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What can be done for a sore in the mouth?

What can be done for a sore in the mouth?

Probably little: Generally these small ulcers are painful and we do not know the cause, but they clear up in about a week. On the other hand they may be due to herpes simplex virus, syphilis can produce mouth ulcers, as can coxsackie virus. Without seeing it and having more information the best advice is that if it persists, have it seen by your primary care 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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What can be done for sore mouth ulcers?

What can be done for sore mouth ulcers?

Topical numbing: First, there are many causes for mouth ulcers. These range from unknown through allergies, hot/spicy food or other things to cancer. If an ulcer has been present for more than two weeks it needs to be checked by a dentist. If ulcers come and go frequently then it may be possible to determine the cause and treat them. If they appear seldom and heal quickly then a toical anesthetic would help. ...Read more

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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I suffer from mouth ulcers and a sore tongue r both are self - limiting GP has done a tests includin FBC LFTs Ferritin vit B12 repeating last2 why?

I suffer from mouth ulcers and a sore tongue r both are self - limiting GP has done a tests includin FBC LFTs  Ferritin vit B12  repeating last2 why?

?HSV1: You may have an over abundance of HSV1 which is common for causing the basic cold sore, as well as Apthous ulcers. There are anti-virals which can help shorten the duration of your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

If it is caused by: Herpes you should take oral valtrex, (valacyclovir) that is the quickest way to get rid of it. Your doctor can prescribe that for you. ...Read more

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What can I use for a sore in the mouth? Glycerine is not helping and what could be the cause of it?

What can I use for a sore in the mouth? Glycerine is not helping and what could be the cause of it?

Needs to be seen: We can't see the sore and therefore can't diagnose what you have. Since we can't diagnose what you have, we can't tell you how to treat the sore. You will need to see a dentist or physician in order to help you. Salt water rinses may help. Any sore remaining more than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed! ...Read more

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What causes sore in the mouth? Found it brushing teeth?

What causes sore in the mouth? Found it brushing teeth?

Canker Sores: Can be linked to problems with the body's immune defense system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. They usually heal without any treatment in about two weeks or so. In office treatment we use debacterol, a medication containing 50% sulfonated phenolics and 30% sulfuric acid. They heal in two days. Dr. Use only. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take some lysine for a cold sore in the mouth?

Would it be okay to take some lysine for a cold sore in the mouth?

Lysine: Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. ...Read more

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What is a canker sore in the mouth and is it permanent?

What is a canker sore in the mouth and is it permanent?

No: An aphthous ulcer or canker sore is a type of ulcer that presents as a painful open sore inside the mouth or upper throat characterized by a break in the mucous membrane. Its cause is unknown, but they are not contagious. They usually last 7-10 days. ...Read more

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