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Can mouthwash help to kill mouth ulcers?

Can mouthwash help to kill mouth ulcers?

I agree with: Dr. Davantzis. As a matter of fact, some mouth washes may actually make the ulcers feel worse as well as not hastening their healing. Finally, there are many different types of mouth ulcers and they occur as a result of many different causes. It would be helpful to know for sure exactly what type you get. ...Read more

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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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Is there a corticosteroid mouthwash that can be prescribed for mouth ulcers? I tried gel, but the ulcer is too far back, it is behind my tongue.

Is there a corticosteroid mouthwash that can be prescribed for mouth ulcers? I tried gel, but the ulcer is too far back, it is behind my tongue.

Mouth ulcers: Are also known as canker sores can be very painful and are tough to heal. Unfortunately, there's no medication that eliminates canker sores or relieves the pain and corticosteroid is not an exception. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers- for 6 weeks now due to dry mouth from Venlor & Camcolit. Tried lots of ulcer gels, chlorhexadine mouthwash, nothing works. Suggestions?

Mouth ulcers- for 6 weeks now due to dry mouth from Venlor & Camcolit. Tried lots of ulcer gels, chlorhexadine mouthwash, nothing works. Suggestions?

See: See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon immediately. Ulcers should self heal in under 2 weeks. Important that you be examined. Yes, ther are other treatments available, but first you have to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 14yo son has chronic mouth ulcers (2yrs) and abnormal lab results. Has had 6 ulcers at one time, Magic Mouthwash clears it up, return upon stopping. Low IgM, Low Hemoglobin, MCV, MCH, MCHC, and Creatinine. Elevated RBC, RDW, and B12. W?

My 14yo son has chronic mouth ulcers (2yrs) and abnormal lab results. Has had 6 ulcers at one time, Magic Mouthwash clears it up, return upon stopping. Low IgM, Low Hemoglobin, MCV, MCH, MCHC, and Creatinine. Elevated RBC, RDW, and B12. W?

Mouth sores: Some kids get recurrent crops of mouth sores (apthous ulcers). If these happen frequently or if they interfere with oral intake, please discuss with your doctor. There are some unusual inflammatory diseases associated with mouth sores. ...Read more

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I have canker sores all over my mouth and I wanted to know if there is an over the counter mouthwash I could use because it's also on my tonsils.

I have canker sores all over my mouth and I wanted to know if there is an over the counter mouthwash I could use because it's also on my tonsils.

Canker sores: I understand your distress.
Canker sores are mouth ulcers which can happen due to
Mouth injury/irritation, deficiency of iron, folic acid, and other B vitamins, food irritation or stress.
Antibacterial mouthwash like Listerine mouth wash ay help.
Please see Oral surgeon because Canker sores are all over your mouth and tonsils for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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If my bf has hsv2 but no active sores and I performed oral sex on him am I at risk for genital herpes or oral herpes? Again he has never had an outbreak and I have no cuts on my mouth. Used mouthwash.

If my bf has hsv2 but no active sores and I performed oral sex on him am I at risk for genital herpes or oral herpes? Again he has never had an outbreak and I have no cuts on my mouth. Used mouthwash.

Theoretically: Herpes virus is shed primarily when lesions are active, but unfortunately it is possible to transmit the virus even when there is no obvious lesions present and thus you are at risk for contacting oral and vaginal infections when exposed. ...Read more

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The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but it hasn't helped. Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores, but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irritation. Do I see a doctor

The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but it hasn't helped. Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores, but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irritation. Do I see a doctor

Without: Without more information and a clinical examination it is impossible to diagnose the problem. Recommend the following:
1. Stop mouthwash and substitute salt water (1tsp per 8oz of water)
2. Evaluation by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
3. Possible biopsy of area. ...Read more

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The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but hasn't helped. Do I see a Doctor or Dentist Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irri

Agreed,: Agreed, discontinue the mouthwash. Do you recall of burning the roof of your mouth with something like pizza? Do you smoke?

In general any sores that do not resolve in about 10 days warrant seeing a professional to see what is going on. I am not sure if the mouthwash is making it worse or if something else is going on. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...Read more

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Why might someone keep getting mouth sores?

Why might someone keep getting mouth sores?

Frequent mouth sores: While the occasional minor mouth sore is a normal inconvenience, frequent mouth sores (especially several large ones at once) can be the sign of an auto-immune disease such as Chron's Disease. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone (? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit.

100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir
100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir
90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2%
60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read more

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Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Usually not.: Pain is usually minimal, but patients have had more painful sore ulcers in the mouth. Aflare in herpes is also more likely in sle! See someone in rheumatology. ...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?

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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How can mouth sores on ur gums form?

Mouth sores: There are several different types of mouth sores. Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and cold sores are the most common. Some are due to a viral infection, some from irritation or trauma.
Other sores may be due to chronic gum disease, systemic infections, smoking/chewing tobacco, oral cancer.
If you have a sore that has not healed within 10 days, have it checked asap by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...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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What do I do to get rid of mouth sores?

What do I do to get rid of mouth sores?

Colgate Orabase: With Benzocaine will "numb" the area and protect it too. Apply with a clean finger or q-tip.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
If you get canker sores frequently, try using a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) such as fluoridex without sls.

See your dentist too. As they can use a laser to speed up healing. ...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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What are some ways to get rid of mouth sores?

What are some ways to get rid of mouth sores?

Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine.. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more

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Are mouth sores early or late symptoms of HIV?

Are mouth sores early or late symptoms of HIV?

Both: Sores in the mouth are one of the main signs of initial HIV infection, along with flu-like symptoms (body aches, fever, cough, etc). But they also occur further along in the illness when the immune system becomes more suppressed. ...Read more

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How to help 12 month old daughter with mouth sores?

How to help 12 month old daughter with mouth sores?

Ibuprofen & fluids: If she is not allergic to Ibuprofen I would give her doses every 6-8 hrs and keep her hydrated with cold fluids. Do not worry about eating. If she is drinking about 1-1.5 oz per hr she should be good. If you are concerned take her to her doctor. ...Read more

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Could I still get lasik if I have recurring mouth sores?

Could I still get lasik if I have recurring mouth sores?

Maybe: Suggest a dental visit to determine cause and treatment for oral sores. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of mouth sores?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mouth sores?

From what?: There are different kinds of mouth sores, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to other dental or medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatment. It's best in these cases to see a dentist who can diagnose it and then give you the best\proper advice. ...Read more

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Day 3 of herpangina mouth sores when will the sores clear up?

Day 3 of herpangina mouth sores when will the sores clear up?

Herpangina: Typically the oral ulcers last about 7-10 days, but you're at the worst point at day 3. Herpangina is caused by the coxsackie virus and usually causes sores, or oral ulcers, in the back of the mouth, on the soft palate. Feel better! ...Read more

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Does gargling with hot salt water really help mouth sores and pain?

Does gargling with hot salt water really help mouth sores and pain?

Why hot water?: I've never heard the "hot" part, but gargling with salt water does draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less. It also loosens thick mucus, which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi from the throat. It's a temporary fix, since it does nothing to remove the cause (whatever that is), but it will make you feel better for a while. ...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