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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?

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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I have painful mouth sores on my tongue and inside cheeks. Sometimes have a small white/yellow bubble and are always red. Low iron and b12.

I have painful mouth sores on my tongue and inside cheeks. Sometimes have a small white/yellow bubble and are always red. Low iron and b12.

Probably not main ca: The probable cause is probably viral. They could be caused by stress and therefore b 12 may help. See your dentist if there over 5 days. They may resolve on there own and stay away from acidic juices and foods. ...Read more

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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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How can you prevent painful mouth canker sores?

How can you prevent painful mouth canker sores?

Aphthous ulcers: Try closys toothpaste, but you are likely to be disappointed. Most aphthae are of unknown cause. Sometimes there is a serious condition. There are numerous remedies which have been tried, such as prednisone, Colchicine . See a dermatologist if you need help. ...Read more

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Painful caved in mouth sores on my tongue and cheek discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Painful caved in mouth  sores on my tongue and cheek  discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Many possibilities: Oral Herpes, Oral Candida(Fungal) infection Vitmin Deficiency ( like Vit C def) Aphthous Ulcer ( sometimes cyclical with Menstrual period) are a few of the possibilities In short you need to be examined. This cannot be diagnosed without proper exam. ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth associated with cold sores last?

10 days is average: 10 days is average but treating the ulcer with hene laser will decrease the time and reduce the pain. If you are susceptible to repeated cold sores you may consider using the hene laser as soon as you become aware a lesion may be forming. Use 30 seconds of spot size on each area of the lesion. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

Beh├žet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation or referral to Rheumatology. ...Read more

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What can be done over-the-counter for painful mouth and nose sores? Awaiting possible sle dx'

What can be done over-the-counter for painful mouth and nose sores?  Awaiting possible sle dx'

Several things: You can try Bacitracin in the nose, abriva on the lips. In the mouth you can gargle with warm salt water. If you are getting a lot of these sores frequently you should visit your doctor. ...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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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