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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Why do I have an itching and burning sensation in my mouth and lips after recovering from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor,After six months of recovering from the COVID infection, I started feeling itching and burning sensations in my mouth and lips. Sometimes I think that my tongue or lips are swelling. But no one except me sees a swelling. I also have some sores in my mouth. I went to an allergy specialist w...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to your blood allergy tests were negative, it seems like you have some allergies based on the skin prick test. In our practice, we consider the skin prick test as a confirmatory test for allergies. Kindly tell us more about the reflux problem you have, to guide yo...  Read Full »

Are my lymph nodes swollen due to an allergy to fried foods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35-year-old male. I had a fever of 100.2 degrees Fahrenheit on the eighth of last month, which only lasted for a day. But the fever was followed by a few symptoms. After the fever, my lymph nodes at the back of my ear were swollen. I also had a sore throat and mouth ulcers. My body ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you still having enlarged lymph nodes? Are those painful to touch? Is the size still the same as when you observed first? Is there any change? Do you have any throat pain now? Was any throat swab test done? Any blood test? Any difficulty or pain while swall...  Read Full »

I am having mouth ulcers. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from mouth ulcers, and I wonder what may be the cause for it? Is it a serious problem? Should I consult a doctor? Please answer back.   Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You are suffering from aphthous ulcers, they can be caused due to various reasons such as stress, nutritional deficiency (Iron, Vitamin B12 and Folic acid deficiencies), hormonal changes, acid reflux, and tongue t...  Read Full »

I had three wisdom teeth extracted four days ago and now having pain beside the extraction site. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had three wisdom teeth extracted four days ago. The tooth beside the extraction site has been in much pain since the procedure. I cannot bite down on it, and I woke up with a mouth full of blood this morning. I went yesterday for check-up, and the doctor said everything looked fine. Is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So your history and attachments reveal it is a case of trauma to the tooth due to traumatic extraction of wisdom teeth by faulty instrumentation. There is also an aphthous ulcer adjacent to the tooth involved. Text if you feel your tooth is m...  Read Full »

I have abrasions inside my cheeks. Could they be linea alba?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have linea alba as there are abrasions inside my cheeks. I never noticed it but I had a mouth ulcer so I tried to check it. It was a mouth ulcer but there was something else that looks like linea alba. I am applying gels for mouth sores. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will be answering your query shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

What is causing the bumps on the roof of my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bumps in the palatal area, and I am not taking any medications for it. Is this treatable? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. It could be an oral ulcer due to local trauma of mucosa of the oral cavity (due to spicy or hot food). Are you diabetic? Do you smoke or consume alcohol? I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below....  Read Full »

I suffer from mouth ulcers and inflamed sub-mandibular lymph nodes with a history of needle pricks from an intramuscular injection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a needle prick injury in my toe. The status of the patient with HIV was unknown. This happened eight weeks ago, but now Iam experiencing mouth ulcers and inflamed sub mandibular lymph nodes. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. HIV (humman immunodeficiency virus) can be transmitted through needle prick injury from an infected syringe. Since the post-exposure prophylaxis timings have already elapsed, now you can only go for testing as per the recommendations. The s...  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 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 tabl...  Read Full »

My dentist gave me medicines for the painless mouth ulcers on the floor of the mouth, but there was no improvement. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had painless mouth ulcers on the floor of the mouth for over three weeks. I also visited a dentist, and he gave me medicines, but it was not cured. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As per your history, it can either be because of deficiencies like vitamin C or due to recurrent trauma. It can be dangerous too. As you said, it has been there for three weeks and has not gone after taking medication....  Read Full »

I have recently developed mouth ulcers since a week now. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting mouth ulcers repeatedly two to three ulcers in a month. My teeth have become weak. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I will be pleased to help and manage you if you send photographs. However, I cannot precisely diagnose whether it is an aphthous ulcer, herpetic ulcer, traumatic ulcer, or any other thing without checking the attachment photograph of the area...  Read Full »

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