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Canker-like sores on both sides of my mouth. Is there something wrong with my immune system?

Canker-like sores on both sides of my mouth. Is there something wrong with my immune system?

Not likely: Canker sores are a not uncommon occurrence. The cause is not understood and there is no definitive treatment although some people will try to shorten their duration by cauterizing them with silver nitrate. They do not indicate an immune deficiency (or at least one that has yet been uncovered). ...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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I noticed crack/sores on corner of both sides of mouth what could this be? What causes this! How do I treat its painful.?

I noticed crack/sores on corner of both sides of mouth what could this be? What causes this! How do I treat its painful.?

Sounds like: It may be angular cheilitis sometimes caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. See your dentist or md for a proper diagnosis. Treatment is often an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

This: This is a common problem I see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so I would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes I recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Lots of small red sores on scalp. Mainly on both sides of the head. I can't stop touching & picking them. What are they!?

Lots of small red sores on scalp. Mainly on both sides of the head. I can't stop touching & picking them. What are they!?

Can you have: Someone check you for lice? That would be my first concern. After that, you have to think dermatitis of some kind (Huge work up will require doctor visit). The nits are easier to spot than the bugs especially in dark hair and they are usually close to the scalp. You should invest in the combing gel because the glue they use to secure the nits is like concrete. ...Read more

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5yr old complaining about a week that both sides of mouth hurt, I don't see anything. Could it be his molars?

5yr old complaining about a week that both sides of mouth hurt, I don't see anything. Could it be his molars?

Possibly: If the sore area is behind his second primary molars then its likely that its his erupting 1st permanent molars.
If its down deeper between the gums and cheek get it checked out by a dentist. Possible abscesses of the primary teeth. ...Read more

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Similar growth back behind tonsils both sides of mouth. Long and flat any idea what maybe. Going to doctor tomorrow.?

Similar growth back behind tonsils both sides of mouth. Long and flat any idea what maybe. Going to doctor tomorrow.?

Lateral bands: These are called lateral pharyngeal bands. Similar to the tonsils they possess lymphocytes (white blood cells).
They are not growths but can become swollen with infection. As long as you are seeing your physician tomorrow, he or she may be able to reassure you. However, the fact they are symmetrically enlarged, strongly suggest that this is not serious. ...Read more

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If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time? Sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks

If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time? Sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks

Yes, it is possible: Cancer can strike any part of the mouth, including the lips and tongue. If the cancer is not detected early, tumors can grow deep into local tissues and spread to lymph glands in the neck. The risk for oral cancer increases with age and alcohol and tobacco use. Only biopsy can support the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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There is this bone on both sides of my mouth, what is this bone called?

There is this bone on both sides of my mouth, what is this bone called?

Vague: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show enough information. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have small tiny bumps I guess, more like ridges in the mouth at the very back, on both sides and I'm 16?

It's ok: What you are likely feeling is where the inside of your cheek meet the teeth. This can make bumps or ridges there. ...Read more

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I have two little white dots on both sides of my mouth. They are not itchy nor do they hurt.?

I have two little white dots on both sides of my mouth. They are not itchy nor do they hurt.?

Have them examined: You need to have someone look at them Different diagnoses from little mucoid cyst, other types of small cysts, could be yeast so see a provider to check them out ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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I've two really painful gum sores at the back of my mouth either side?

I've two really painful gum sores at the back of my mouth either side?

Canker sores: These may be either canker sores or possibly herpes. They should go away within a week to 10 days. If not, have them looked at by a dentist or your local doctor. ...Read more

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If I have several fillings/cavities on both sides upper and lower, is there anyway I can go without getting a shot in mouth? I'm so terrified of it...

If I have several fillings/cavities on both sides upper and lower, is there anyway I can go without getting a shot in mouth? I'm so terrified of it...

Not likely: Fillings without local anesthesia would be very painful. Seek a dentist who uses either oral or better yet IV sedation. Will help considerably. ...Read more

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How to reduce mouth sores (side effect from chemotherapy)? Wish to have solution urgently... :' (thanks...

How to reduce mouth sores (side effect from chemotherapy)? Wish to have solution urgently... :' (thanks...

Keep it clean: Normally they should heal by themselfs if you brush teeth, tongue, and floss,
there is other aids to help faster healing is to use a mild antiseptic mouthwash like biotene or chlorheksedien mouth rinses. ...Read more

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I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and I keep tasting something metallic and bitter what can that be?

I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and I keep tasting something metallic and bitter what can that be?

Infection or Leak: If you don't have anything in your mouth, tasting anything different is abnormal. Please see your dentist asap. Simple x-ray exam will likely reveal the reason for the bad taste in your mouth. You may be tasting pus, which is a result of infection in the gum or bone or tooth. You may also have a tooth with decay under leaky filling. Treatment is simpler if you see a doctor sooner: call a dentist! ...Read more

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I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and I keep tasting something metallic and bitter can you please explain these symptoms?

I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and I keep tasting something metallic and bitter can you please explain these symptoms?

Metallic ; Bitter: Gum disease, hormonal changes, blood or discharge from the sores, your medications, not drinking enough water, nasal discharge... The list continues, but not all may be your answer. To find the true cause, please see a dentist, or doctor, or both. Metallic, bitter tastes may be temporary ; insignificant, or they may indicate the beginning of something serious in the mouth or body. Best examined! ...Read more

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I have pain in both sides of jaw also clicking and when I eat or yawn I get very painful spasms and my mouth is stuck open. What could this be?

I have pain in both sides of jaw also clicking and when I eat or yawn I get very painful spasms and my mouth is stuck open. What could this be?

May need follow-up: This sounds like TMJ in which the joint in temporamandibular area gets inflamed causing the muscle to spasm, causing pain and clicking sound. Put warm compresses and take OTC pain relievers (if not allergic to them). If not better, you need to see a Physician. ...Read more