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I hate mouth ulcers becuase they drive me nuts. Is it caused by a vitamin C defiency?

I hate mouth ulcers becuase they drive me nuts. Is it caused by a vitamin C defiency?

Not vitamin C: Mouth ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, can be caused by many different factors: mouth trauma, braces, auto-immune and there may be vitamin deficiencies of b12, iron, zinc.

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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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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

Not likely: All food, medications including vitamins can cause allergic reaction but the possibility of allergic reaction to vitamin c is unlikely as it is present in most fruits and vegetables. The lack of vit c causes scurvy with bleeding gums. It is an very old disease seen in sailors who eat no vegetables. Mega dose of vitamins can be toxic to your body! See a periodontist for you gum condition.

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Anyway to cure mouth Ulcers?

Anyway to cure mouth Ulcers?

No: But there's treatment to make them go away sooner. See your dentist to find out what kind of ulcers you're getting and (s)he'll recommend the appropriate medication.

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How do you cure mouth ulcers?

How do you cure mouth ulcers?

Treat not cure: There are different kinds of mouth ulcers, traumatic, aphthous, and some related to medical conditions. The type and cause determines the best treatment. Two options: one- get some orabase to cover or orajel to numb the area since we don't know what you have or two- see a dentist who can diagnose it and then give you the best advice.

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How do you treat mouth ulcers?

How do you treat mouth ulcers?

Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.

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What can lead to mouth ulcers?

What can lead to mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers: That depends upon the type of ulcers? Traumatic ulcers from sharp teeth, broken fillings, accidentally biting yourself. Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) from stress, irritation, sodium lauryl sulfate ingredient in some toothpastes, food sensitivities, etc. Others: also some medical conditions. See for more possibilities: http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/mouth-ulcer/pages/causes. Aspx.

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Question about mouth ulcers? Cures?

Question about mouth ulcers? Cures?

Change toothpaste: A lot of canker sores are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate which is the sudsing agent in toothpaste. Other ingredients that people are sensitve to include tartar control, whitening agents and mouthwashes with alcohol. Switch to a plain toothpaste that doesn't suds a lot and see if things get better. If you still have problems talk with your dentist.

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How can I stop my mouth ulcers hurting?

How can I stop my mouth ulcers hurting?

Products such as...: ...Orabase with benzocaine, which covers the surface of the sore like an "oral bandage", will decrease pain and help prevent it from getting infected. Products with xylocaine, (lidocaine) a local anesthetic, can also dull the pain.

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What could cause me to have seven mouth ulcers?

What could cause me to have seven mouth ulcers?

Viral outbreak: It could be a viral outbreak such as herpes. Possibly a reaction to a new food, usually citrus. Possibly a severe vitamin deficiency, usually the b complex.. If it doesn't dissipate within 2 weeks, see a dentist or physician for a diagnosis.

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Help please? What is causing these mouth ulcers?

Help please? What is causing these mouth ulcers?

Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal.

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What is the definition or description of: mouth ulcers?

What is the definition or description of: mouth ulcers?

Open sore: A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are a form of herpes.

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What causes mouth ulcers and how to you stop getting them?

Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers can be caused and/or triggered by different things, including infections, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions, nutritional deficiencies, and stress. The most common kinds are canker sores (aphthous stomatitis), the cause of which is not known, and cold sores caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus. You should be evaluated by your doctor and treated accordingly.

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I have mouth ulcers from time to time. What might be the problem : (?

I have mouth ulcers from time to time. What might be the problem : (?

Autoimmune: Though some oral sores can be viral like herpetic lesion, intraoral and extraoral. Most lesions are not. I would think these lesion may be autoimmune in nature. Like lichen planis or a common canker sore. Inflammatory and intestinal lining (skin) can be a responsive occurrence. These can be triggered like some oral skin affliction. You may be prone to different types of sores. Good luck.

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How do I prevent mouth ulcers?

How do I prevent mouth ulcers?

Talk to your dentist: There are many causes for mouth ulcers ranging from food sensitivity, vitamin device cy, stress, infections, hormonal, and the list goes on. It is important for you to talk to a dentist about your particular case.

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Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Perhaps: Some mouth ulcers are the result of a herpes virus, while others are not. Mouth ulcers that recur in the same spot many times are often due to the herpes virus.

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Could I use lidocaine for mouth ulcers?

Could I use lidocaine for mouth ulcers?

Yes: Yes, works quite well. Follow instructions to avoid overdose. Make sure your mouth ulcers are diagnosed by an md or dds to make sure you don't have oral cancer.

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Top medicine for preventing mouth ulcers?

No panacea: Just like there is no "top medicine" for curing, say, abdominal pain, mouth ulcers can come from a variety of causes. You should make sure you know what you're treating, before you self-medicate, but if warm, salt-water rinses don't clear up ulcers after a few days, you need dental/medical attention. Mix 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz warm water, rinse for 1-2 min 2-3x/day.

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What is the effective cure for mouth ulcers?

Find the cause: The only truly effective cure is to find out what is causing them, which could be anything from a specific food or beverage to an internal problem involving the digestive tract or other organs. You may need a doctor's help in finding the cause.

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Mouth ulcers how to prevent and treat them?

Aphthous ulcer: Aphthous (canker) ulcers may be caused by eating citrus fruits (e.g., oranges and lemons), physical trauma, stress, lack of sleep, food allergies, immune system reactions, and vitamin deficiencies b12/folate, and iron. Treat with salt water rinse or over-the-counter mouthwashes, and non-prescription local anesthetics. Prescription oral-liquid steroids may help. These ulcers are very common.

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Could I have genial herpes from mouth ulcers?

Waht?: Can you get gential herpes through a mouth ulcer? Or is a mouth ulcer caused by gential herpes? If you already have gential herpes, on the gentials, the mouth ulcers are not casued by gential herpes. If you have not had gential herpes no ulcer is required to get them. Simply mucosal membrane to same contact - anywhere. Most people infected do not exhibit symptoms and are only contagious when have.

Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...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