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Mouthwash For Mouth Sores
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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 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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Maybe: Suggest a dental visit to determine cause and treatment for oral sores. ...Read more
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
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 (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