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What can be done for a sore in the mouth?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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