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I get these painful mouth sores that hurt when food rubs against them. What could be causing them?

I get these painful mouth sores that hurt when food rubs against them.  What could be causing them?

Mouth sores: The list of possible causes of mouth sores cannot even fit within the space allowed us for an answer. Even if we gave you a list of possibilities, you wouldn't know which type you had, why you have them and what to do about it. Therefore, it would be wise to see a local dentist for an accurate diagnosis, along with appropriate treatment if necessary or advice on prevention, if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Painful mouth sores every 2-3 months. Please help?

Painful mouth sores every 2-3 months.  Please help?

Prevention and rest: Studies have shown that the 2 most common reasons for adults to get recurrent upper respiratory tract illnesses including aphthous ulcers in your mouth) are: 1- improper sleep. 2- touching our face a lot! stress is definitely a big culprit. Not many medications are effective. Prevention is the best treatment. Try to sleep plenty, be hydrated and relaxed. If they keep recurring stop by your pmd. ...Read more

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How can I prevent painful mouth canker sores?

How can I prevent painful mouth canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. You can use warm salt rinses directly on the sore to alleviate pain. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists can provide a prescription and antimicrobial mouth rinses to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do about my painful mouth sores?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Painful mouth sores every 2-3 months. Please help?

Prevention and rest: Studies have shown that the 2 most common reasons for adults to get recurrent upper respiratory tract illnesses including aphthous ulcers in your mouth) are: 1- improper sleep. 2- touching our face a lot! stress is definitely a big culprit. Not many medications are effective. Prevention is the best treatment. Try to sleep plenty, be hydrated and relaxed. If they keep recurring stop by your pmd. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Painful mouth sores?

Cold and Canker: "Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused with each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called fever blisters or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious." For more info, go here: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores#1 ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

10 days: May be a week it would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001964/ hene laser treatment will increase the rate of healing and reduce pain. ...Read more

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I get these painful mouth sores that hurt when food rubs against them. What could be causing them?

Mouth sores: The list of possible causes of mouth sores cannot even fit within the space allowed us for an answer. Even if we gave you a list of possibilities, you wouldn't know which type you had, why you have them and what to do about it. Therefore, it would be wise to see a local dentist for an accurate diagnosis, along with appropriate treatment if necessary or advice on prevention, if possible. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Herpangina (Definition)

Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and ...Read more