Chlorhexidine is a disinfectant solution with antiseptic properties and has numerous uses. It includes pre-surgical disinfection, wound cleaning, limiting dental plaque, treating oral yeast infections, and preventing urinary catheter blockage. Adverse effects of using chlorhexidine are allergic reaction, discoloration of teeth, and irritation of the skin. Chlorhexidine mouthwash helps in reducing dental plaque and treats mild gingivitis.

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How to treat the awful taste and tooth infection in my oral cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, My dentist told me I have a tooth infection, but did not seem too worried and said I could wait until next month to extract it as that is when I will have insurance. This was a week ago. Since then I have been having moderate sinus headaches. Is this something that I should be worried...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question, I can understand your concern. The taste may be because of the pus discharge from the draining sinus into the mouth. In case there are such symptoms, you need to take a course of antibiotics and you can wait till next month and if the sym...  Read Full »

The back of my gum is hurting. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, The back of my gum has been hurting and it is red. I do not know why. I do not know if it has anything to do with my wisdom teeth because they are all in except one. It was peeking in the gums the last time the dentist checked them and did not say anything. So, I do not know what it c...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At your age, the wisdom teeth start erupting. This is the most probable cause, in my opinion. But, if it is hurting too much and your sleep is disturbed, it can be from an infection of the underlying mucosa surrounding the tooth. I suggest you use Chlorhexidine mouth...  Read Full »

Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

How do oral herpes sore look?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sore on the outside of my lower gum. My girlfriend, who is a dental assistant, told me that it is just a canker sore and it will go away. Now, I have one on the inside of the upper gum towards the roof of my mouth. If the second one is also a canker sore or is this som...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are called aphthous ulcers and commonly known as canker sores (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why they occur is unknown. It could be a good allergy or vitamin B12 deficiency or stress ulcers. They occur as often as every two to three mo...  Read Full »

What should I use to stop getting boils on stomach, thighs, and back permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had boils/eruptions on my stomach, thighs and back for the past one or two years. My local dermatologist had diagnosed this as furunculosis and I completed several courses of antibiotics and two weeks of Rcin course as well. However, once the treatment was discontinued, these boil...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unfortunately, your photos are not zoomed clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but whatever I made out I go with furunculosis and your clinical history and response also favor that. Furuncles are caused by a bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It is a har...  Read Full »

What could cause small bumps in tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hurt places on my tongue, and I am currently scared because I never had any type of oral engagement and I am nervous. I have very small bumps, but I think I may be overreacting.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Upload an image of the bumps having white ulcers, they can be as simple as an aphthous ulcer to many serious issues. As you have mentioned no oral engagement, please do not take it otherwise but if you are comfortable letting me know if any history of unprotected ...  Read Full »

I have some discomfort in throat following cold. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. I had a pretty bad cold three weeks ago. The cold seems to have subsided, but my lingual tonsils seem to be enlarged. I also have little bumps on the back of my throat. I have drainage in the bottom of my throat as well. Also, a few patches of white under my right tonsi...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lingual tonsils may get enlarged during an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. Also with details you have provided it appears that you have some remnant inflammation in your upper respiratory tract. That is causing the granular pharyngitis, tonsillitis and ...  Read Full »

How to stop teeth from tingling?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fuzzy feeling in my teeth. Kind of like a tingling it is not really pain but it sends chills through my gums and it has been going on for like four days. How should I stop it?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Try using Sensodyne sensitive or any toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Apply toothpaste on teeth that are giving you tingling sensations for 2 or 3 minutes like cream then after it do gentle brushing, not vigorous one. Follow this routine for two weeks. Use Chlorhexidine mo...  Read Full »

There is a dent in my hard palate after eating something hot. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was eating a hot curry last week when the top of my mouth blistered over as if I had burnt the hard palate, which I thought was unusual as I felt the heat on my tongue first but did not. The blister has gone but left a small dent in my hard palate which I am concerned about as it is...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, this is common. You do not need to worry. The mucosa of palate is very sensitive as compared to the tongue. So it gets affected easily. You just put an Oral gel Clinica (Chlorhexidine with Metronidazole) gel on the spot for three days and three times a day. Then gi...  Read Full »

What is the blister-like bump in gums causing occasional pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I found about a week ago this slightly raised bump in the gums between my two front teeth (front and back). It does not look like there is puss in it. The first two days were very painful and hard to eat. The next couple days after that, there really was not any pain. It is just a real...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. Most probably it can be because of hormonal imbalance at this age. This is called age-related gingivitis and it will heal with time. Do not mess with it too much. For relief and quick control, you can...  Read Full »

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