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I have a sore spot in the top of my mouth and that is the only thing, no swelling?

I have a sore spot in the top of my mouth and that is the only thing, no swelling?

Mouth sores: It may just be an aphthous ulcer, or canker sore. Can be caused by a virus or irritation from hot foods or even stress. RInse your mouth with warm water and a pinch of salt for local relief Or mix 5 ml of Milk of Magnesia and 5 ml of liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Rinse your mouth and spit out. If the sore does not go away in 10 days, see your provider. ...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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Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth. Now I have swelling in my jaw. Whats wrong!?

Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth.  Now I have swelling in my jaw.  Whats wrong!?

Endo abscess: The open sore probably is a fistula draining tract from an infected tooth. The swelling is when the tract gets block and could not drain. Consult with your dentist. Treatment probably is antibiotic (clindamycin) for one week, followed by root canal therapy on the infected tooth. ...Read more

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What can I do to help swelling and a sore mouth from my wisdom teeth coming in?

What can I do to help swelling and a sore mouth from my wisdom teeth coming in?

See a dentist: These should be evaluated as there could be an infection. I'm the meantime, warm salt water rinses can be helpful. ...Read more

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I am suffering from swelling and sore of upper palate in mouth area nausea and lil bit pain. is it normal? docter says its oval ulcer.. is it normal?

I am suffering from swelling and sore of upper palate in mouth area nausea and lil bit pain. is it normal? docter says its oval ulcer.. is it normal?

Mouth sore: Many conditions within the mouth may cause this and most are benign and resolve fully in a short period of time. One very common condition is a burn from hot food not appreciated when caused during later but felt later. Other inflammatory lesions such as ulcers resolve on their own without treatment. If this is not improving seek physician evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep getting mouth sores. They start out swollen + painful but swelling goes down in a few hours, and sore disappears within 2-3 days. Like canker sores but too brief to be those ... What are these?

I keep getting mouth sores. They start out swollen + painful but swelling goes down in a few hours, and sore disappears within 2-3 days. Like canker sores but too brief to be those ... What are these?

Mouth sores: Any recurring lesion should be examined clinically. They could a result of a viral infection, an allergy, or some other type of infection. Have them examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek. ?

Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling.  I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek. ?

Have it checked: You can have a salivary gland infection or probably an infection draining into your lymph nodes you need to see an oral surgeon to find out where the problem is coming from. ...Read more

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I have painful swelling on the roof of my mouth along with fever and sore throat, what is causing this?

I have painful swelling on the roof of my mouth along with fever and sore throat, what is causing this?

Burn/virus/autoimmun: It can often be due to a burn/hot food exposure, otherwise a viral infection/bacterial infection or autoimune process. Should be checked out by a qualified physician to make sure it is nothing that needs a biopsy or imaging like a growth. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more