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The Inside Of My Mouth Is Raw
An exam: This could be from poor oral hygiene, an infection, or a myriad of other causes. Get a dental exam to find the correct answer for you. ...Read more
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
Suffrered frm Perioral dermatitis 2 years back. Now better but sometimes my lips swell and insides of my mouth is raw nd red nd burns nd sometimes itch?
See physician: This is not normal. You should see your primary care physician but an allergist, dermatologist, or dentist may also be recommended ...Read more
I have noticed after eating pineapple that the skin inside my mouth is raw and peeling. What can I do to heal my mouth as it hurts now.
Avoid acids: Avoid acidic food while you are healing. Avoid pineapple specifically. ...Read more
Leukoedema, leukopla: Leukoedema is a white patch inside the mouth that can be wiped off with gauze. It is normal and nonpathological. Leukoplakia, on the other hand, is a white patch inside the mouth that cannot be wiped off. It represent tissue change and could be pathological, as it may progress into red color as it grows, develop acanthosis, and carcinoma in situ. ...Read more
Possibly herpes: Possibly oral herpes (hsv) also known as a fever blister. Another possibility is a canker sore which is different from hsv. Hsv should be treated with an oral antiviral such as acyclovir, valtrex, (valacyclovir) or famvir. Hsv is contagious and there is no cure, it can keep recurring and you are always a carrier. Canker sores are not contagious. ...Read more
Yes: There are many lumps and bumps that can grow on the inside of your mouth. Many are very similar to those that can grow on your skin and other parts of the body. While most harmless and need no treatment any irregular tissue could potentially be something harmful. An evaluation by an oral surgeon or periodontist is recommended to evaluate any abnormal tissue in your mouth. ...Read more
Lidex (Fluocinonide): For certain types of inflammatory mouth/oral disorders/diseases Lidex (fluocinonide) gel is ok to use in the mouth. It should be applied with a q-tip and left in place over the area being treated without eating or drinking anything for 30min to 1hr. It can be used to treat oral apthae (canker sores), herpes simplex, lichen planus, and other disease that are less common, but very painful. ...Read more
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Not the same:
Recurrent aphthous ulcers and other ulcers in the mouth are not the same. Causes of ulcers are many:
Viral infections, particularly herpes simplex and herpes zoster
Other infectious agents (Candida albicans and bacteria)
Tobacco or irritating foods or chemicals
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cause of Aphthous ulcers is unclear. Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more
Ingredient: Your body chemistry will react differently than the next person's body chemistry to the ingredients in various toothpaste. Sodium laurel sulfate, a foaming agent, may be the ingredient you take issue with. Try different brands until you find one you are happy with. Just make sure toothpaste contains fluoride to help fight cavities. ...Read more
Hi I feel there's a cut inside the mouth very close to the lips what is the cause? And how do I heal it?
Do all 8 stages of herpes occur when it's inside the mouth? Do you still get the crusting and scabbing that described online?
Oral herpes: "8 stages" of herpes outbreaks is only a rough guide. Initial oral HSV can cause sores inside the mouth, but recurrent herpes lesions are only outside, on the lips or elsewhere on the face. Crusting and scabbing never occur with herpes on moist surfaces. If you have recurrent oral herpes, talk to doctor about Rx for valayclovir to take in a single large dose (2 g) at earliest sign of outbreak. ...Read more
One of my relative lately has developed blackish color on the entire body including gums inside the mouth. What can it be due to?
Let me explain: Some diseases are marked by an increase in melanin production. Just to name a few, the rare endocrine disorder addison's disease, the hereditary intestinal disease peutz-jeghers syndrome and the bone ailment von recklinghausen's disease can all cause patches of darkening and discoloration that can affect the gums as well as other parts of the body. Minocycline, antimalarial agents also. ...Read more
I been biting my self inside the mouth all over and it doesn't hurt have been doing it for years can't seem to stop seem to like the blood. What is it?
Bad habit: Whether it is cheek and/or lip biting (like you) or nail biting, hair twirling, or any other habit, people often do these things initially to relieve stress. After a while they can "take a life of their own" and become a habit. Bad habits are hard to break and some people find professional counseling helpful in developing strategies to break a habit. ...Read more
Discoloration: You should see an oral surgeon or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Many reasons: Trauma, ulcer, infection, just to name a few. Only way to find out is see your Dentist who can do a physical examination, determine the reason, and then suggest the proper treatment. ...Read more