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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What are the sores that are caused after trauma from dental treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 45-year-old female. Seven days ago, I had a crown replaced at the very back of my top left side (the old crown chipped and broke off). My mouth is very small, so the dental staff often has difficulty working in the back of my mouth. When the hygienist used one of the suc...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images enclosed (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I will suggest a series of instructions in the follow-up messages. Please go through and follow accordingly. If any doubts, you can always follow up. Usually, such ulcers or sore...  Read Full »

I have a red circle in my mouth that is not painful. What can this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red circle on the inside of my mouth that is not painful, but I have had it for about two weeks. I have a history of reoccurring mouth ulcers and cold sores due to my habit of picking and biting at my lips and cheek due to my anxiety.  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. However, after reading your case history, I am sure that your oral ulcers occur due to stress. Usually, it happens among females who also have so many other issues due to hormonal and menstrual changes. Therefore, you will have to work on yo...  Read Full »

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 shou...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take for throat irritation post LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years now. Last Monday got LASIK¬†for my eyes and in recovery phase this week. I had cold before that which has increased and continuing till now. I have throat irritation and slight nose block for which I took Otrivin at night for 2 days but still not much improvement. What table...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If I was your treating physician, I would recommend you over-the-counter cough syrups like Syrup Grilinctus (contains Dextromethorphan hydrobromide, Chlorpheniramine maleate, Guaifenesin and A...  Read Full »

What would be the differential diagnosis based on the biopsy report of the cheek?

Query: Hello doctor, If the biopsy report of the cheek (buccal mucosa, left) showed chronically inflamed stratified squamous epithelium and underlying fibrous connective tissue, which contains a number of irregularly shaped vascular spaces approximately the size of normal capillaries that contain numerous ...  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The current biopsy results indicate a lichenoid type of lesion in the buccal mucosa. This type of picture can be seen due to various causes ranging from allergens to systemic drugs, anything causing irritation (like dentures), etc. Though the presence of rash, uveit...  Read Full »

My son is 3.5-years-old,.and having fever past 3 days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3.5 years old. He had a sudden fever three days back. His doctor gave CBP, CRP, and many other tests. I am attaching the reports here. Then we suddenly noticed ulcers in his mouth as he was refusing food. We took him to the doctor the next day, and he gave him an ointment Cleno...  Read Full »


Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son has an infection, viral or bacterial. It is most likely a viral infection, and it will take 5 to 7 days for a complete cure. His poop is pale because he is not eating normally. It will be as expected when he starts eating normally after the illness. The SGO...  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 »

I have a lot of pain in my erupting left lower wisdom tooth. Any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cluster of white rings near a tooth on the roof of my mouth. My left lower wisdom tooth is coming out, and I have a failed root canal on the same side as the wisdom tooth. I am in a lot of pain, and I cannot eat. I keep biting my cheeks because the left side is swollen. Any s...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.White rings can be due to ulceration or traumatic injury. A clinical examination is a must for ruling out what exactly it is. For the wisdom tooth, I think it is pericoronitis, that is, the inflammation of the gum flap around the wisdom tooth. I would suggest anti-inflammat...  Read Full »

I have a white spot on my tongue. Could it be a developing cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white spot on the tongue. It feels raised and rough. Please see the attached picture. What could it be?   Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Do you have any symptoms related to it? It might be inflammation or an epithelial thickening, which will resolve within a week or two. Sometimes, it can be a precursor to a simple develo...  Read Full »

Following delivery and blood transfusion, developed blisters on face. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby through normal delivery 15 days before, and I got one unit of blood transfused. Yesterday, I got rashes and blisters only on my face, which keeps increasing. What to do? Please help. I am taking antibiotics, multivitamins, calcium, and iron supplements. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood transfusion and antibiotics are the two reasons, which can cause rashes in your situation. You have to wait and watch. If the problem increases, you need to take steps like changing the antibiotics and evaluating blood transfusion. But, if the problem resolves ...  Read Full »

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