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White Ulcer On Throat
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
Speech disability: An oral surgeon ENT needs to evaluate your ulcers. They can rx a mouth rinse that is a temporary fix. Dental elixir 123/ miracle mouth rinse, is a formulation of benadry/ vicous lidocaine/ and malox. It only numbs the throat. Nothing else. Good luck with the speech. ...Read more
Examination: Throast ulcers can be due to a variety of disorders. Some benign, some life threatening. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
QUESTION UNCLEAR?: Not sure where the ulcers are exactly? In your throat? ...Read more
I've had one big ulcer near my throat for over a week. When should I start worrying? Hurts like a mofo.
I've had, what seems to be an ulcer sitting at the back of my throat for over a week now. What should I do?
Aphthous ulcer: Aphthous ulcers (canker sore) are the most common cause of ulcers seen in the mouth area. The exact cause is unknown but they are not infectious or contagious. Some of the contributing factors are stress, genetics, injury to mouth, changes in hormone levels. Oragel is OTC gel for pain relief. Triamcinolone in Orabase is an Rx that can speed healing see: http://bit. Ly/1ySZhAy ...Read more
Throat pain: There are several ways to treat a sore throat- salt water gargles, listerine zero rinses, cepacol rinses- all over the counter oral rinses that will assist with keeping the area clean and assist in promoting healing. Motrin can assist, to coat the ulcer, a cocktail of maalox and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with or without some lido swish and spit can cover the sore so you can eat and swallow. Dds/md rx needed. ...Read more
See your doctor: I would first make sure of the cause of that ulcer. Please see your doctor. Once we know the cause the treatment becomes more predictable. ...Read more
Throat ulcer/spot: Oral-pharynx marks spots ulcers need professional evaluation without delay. They are usually benign, but may be something else too. ...Read more
Bulimia: There is no fixed time, if you are sensitive you can get ulcers, electrolyte imbalance can happen anytime. ...Read more
Ulcers Where?: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
Drink what?: We need to stay hydrated, even if you have a sore throat. It's very rare that we would tell you not to drink plenty of water & fluids. You'll know that you're drinking enough fluids when you urinate pale or clear urine regularly. Obviously, avoid those fluids that irritate your throat, especially w/throat ulcer. Water should be fine. No benefit from sugar-sweetened drinks. Follow up closely w/doc. ...Read more
Consult with ENT: You must be under the care of an ear nose ; throat specialist. That ulcer could be due to many kinds of infectious organisms. Cultures should be done to identify the cause. Also what looks like an ulcer could also be the beginning of a cancer and that also has to be ruled out. ...Read more
It depends on the cause/how far back in the throat/general health/smoking habits/oral habits
if the cause was mechanical, then it should heal on its own in a few days...Gargling with a mild salt water may help.
There are many systemic diseases that can cause/result in an ulcerations in the mouth/throat...See your doc immediately if it doesn't resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Throat ulcer: Usually ulcers which although quite annoying and painful, are self limited and resolve on their own in 10 to 14 days. If recurrent they should be evaluated. If sexually active, an std (herpes, syphilis, should be considered) and must be tested. Unfortunately, supportive care often prescribed for 'simple' ulcers (salves, creams, rinses, lotions, etc) is of little benefit. ...Read more
Throat ulcers. Dr gave me lidocaine, not helping. Cant eat or drink. What can I do, this pain is unbearable.
It depends: It depends on how long they have been there, Lidocaine is just a numbing medication, it won't treat them, if they have been there for more than a couple of weeks I advise you to see a physician. ...Read more
Location: Ulcers in the stomach are usually related to deficient protection mechanisms against acid or a hormone-driven overproduction thereof. In the throat, they are more likely to be related to a viral eruption or, less commonly, cancer. Get checked by a GI and/or ENT who can look at both for you and give you personalized advice. ...Read more
See a doctor: Canker sores are the most common ulcer but they don't bleed unless bitten. Bleeding is a worrisome sign and should be seen by a physician to ensure it is not malignant. There is no debate on this. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: There are many conditions which can cause these types of symptoms. Most are viral or bacterial. Some can be fairly harmless, like acommon cold. Some can be very serious and need immediate treatment. If your symptoms persist more than a couple of days, or if they're getting worse (especially if you have a fever), see a doctor right away. You might be very sick, & you can't diagnose this yourself. ...Read more