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Best way to treat mouth sores/ulcers?

Best way to treat mouth sores/ulcers?

Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis or ulcers (canker sores) is the most common cause of mouth ulcers, especially if they recur from time to time, last a week or so, and no other symptoms at the same time, like fever or skin rash. The best treatment a steroid cream (e.g. triamcinolone) of the type intended for use in the mouth. Get personal advice and perhaps a prescription from your doctor. ...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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Are mouth sores/ulcers HIV related?

Are mouth sores/ulcers HIV related?

Maybe/maybe not: There are many different causes for mouth sores and HIV is only one of them. There are even less dramatic causes like stress that can cause the formation of lesions. Seek medical care to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

Ulcer in mouth: Keep in mind that any non healing ulcer in the mouth should be examined and possibly biopsied to rule out a malignancy (like cancer) particularly if you smoke/drink alcohol. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

Chest pain: The mouth ulcers and the chest pain may be related. Viral process associated with a pleurisy. However the new onset of chest pain associated with pain to your breast and hurting to breath warrants getting checked. ...Read more

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My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?

My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?

Hand foot and mouth : Yes HFM is mostly a summer virus but the virus does not follow the rules. Your description fits very well. The blisters last 1-2 weeks in the hands and feet. The oral sores are earlier and go away after a week. The rash is contagious if the vesicles are opened and drained. There is no treatment. Pain meds do help if needed. Drink lots of fluids. Good diagnosis !! ...Read more

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How are ulcers in the mouth cured?

How are ulcers in the mouth cured?

TIME: An apthous ulcer{canker sore}is a virus that lasts about 10 days.No cure but otc. Gels - bakeing soda or hydrogen peroxide rinses help.Less stress is also helpful. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of ulcers in the mouth?

Various: There are various possibilities but the most common would be a virus. It would be a virus that activates under times of stress or with various food triggers such as nuts and oatmeal (most commonly). Talking with your doctor or dentist would be a good idea. There are other possible causes that could be more serious especially if you're a smoker. ...Read more

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Hello! i've got ulcers in the mouth.. Please help?

Further follow up: You need to have this evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon to see where the lesions are in the mouth. Depending on what is seen along with a history, a definative diagnosis can be obtained. ...Read more

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How to treat ulcers in the mouth what do I do first?

Dental check up: You will need to see your dentist or physician to see what is causing them ie medication, herpetic virus, sun, stress, radiation treatment, chemotherapy. You will have to eat bland food. Dentist or physician can prescribe viscous Lidocaine oral rinse to make eating les painful. Dental lasers can make healing faster. ...Read more

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What can lead to acid bumps/ulcers in the mouth, i get them kind of often?

Depends: Upon what is causing the ulcers. This can be due to something very benign to something very serious like low white blood cell count (neutropenia), HIV. See a doctor for a complete work up. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more