive occurrence. These can be triggered like some oral skin affliction. You may be prone to different types of sores. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you cure mouth ulcers, and why does it happen to me at times?

How do you cure mouth ulcers, and why does it happen to me at times?

Ulcer causes: Mouth ulcers come in a variety of different entities, and the causes are not always the same. It is important to have an ulcer examined by your dentist, or referred if need be, because there are too many different causes for anyone to diagnose it without an exam. If an ulcer reoccurs, that's a good reason to have it checked. ...Read more

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I have been getting mouth ulcers and sores, what could be causing it?

I have been getting mouth ulcers and sores, what could be causing it?

Dental eval can help: It is not possible to give you an. Answer with the info given. Mouth ulcers can be caused by virus, allergies, trauma, autoimmune disorders, among other things. Have you changed toothpaste or mouthwash brands? Ate anything different? New medication? Fever? Your dentist can help figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I get mouth ulcers all the time. It stays for a few days and then disappears. What is the prevention and treatment for it? It gets very painful.

I get mouth ulcers all the time. It stays for a few days and then disappears. What is the prevention and treatment for it? It gets very painful.

Mouth ulcers: This question is best answered by a personal evaluation by your dentist and physician in order to determine the specific types of ulcers you get and your complete dental and medical history. There is not a simple answer to your question that can be attained by internet research or even posing that question on this website. ...Read more

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I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure? What causes them? How do I make them go away?

I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure? What causes them? How do I make them go away?

Exam: You really can't know for sure but a doctor or dentist can usually tell by looking at it. This should resolve in a few days but may last a little longer. It's probably best just to wait for it to resolve on it's own. I know it's miserable but there isn't any treatment to make it resolve sooner. ...Read more

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I have a sensitive mouth? I had mouth ulcers during the time I had flu and find my pallet and gums to be healed, but sensitive like the ulcers did

I have a sensitive mouth? I had mouth ulcers during the time I had flu and find my pallet and gums to be healed, but sensitive like the ulcers did

Probably root sens: Probably roots of teeth are sensitive rather than gums which more likely would feel tender not sensitive to cold, sweets, acid like a tooth. Probable causes are - acid from your stomach from vomit or just escape of stomach gas without actually vomiting and also when you feel sick you are tired and typically do not take the best care of your teeth and eat healthy. ...Read more

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I'm 31 year old, woman, married for11 years, mom of 2.I'm suffering from mouth ulcers for 6 years and have approx10 ulcers in mouth &tongue at times. Help?

I'm 31 year old, woman, married for11 years, mom of 2.I'm suffering from mouth ulcers for 6 years and have approx10 ulcers in mouth &tongue at times. Help?

Couple possibilites: Chronic ulcers in the mouth can be due to a few different reasons, it would depend on size, location, duration, and environmental factors. Regardless of the cause, whether auto-immune, viral, or traumatic, there are medications that can be prescribed to help alleviate the pain and lessen the severity of the episode or flare up. I would see a dentist for a diagnosis, to see if anything can be done. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mouth ulcer or cold sore on the back of my lip?

What's the difference between mouth ulcer or cold sore on the back of my lip?

Lip bubble: A raised area on the inside of your lip that is clear looking and bubble like is most commonly an obstructed minor saliva gland duct. This occurs from food abrasion and eating trauma to the lip. When crushed the duct can no longer release fluid to the mouth. The fluid backs up and creates the bubble appearance. If small no treatment is needed. Larger ones, 4mm, or more do. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mouth ulcer, canker sore, cold sore, and stress sore?

What is the difference between mouth ulcer, canker sore, cold sore, and stress sore?

Mouth sores: All of these types are related to the fact that viruses are present at all times and when the patient is susceptible, i.e., tired, under stress, not eating well, etc, the ulcer appears. Antiviral drugs may helpful but they need to be taken at the first symptoms, abreva is an oct medication that can be purchased and applied with q-tip to the affected lip area. See your dentist if needed. ...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.

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

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