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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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If you have been diagnosis with thrush, will the mouth ulcer and burning pain go away when thrush is treated? Left untreated will it get worse? Ulcer hurts.

If you have been diagnosis with thrush, will the mouth ulcer and burning pain go away when thrush is treated? Left untreated will it get worse? Ulcer hurts.

Thrush: Thrush will go away with antibiotics that treat candidiasis or yeast. Symptoms improve within 48 hours. The symptoms can linger in immune compromised patients. Maintain good oral hygiene, stop smoking, limit yeast containing foods and sugar. Untreated the mouth pain and swallowing becomes very painful and patients struggle to eat and drink enough in the daily diet. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer and small duodenal erosion had oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer and small duodenal erosion had oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Yes, if symptamatic: Your oral thrush most likely is unrelated to your peptic ulcer, you are on treatment for a year. Yes you should have endoscopy to make sure ulcer healed. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Not always: Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers. For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers without a good clinical examination. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers after oral sex?

Mouth ulcers after oral sex?

Aphthous virus: Abrasion and different pressure in your mouth may activate the virus that causes aphthous ulcers. Also should check to make sure your boyfriend is not carrying herpes virus. Can try beefing up vits c and b12. ...Read more

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How can I stop my mouth ulcers from hurting? Any numbing gels or oral medicines?

How can I stop my mouth ulcers from hurting? Any numbing gels or oral medicines?

Hurting mouth ulcers: You can get orabase ointment at your pharmacy without a prescription. It functions as an oral bandage. It is usually best to apply it to the ulcer before eating.

Mouth ulcers usually run their course in 7-10 days. If you have multiple chronic ulcers, or they last longer than a week, you should check with your dentist or physician. They might be a response to a systemic infection. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of mouth ulcers and oral cancer differ?

How do the symptoms of mouth ulcers and oral cancer differ?

Duration: Almost any kind of ulcer or trauma in the mouth will heal within a few weeks, but oral cancer will not just go away. If you have an area that won't heal, don't assume that it's cancer, it probably isn't, but do not ignore it either. Have your dentist evaluate the area to see if further investigation is needed. ...Read more

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I always have mouth ulcers after performing oral sex on my bf. Usually lasts 10 days. What can be the cause of this?

I always have mouth ulcers after performing oral sex on my bf. Usually lasts 10 days. What can be the cause of this?

Aphthous ulcers: Mouth ulcers are precipitated by a few different causes. They can arise from stress, trauma or of a viral nature. As long as they resolve in 7-10 days they should be considered benign. The fact that they appear consistently after the activity described should encourage you to look for an underlying cause and consult with your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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I'm having oral ulcers, I often have them during my exams or when I'm in stress. I need advise on how to get of these mouth ulcers.

I'm having oral ulcers, I often have them during my exams or when I'm in stress. I need advise on how to get of these mouth ulcers.

Mouth ulcers: If you're talking about herpetic ulcers, my colleagues' suggestions of Acyclovir and lysine may be helpful. For apthous ulcers (aka canker sores), swishing with salt water may help -- also chewing dgl tablets, and sucking slippery elm lozenges can help your mouth lining heal. B complex vitamins help, and avoiding toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulphate (a foaming agent commonly found). ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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My boyfriend received mouth ulcers after giving me oral sex. They disappeared after a week, I've had full STD tests and all negative. What should I do?

My boyfriend received mouth ulcers after giving me oral sex. They disappeared after a week, I've had full STD tests and all negative. What should I do?

Oral ulcers: What type of ulcers? Herpetic or aphthous? Canker sores/aphthous ulcers signify no reason to worry, not transmitted sexually/not contagious. Hsv type 1 or 2 which form vesicles that coalesce and the blister sloughs to leave denuded area and eventual scab. Identify the type of sore first before worrying. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

Yes, its possible.: You can get genital herpes from oral sex if the mouth ulcers are herpetic. It is not always easy to tell if mouth lesions are herpetic. Many recurring mouth ulcers come from a herpes virus.
Oral sex when mouth lesions are present should be avoided. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

Not at all: You should not worry before you have a test to determine if you have HIV or another sexually transmitted disease. Simply make an appointment with your doctor, discuss your sexual activity and ask for testing for STDs as well as for advice regarding safe sex. Do not be shy about doing this, we are all prepared to have these discussions and to address these concerns. You are part of a generation that seems to have a higher rate of anxiety about many things, health especially. It is not clear why this generation has such a high rate of anxiety or, as you call it, paranoia, but rest assured you are not alone. ...Read more

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How can I treat bad mouth ulcers?

