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Tongue ulcers: Some are the result of a viral infection from the herpes simplex virus. Some are mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers), which are of unknown origin, but are thought to occur from stress, injury (biting the tongue), acidic foods, hormonal changes, allergies, or certain systemic diseases. ...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
In general, most ulcers on the tongue, commonly known as aphthous ulcers or canker sores, will heal spontaneously in several days. If they persist beyond a week, are chronic, or are very painful, you should have them treated by your dentist.
If they are causing problems eating you can get orabase ointment and apply to the ulcer before meals. ...Read more
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A tongue ulcer could be caused from an irritation, such as from rubbing a sharp piece of a worn or broken tooth. It is usually very sore, and irritated more by hot or spicy foods.
A sore tongue can also be associated with a condition called 'burning mouth syndrome.'
it is a good idea to try to find out the cause of the problem. A mild medicine painted right on the area may help the discomfort. ...Read more
Should be evaluated: While it could be getting irritated from a chipped, pointy or rough adjacent tooth, any lesion that lasts for more than two weeks (or recurs in this case) should be seen by your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out other possibly more serious causes. ...Read more
HSV-1: The HSV-1 Virus is known to cause ulcerations and sores in the mouth. It is possible you have this, ...The same virus causes "cold sores" on the lips, etc. Some people have higher HSV-1 concentrations than others and are prone to these type of things. Get an eval to be properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck ...Read more
My 6 year old son has what looks like tongue ulcers. There 2 on the tip of his tongue. What should I do?
Ask aobut it first: First talk to him and ask him if he can remember doing anything that may have caused the ulcers. Did he bite his tongue, eat/drink something too hot, or injure it any other way. Trauma of any sort will heal on its own. If the answer is no then have it looked at by his pediatrician or dentist to get a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Hi I am 19 year old. I have tongue ulcer from last night. How can I finish it and why it happen I am too much in tension please help me.?
Need more info: To better discuss why you got the ulcer, we need to know more about you, your activities and your general health. To help the ulcer you can use salt water (swish around in your mouth for a bit, several times per day). It should generally heal in a few days. You come across as very anxious about this ulcer - why is that? Your best answers will come from a face to face conversation with your doctor. ...Read more
Migraine and stomatitis are not related comorbidites. Stomatitis is inflamed and sore mouth, can disrupt a person's ability to eat, talk, and sleep. Lack of sleep might trigger more migraine episodes.
Most common stomatitis is a canker sore which is a single pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring or a cluster of such ulcers in the mouth, usually on the cheeks, tongue. Avoid spycy food. ...Read more
Hi I am 19 year old. I have tongue ulcer from last night. How can I finish it? Why it happen I am in tension. I do oral sex last month for 2 second.
I have a tongue ulcer that is white around the edges asnd there is a depression in the mmiddle. I do not smoke or drink. Should I worry?
I had a tongue ulcer and I got a small pain of my teeth close to the ulcer tongue. Am im having a toothache? What kinda med should I get? Thank you
Ulcers: Ulcers can be very painful and can cause a ring of inflammation around them much larger than the ulcer itself and as such can make a nearby tooth feel as if it is having a toothache. Treatment should be with basically pain management and anti-inflammatories, orabse, kenalog in orabse, advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more
Tongue Ulcers: Agree with dr. Press. Also, keep in mind that a persistant ulceration on the tongue, particularly in the presence of risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, may need a more extensive exam and potentially a biopsy to rule out a more concerning underlying process (ie cancer). Don't delay too long in getting an evaluation. All the best to you! Dr. P. ...Read more
Orabase will not heal an ulcer. It is an oral bandage that can be applied to the ulcer before meals to keep it from being irritated.
The ulcer will heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Try to stay on a bland diet. There is some research that suggests that applying honey to the ulcer will help it heal faster. ...Read more
I have tongue ulcer on the right side near the back of the tongue and my right ear experience pain. What causes my ear pain and is there any solution?
Pl see your md and o: I would see my oral surgeon first. Attend large ulcer first and hopefully your ear pain will go away. Good luck. ...Read more
I have the common cold, 3 tongue ulcers and my tonsils are swollen. Could it be colon cancer or something else?
Infection: Most likely infection bu tif persists seek a medicalopinion. ...Read more
Which to c ENT or dentist for reccurent (my whole life)tongue ulcer or sore. And is there any permenant cure? Like laser or something?
My tongue ulcer is getting larger, but my ENT says I'm at a low risk of cancer (no smoking or drinking), and that it doesn't need to be biopsied. I worry anyway when it grows. Should i?
Well....: It's hard for me to argue without seeing the lesion and knowing how long it's been there (especially if already seen by an ent). My PC answer is: even non-smokers/drinkers can develop head and neck cancer and any non healing ulcer should be evaluated properly. Hopefully it's nothing and your ENT is right but it is not a sin to look for second opinion if in doubt. No disrespect intended. ...Read more
Last 3 days I had tongue ulcer, it's disappearing, no fever no sore throat, body-joint aches, warm attacks, feel weak, dry lips, mouth, tip tongue sensitiv?
Lots of symptoms: I am not sure of your question. It sounds like you want a diagnosis and recommendation over the internet? These situations have to be seen by a physician and\or dentist in person for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations. Sorry, feel better. ...Read more
3 kids have red sore tongue and ulcers inside there mouth. Used pyralvex and dactarin but didn't work. What can I use best?
Ent dr said the small irritated area on tongue not ulcer or cancer. Dentist fixed sharp molar 5 days ago and still tongue pain. What if itdon't goaway?
Tongue sore: It often takes more than 5 days for these types of sores to go away. Rinse with warm salt water and try to to "play" with the area as much as possible. If it continues go back to the dentist for another look. ...Read more
Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning. Plastitic separating?
Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more
Bruises in my arms and legs. Tongue has ulcers that don't cure. Pain in joints, fingers and feet. Immflamation pelvic area, legs C3 11.69 C4 normal.
Arthritis, bruising: I Recommanded an evaluation by a Theumatologist for evaluation and treatment. Further testing may be needed. Take care. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more