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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore. How can I tell?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Don't guess/get exam

You can't; get exam. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing.
However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted).

In brief: Don't guess/get exam

You can't; get exam. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing.
However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted).
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Ulcers

H. F. M. Disease usually presents on kids less than 5 years old.
Oral ulcers in that disease are yellowish.

In brief: Ulcers

H. F. M. Disease usually presents on kids less than 5 years old.
Oral ulcers in that disease are yellowish.
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