Aphthous Ulcer

An aphthous ulcer is otherwise known as a canker sore. It appears as a small, shallow, painful lesion inside the mouth or at the base of the gums. It causes difficulty in eating and talking. The causes are stress, minor injury inside the mouth, and hard brushing. In some cases, it resolves on its own, and in few cases, taking pain-relieving medications helps provide some relief.

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I developed canker sores after biting my lip aggressively. Is that common?

Query: Hi doctor, I got canker sores when I bit my cheeks a few days ago. The first time a sore popped up was when I was around 15 and under the same condition. As far as I can recall, the sores have only popped up after excessively biting my lips and not using my chapstick. I thought they were cold sores,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting us on icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. A canker sore or an aphthous ulcer is a small, shallow sore inside the mouth or at the base of the gums. A canker sore usually does not occur on the lips and is not conta...  Read Full »

Does Losartan and Montelukast cause oral sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white spots on the floor of my mouth, and they are very painful and have a burning sensation on the touch, and I sweat as a result. Also, I have a couple of bumps in my mouth. I take Losartan and Montelukast every day as regular medicine. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope I can lessen your discomfort. White spots can be either recurrent aphthous ulcers, or traumatic ulcers, or herpes stomatitis. I suggest you take tablet Zincovit or tablet Zincostar (vitamins A, B complex, C, D, and E along with minerals such as Magnesium, Ma...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the blister on my lower lip that disappears and reappears after a few days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a clear blister on my lower lip which subsides and reappears after some days. I am taking the tablet Sertraline. Should I be concerned about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhargav Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have a fluid-filled vesicle on the left side of your lower lip. How often does it occur, and do you have any pain? It looks like an aphthous ulcer, which can occur due to anxi...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a cure for my mouth sores and ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from mouth sores, tongue sores, and ulcers. Please help.Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com.There is a whitish-yellow spot on the left corner of the upper and generalized redness of the inner aspect of the lip. Your suspicion could be an oral thrush due to a fungal infection. I do not think it is due to a fungal infection. The most likely diagnosis is t...  Read Full »

I have painful canker sores on the top and back of my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I had the worst outbreak of canker sores in my life. I had 10 or 12 at once, horribly painful, and I could barely eat or drink. Over about two weeks they healed, but I still have a few painless bumps on the top of my tongue and in the back of my mouth. I will attach...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaint and the relevant details and also saw the picture you have attached. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you have mentioned that the ulcers healed two weeks ago and still have few fresh ulcers now, it could be recurrent a...  Read Full »

What can be done for frequent mouth ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an oral ulcer problem. I always get big oral ulcers. Presently, I have three big ulcers. Please help me out.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your statement, it seems that you are having recurrent oral ulcers. Well, I would like to inform you that most commonly, we have two types of oral ulcers. Herpetic ulcers: which is of viral origin. It spreads from one person to another and its treatment is Ac...  Read Full »

What are the home remedies for oral ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have several mouth ulcers near my lower wisdom tooth. Please suggest me a remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern regarding mouth ulcers. However, can you please send some pictures of the same to give a better and accurate diagnosis and remedy?  Read Full »

What caused the lesions on the tip of my tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting canker sores for the past two months. I am attaching the picture. I do not have anything on the lips or any other place on my tongue. It presents on the edge and head of the tongue. Before a day of getting this, I was trying to look inside my mouth using a spoon. I used the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you seem to have canker sores. You can have it due to ingestion of hot foods or tongue bite. I think that you do not have a fever and so I rule out herpes. Please mention whether you have any drug alle...  Read Full »

Can minor inflammation cause tiny red dots on the inside of the lower lip, upper lip, and cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I developed a mouth ucler on the inside of my left cheek yesterday. Upon investigating, I noticed these tiny red dots on the inside of my lower lip, one on my upper lip and another on the inside of my right cheek. I have since developed another ulcer near the red speck on my upper lip. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is clear that the ulcer is not dangerous as per your history and I checked the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks you are having traumatic ulcer in front lower lip and posterior (back) one is perhaps due to splint. Because of stres...  Read Full »

Why am I having white spots on gums?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a small white dot on my gums. It looks like a whitehead. I noticed it a couple of days ago. It is painless. It is just above my left canine. I do not know what it is. It is towards the top of the gum. I have attached the photo. Can you suggest what it could be? I am scared of the de...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like a minor aphthous ulcer, which gives no pain and subsides by itself. Please check if there is any pus discharge, pain in the tooth and any other area of the mouth also has this kind of spots. Aphthous ulcer often causes minimal symptoms or problems. Oral u...  Read Full »

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