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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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Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Salt water rinses: Seem to help with oral irritations of all kinds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of mouth ulcers?

How do I get rid of mouth ulcers?

Depends on the cause: Mouth ulcers can be caused by many different things, including infections and autoimmune diseases. The most common causes are aphthous ulcers and type 1 herpes. You should be evaluated by your doctor and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Any ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Type of Ulcer?: Oral or mouth ulcers can be caused by several different conditions. Most common are apthous ulcers which usually dissapear in 7-10 days without treatment. However any ulcer should be examined by your doctor for proper diagnosis. Ulcers can be caused by many types of diseases such as a simple cold sore , cheek or lip bitting, std, certain types of oral cancer or many other health conditions. ...Read more

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Any easy ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Any easy ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Yes, Listerine: Listerine purple bottle 30 second rinses 2-3x/day help it heal faster. If you use the mouthrinse when it first develops, it will keep it small and possibly not develop into a larger size. It goes away much faster than the usual 2 weeks long time frame of pain. You can also use rx apthasol by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get rid of mouth ulcers?

What is a good way to get rid of mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers: There are a number of causes of mouth ulcers and most will heal within 7-10 days. If yours does not heal, feels like it is getting worse or you have swelling or increasing pain, then it is important to see a dentist. In the meantime avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods and drinks. OTC pain medications will help. ...Read more

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Are there fast ways to get rid of mouth ulcers?

No: There's no fast way to heal the ulcers, but you can cover them with orabase or zilactin and that helps reduce discomfort. Both are found over the counter in drug stores. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mouth ulcers made worse by rinse?

Examination: There are many reasons for ulcers so without details it's hard to give more info but going to your doctor will help. ...Read more

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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