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I have sore skin around mouth and lips, what is it that I should do?

I have sore skin around mouth and lips, what is it that I should do?

Many causes: First i would look at what you are eating, acidic foods (lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples) can cause irritation around the mouth. If that doesn't seem to be your cause, then look at the toothpaste you are using and try an all natural one, throw out old lipstick or chapstick. If not the causes see your dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy ...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


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My daughter has a sore in her mouth on her lip from her braces she just got 7-2-13 is ther something i can do or put on it?

My daughter has a sore in her mouth on her lip from her braces she just got 7-2-13 is ther something i can do or put on it?

Lots: 1st, call orthodontist for advice (hopefully you're seeing an orthodontic specialist). Take 1 advil/motrin/ibuprofen every 4 hours w lots of liquid or food. Rinse w 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water, swish and spit out. Dab Benzocaine in orabase (otc) onto sore spot. Put orthodontic wax onto the "sticker." high protein diet helps. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm red/white mouth sore under the top lip and can be painful more after eating, do I need a dentist or doctor. Had it for 2 months please

I have a 2cm red/white mouth sore under the top lip and can be painful more  after eating, do I need a dentist or doctor. Had it for 2 months  please

Mouth sore: You should definitely start off by seeing a dentist. Since you gave us very little to work with, it's hard to determine the cause. It could be an infection from a tooth or gums, denture sore if you wear any removable appliance, a symptom related to a medical issue, or any number of different types of lesions. If your GD can't determine the cause\treat you, he\she may refer you to Oral Surgeon\MD ...Read more

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Using steroid inhaler for 3 months and have really sore mouth,started as white marks at corners of my lips and tongue but its now red spot like patchs?

Using steroid inhaler for 3 months and have really sore mouth,started as white marks at corners of my lips and tongue but its now red spot like patchs?

Maybe Thrush?: Using a steriod inhaler can cause the problems that you describe. It is important to rinse your mouth well after you use the inhaler so any residue doesn't stay there. An examination by a doctor can help to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Best way to soothe a sore mouth?

Depends: All depends on what is causing the soreness. Generally warm salt water rinses are soothing. Avoid spicy foods and any foods that are hard or crunchy. If it is gum tissue or ulcerations, then you need to see your dentist for evaluation , diagnosis and treatment. Avoid overuse of anesthetics (benzodent , etc.) as they can make it worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sore mouth from orthodontist?

How can I  relieve sore mouth from orthodontist?

OTC Pain meds: For typical orthodontic pain, otc pain meds usually cover it. Things like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, Motrin can relieve the discomfort of braces. In my practice I have found that Motrin works the best. Just follow the label instructions and you should be fine. If the pain continues, contact your orthodontist, as there may be something else wrong. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore mouth and burning sensation?

What could cause a sore mouth and burning sensation?

Burning sensation: That topic can be very involved , but check also certain vitamin deficiency can lead to burning sensation talk to your doctor ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

Multiple: Take Ibuprofen (advil) every 4 hrs with 8oz liquid. Rinse w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water every 4 hrs. Put orthodontic wax onto anything sticking out. Dab bezocaine in orabase onto sore spots w q-tip. Soft, high protein diet. Keep mouth immaculately clean. ...Read more

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Sore Mouth (Definition)

Pain or soreness of the mouth. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by ENT ...Read more