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Painless Mouth Ulcer
Hi there! I'm concerned about this painless mouth ulcer (possibly a mucocele) I have for about 3 months now. It's abt .2 cm in dia. & it's red in color. What could this mean? Thanks for your help!
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
It depends.: This depends on your age and habits. If you are older and have a history of tobacco (including snokeless) and alcohol use, you should see your doctor for work-up of a possible oral cancer. If you are younger, it might be infectious. At any rate, you should go to your doctor for work-up and treatment. ...Read more
Is it wrong if i smoke with a mouth ulcer? I don't smoke an awful lot, but once a day. Is it going to make it worse?
Tremendous risk: Although you are young, oral cancer does not discriminate. Oral sores that do not heal within 10days absolutely need to be evaluated by an ent. In addition, continuing to smoke (or dip or chew) significantly impacts your health in only negative ways. Please take this opportunity to listen to your body - it's speaking to you, it's screaming for help. Ashline.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Takes time: Mouth ulcers or canker sores can take a long time to heal. It usually takes 7 to 10 days or more for healing. You can relieve some symptoms with warm salt water rinse. I have tried otc products such as ambosol and another one that coats the sore, but haven't had much luck with them. They irritate the ulcer and make it take longer to heal. The only known cure for mouth ulcers is time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
STOP!: Ulcer means surface of your mucosa has been damaged by trauma, pathogen, or other causes. Steam is produced by boiling water. Would you put your hand into a pot of boiling water. Your tissue is already damaged. Don't make it worse by burning the tissue. Ask your Dentist for safe and effective treatment for your mouth ulcer. DIY treatment can cause permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral ulceration is also known as Mouth ulcers. 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
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