Mouth Ulcer

Mouth ulcers, otherwise called canker sores or aphthous ulcers, are small red, painful open sores that develop in the mouth. They can appear on the mucous membrane of the gums, floor of the mouth, lips, and corner of the mouth. Oral injury, stress, food allergy, vitamin deficiency, braces, and hormonal changes can result in such mouth ulcers.

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I am getting mouth sores when I eat anything. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting sores in my mouth when I eat anything. Also, I get the feeling in my mouth as if I am eating something sour and it is annoying. I get it around the same time every year for a couple of occasions. It usually starts around my exams. I am a 15 year old female. My height is 158 c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sores occur due to deficiency of vitamin B and also due to excessive stress. You should try to avoid stress using relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, etc. I suggest vitamin B complex supplement like capsule Zevit once a day for a week. It should res...  Read Full »

Can accidentally injured gums during dental treatment get infected?

Query: Hi doctor,I went to the dentist five days ago for three fillings and he also cut my gum. I forgot what he called it, and I guess it as periodontal. It is burning because of gingivitis. As of two days ago, my gum on the opposite side was swollen and visible when I smile. It hurts to eat, touch, or ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The accidental cut of the gums at the dental clinic will not infect the gums. It might bleed for a few minutes and stop. Also, the gums would have been healed by now.The swelling you are talking about should be for some other reason. The description of pain you give makes ...  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 are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring mouth ulcers every 15 days and remain for more than two weeks. I tried medicine, but it is not working. I am facing this problem for the last nine years. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mouth ulcers can occur due to so many reasons like 1) Bacterial or viral infection. 2) Underlying medical conditions. 3) Long-term medication intake. 4) Psychological stress and anxiety. 5) Digestive issues. 6) Dehydration. 7) Hormonal or immune-related condit...  Read Full »

How to know whether I am allergic to latex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had oral sex with a condom. I got a white dot on the top of the roof as well a lesion in the mouth. I have attached the picture. I believe I am allergic to latex. Is this an allergic reaction? Or what can it be? What can I do to make this go away? It has been like this for two days.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here is how to check if you are allergic to latex. If you think oral sex had lead to such an allergic reaction, then it should be present in one to two days from the contact of lat...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting mouth ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor,I get mouth ulcers several times a year.And it is painful and causes difficulty while having food.Should I go for any checkup? Is it because of any deficiency?Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do understand that a mouth ulcer can be very bothersome. They can occur due to multiple reasons. The cause can be as simple as some minerals deficiency to certain systemic diseases. If this is repeatedly happening, it requires further evaluati...  Read Full »

Why did I get a large white ulcer under my tongue after the front tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a minor accident when I was around 11 and that led part of the crown of the front tooth chipped off. The abscess started forming under the tooth in my 20s. But, it was occasional and did not hurt. I would just put some pressure on my gums and it will come out. I had undergone root ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It looks like an ulcer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It will take 10 to14 days to heal.My advice is to avoid spicy food, alcohol, aerated beverages and smoking.Have a bland diet, increase protein in your diet and have Vitamin B12 complex tablet once dai...  Read Full »

Can AL amyloidosis result in a swollen tongue, mouth sores, and decline eGFR?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swollen tongue with teeth marks, tiny blood blisters on my inner cheeks with canker sores, and lumps on my uvula for a month. My blood reports are normal. No one in my home is sick. I do not have any cold symptoms or sore throat. I have pain only from the lesions. I have some bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the concern, you have tiny papillomatous lesions over the uvula. You do not need to worry as your reports are normal. One of the common reasons for having multiple lesions on the oral cavity is nutrition deficiency. I advise you take tablet Vitamin complex one ta...  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 »

How to eliminate recurring ulcers in the neck, shoulder blade, arm, chin, and mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these recurring ulcers on my neck, shoulder blade, arm, chin, and the side of the mouth. Not all that painful and sometimes not painful at all. They appear to be tracking along with the lymphatic system. Ulcers generally start as a tiny red dot. If bumped, scratched, etc., they de...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the case. I have been to get access to your laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) only, and you have not uploaded any picture of your skin lesion for evaluation. Now, based upon your history and lab report, my diagnosis ...  Read Full »

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