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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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I am having pain in the left side of my throat and I can see a boil on my inner tongue. Also I am having sore throat for last 10 days. How to get heal?

See a doctor: Sore throat is often caused by a virus. In that case it usually heals in 7-10 days. But if it does not heal, then we suspect bacterial infections like strept. Throat which requires antibiotics to make it heal. For this you have to either go to your family doctor or go to an ENT specialist. Home remedies are Tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tabs every 6-8 hours to relieve pain and use warm water gargles twice daily. ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. An Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sore on my inner left cheek the next day after having oral sex. The following also describes me: White patches inside mouth.?

I am experiencing mouth sore on my inner left cheek the next day after having oral sex. The following also describes me: White patches inside mouth.?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You can get sexually transmitted diseases through oral sex and it would be prudent to see a doctor. If you do not have one, go the the city of county health department for an evaluation.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex if you have sex, ...Read more

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Part of my inner cheek inside mouth [next to teeth] became slightly whiter, then the surrounding skin, could this be something dangerous? Mildly sore

Part of my inner cheek inside mouth [next to teeth] became slightly whiter, then the surrounding skin, could this be something dangerous? Mildly sore

Several potential…: …causes comes to mind: irritation from biting/chewing the lining next to teeth; thrush/oral candidiasis from corticosteroids (Do you rinse your mouth well after Nasonex & inhaler use?); irritation from smoking; abnormal mucosal cells (dysplasia); & more. Since it is sore, reassure yourself with a trip to your dentist, who can better evaluate the lesion & advise what to do about it. ...Read more

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My lips and inner cheeks have been sore/raw the last few days like they are if I eat lots of salt, but I haven't. All inside my mouth. Should I worry?

My lips and inner cheeks have been sore/raw the last few days like they are if I eat lots of salt, but I haven't. All inside my mouth. Should I worry?

Likely virus: Many mouth sores stem from viral infections, trauma such as biting your cheeks, or excess citric fruits like too many oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes (>6/day). Nothing will make it get better faster, but warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm tap water) sometimes will make it feel better. Oral analgesics such as for babies can be used sparingly. If just one spot not better, see Dr ...Read more

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Hello my gums were sore yesterday morning and my mouth became in pain I noticed a ulcer on the upper inner part of my top lip on the thing the thin la?

Hello my gums were sore yesterday morning and my mouth became in pain I noticed a ulcer on the upper inner part of my top lip on the thing the thin la?

Stress ulcers: Could be many things. Your dentist will be able to evaluate and treat accordingly. Could be stress ulcers (aphthous ulcers), herpes, pemphigoid, pemphigus or lichen planus. These are fancy words but will need to know what your mouth looks like before a recommendation can be made. ...Read more

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Why is my inner side of the mouth is sore to touch and I feel slight pain the left side of the ear. The pain in the ear get's worse if I tune in songs?

Why is my inner side of the mouth is sore to touch and I feel slight pain the left side of the ear. The pain in the ear get's worse if I tune in songs?

Examination needed: See a dentist to evaluate your oral symptoms and a physician or ENT specialist to evaluate whether or not your ear pain is related to a dental issue. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my inner lip, and it looks a lot like the HIV mouth sores that I've seen before. I've been super worried all day about it! ?

I have a sore on my inner lip, and it looks a lot like the HIV mouth sores that I've seen before. I've been super worried all day about it! ?

Suspicious sore?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the sore in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious sore that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. In the meantime, quit smoking. ...Read more

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I have recently developed a red pus filled sore inside my inner cheek in my mouth. I also have been having trouble swallowing and my throat sore?

I have recently developed a red pus filled sore inside my inner cheek in my mouth. I also have been having trouble swallowing and my throat sore?

Infection: This may be aphthous ulcer vs infection related, as you have sore throat and and difficulty swallowing than you should see your doctor you have if recently egd than you may have idea of its finding. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue white and sore?

Candidiasis possibly: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur on the tongue ad/or other areas in the mouth. In infants it is often called thrush. It leaves a white coating that can be scrapped off. The tissue under the coating is sore and bleeds easily. This condition must be treated with appropriate medication. Please see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful sore on end of tongue?

Internet diagnosis: The lesion needs to be visualized, and together with a full medical history and examination, a determination can be made on what ails you. Call a local dentist or oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of your tongue is sore?

What does it mean if the back of your tongue is sore?

If the soreness: Is persisting best to be seen by your physician if dentist for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment if needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why have I got such a dry tongue. No pain or not sore?

Why have I got such a dry tongue. No pain or not sore?

Doctor & Pharmacist: Check with your doctor and pharmacist regarding medications that you may be taking which may cause xerostomia. That is clinical 'dry mouth.'
and have a frank discussion about social drinking and cigarette smoking (or chewing tobacco) as these both are known to augment the effects of dry mouth symptoms! ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this painful sore on end of tongue?

I need advice on what to do with this painful sore on end of tongue?

Have it evaluated: In order to provide the proper treatment, you need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine the cause as there could be a number of reasons why you have the sore on your tongue. ...Read more

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Tongue is furry white and has around ten sore like things on back, what is this?

Tongue is furry white and has around ten sore like things on back, what is this?

Possibly a: Yeast infection. Please see your dentist or your physician for definitive assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue is very. Sore and my taste. Is different on everythng it hurts what can I do to help?

My tongue is very. Sore and my taste. Is different on everythng it hurts what can I do to help?

Tongue not normal: See your dentist soon to examine your tongue. If he/she isn't sure what's happening, they can refer you to either an oral surgeon or internist, whichever is appropriate. Sometimes it's as simple as a product your using, other times it can be an infection, but do have it examined soon. ...Read more

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I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like I bite it or burned it. What could it be.

I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like I bite it or burned it. What could it be.

Burning Tongue: These symptoms are consistent with 'burning tongue syndrome'. You may also want to check for 'adverse reactions' of any medications that you are taking, since they sometimes cause dry mouth. You may have bit your tongue during your sleep. However, any concern about lesions or sensations on the lateral borders of the tongue require a thorough evaluation by an oral surgeon or oral pathologist. ...Read more

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My tongue has started to develop large splotches and it's mildly sore. What could it be, it's been a couple weeks now.

Tongue splotches: There are many things that can be showing this as a symptom, however, geographic tongue where "splotches" appear on the tongue and change position sometimes daily, and can be tender is a benign condition called geographic tongue and there is no necessary tx for this. Advise to see your dentist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a sore tongue?

What causes a sore tongue?

Variety of Causes: The majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue red and sore?

Would need: To examine to render a diagnosis. Best to be seen by a dentist for a preliminary exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Did you bite it?: That's the most likely explanation I can think of... Did you have any recent dental work done etc? ...Read more

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What is this sore on the tip of my tongue?

Multippossibilities: It could be anything from a traumatized taste bud to an inflamed taste bud to inflammation from a external stimulus to something more complicated. I would see qualified dentist to eval and possibly refer to pathologist if needed, most likely minor but get checked to ensure. ...Read more

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I have a oval shaped sore on my tongue. What could it be?

See dentist: Trauma from a bite, viral infection are two of the many causes. You should see a dentist to get this checked if you do not remember biting your tongue recently. ...Read more

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Sore lump on tongue?

Sore lump on tongue?

Dentist: Any abnormality in your mouth that persists longer that 2 weeks should be examined by a dentist. ...Read more