How can I treat bad mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcera: They have to be evaluate first and see what the cause is. You could be treated by oral/ topical steroids or systemic if there is disease involved. Make sure you hydrate yourself meanwhile. ...Read more

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Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Same as adults: They get them just like adults do, usually it's the body just reacting to itself. ...Read more

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What can someone do about mouth ulcers?

What can someone do about mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers) have no known definitive cause. They are thought to result from stress, diet, allergies, mouth trauma, infections, etc.
In most cases the ulcers heal on their own in 7-10 days. Orabase Ointment OTC can be placed on the ulcer before meals to protect from irritation. New research suggests that placing honey helps the ulcer to heal faster. ...Read more

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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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Have you got effective remedies for mouth ulcers?

Have you got effective remedies for mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers: There is a prescription called mary's magic mouthwash that sometimes helps with pain, its by prescription, so see your dentist. There is other prescriptions but only if its viral. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are mouth ulcers caused by?

Could you tell me what are mouth ulcers caused by?

Mouth ulcers: Local trauma (e.g. Rubbing from a sharp edge on a filling, ill fitting dentures, avoid acidic or spicy foods and beverages. ...Read more

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It's been 2 weeks, should I insist on being seen if I have mouth ulcers?

Yes.: Any ulceration in your mouth that persists longer than ten days should be checked by your dentist or doctor, as it may indicate a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Stress or food: A common ulcer that can form on tongue is called an apthous ulcer and can appear on oral tissues after trauma, stress and certain food items. This viral caused ulcer sits dormant in our ganglion until an event turns them on. These ulcers are usually small whitish lesions with a red halo and last for about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What can you do to remedy the mouth ulcers?

Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do. ...Read more

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Why do I get mouth ulcers all around my mouth?

Why do I get mouth ulcers all around my mouth?

Oral Ulcers: Mouth ulcers can have many different causes from the common to the very rare. Some of the causes include herpes simplex, lichen planus, oral apthae (canker sores), pemphigus vulgaris, and several other conditions. You should have this evaluated by your doctor or dermatologist as the problem can be managed effectively regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Are there any ideas that work to stop mouth ulcers please?

Yes: Warm salt water rinses can be done five times a day. Its best to know the cause of the ulcers. If its trauma, time will heal. Autoimmune ulcers are treated with steroids. Viral ulcers are treated with antiviral medications. Persistent ulcers are not normal and need to be evaluated by a dentist. Best get checked out to determine the cause. There are other things it could be. ...Read more

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What causes mouth ulcers to hurt so much and how can you prevent them?

What causes mouth ulcers to hurt so much and how can you prevent them?

No one knows...: ...For sure what causes them or why they hurt, though they frequently afflict people who are fatigued or stressed out or who have poor diets. People taking certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis may be more prone to developing them. And heredity is a factor, too. Prevent them by eating well, get plenty of sleep, and avoid citrus fruits, which seem to be particularly good at causing them. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having chronic mouth ulcers, and what is causing it?

Is there a reason why I am having chronic mouth ulcers, and what is causing it?

Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do. ...Read more

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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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How to get rid or relieve mouth ulcers?

See Dr/testing: These are commonly caused by the hsv-1 (virus). See a dr. For an exam and testing for the hsv-1 titer. There are some anti-viral meds that can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any easy ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Any easy ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Yes, Listerine: Listerine purple bottle 30 second rinses 2-3x/day help it heal faster. If you use the mouthrinse when it first develops, it will keep it small and possibly not develop into a larger size. It goes away much faster than the usual 2 weeks long time frame of pain. You can also use rx apthasol by your dentist. ...Read more

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Are there fast ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

No: There's no fast way to heal the ulcers, but you can cover them with orabase or zilactin and that helps reduce discomfort. Both are found over the counter in drug stores. ...Read more

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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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What are the best cure and prevention for mouth ulcers?

Depends: Some people break out in ulcers due to foods or other allergins and it is best to avoid those if that is the case. Some ulcers are secondary to trauma, including check or lip biting. Habits etc. Lastly some ulcers are viral and can come out secondary to stress or other factors. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...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