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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 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 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 »

Can I swallow Lignocaine for ulcers in the food pipe?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, aged 45 years is going through chemotherapy after a major surgery in which his stomach was removed. He has Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The medication given to him is R-CHOP. Now, it has been 9 days since his second cycle of chemotherapy and he has painful mouth ulcers, one of whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) who is post surgery, chemotherapy can cause loss of appetite. Therefore, Mucaine gel is better and Lignocaine hydrochloride should not be used. It has been observed that swallowing Lignocaine hydrochloride causes nausea and vom...  Read Full »

I am experiencing recurrent blood clots in my mouth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I just delivered a baby five months ago. Since two months, I have this recurrent blood clot in my mouth (photo attached). Whenever I wake up, I feel it, and it comes up as a huge blood clot. Initially, it is not painful but is at the same site each time. And later, it turns into an ulcer ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The bruise on your lower lip looks like bleeding from an ulcer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have mentioned that it is recurrent in the last two months, I suspect it to be the normal oral ulcers. Please do not attempt to pierce it. Keep observ...  Read Full »

What does a small cut at the corner of my mouth indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried, that I may have come in contact with herpes. I woke up this morning with a small cut like marking on the corner of my mouth. My top lip has a red patchy spot on the inside of the lip. Last night, I drank a ton of alcohol, smoked multiple cigarettes and took ecstasy. Is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Drugs like alcohol, ecstasy, and cigarettes reduce saliva secretion and blood flow to our mouth, lips, and gums. A dehydrated oral cavity is prone to mouth ulcer, cancer sores and the lips tend to get chapped and cracked. This could be a si...  Read Full »

I have an oral ulcer due to tooth impingement. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tooth at the very back bottom left side of my mouth that looks like it has grown into my cheek. When I move my cheek out the way it looks like there is an ulcer. It aches and I am struggling to brush my teeth properly. I also have come down with flu symptoms. I do not know if tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? I have seen your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is pericoronitis (inflammation of gums surrounding the wisdom tooth). Your wisdom tooth does not have enough space to come out completely into the mouth and hence a part of...  Read Full »

Why is my bite wound not healing from a month?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I bit my cheeks while eating. I still have a small gray circular spot inside the cheek. It has lessened in color and size, but is still there. It does not hurt and is not a lump. What is it? Should I be worried? It feels like the rest of my cheek except it has a faint g...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry about it. If it becomes painful and fails to heal completely in the next two weeks or have drainage from it or if you develop fever, then I would suggest using topical medication like topical Metronidazole gel.   Read Full »

Is drinking nail polish remover dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about the side effects of ingesting a small amount of nail polish remover. Here is the scenario. My girlfriend used the nail polish remover on her hands to take off her polish. Immediately after that, we were making out. So, I kind of sucked her fingers and nails. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This amount of ingestion of nail polish removal followed by rinsing is not going to cause any ill effects to you except, a change in taste for a few days and oral ulcerations maximum. I do not find any reason to worry. If you have any further queries please ask me. For...  Read Full »

I am unable to eat spicy food after recovering from typhoid fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had typhoid for 3 months and had a swollen mouth with mouth ulcers which subsided along with the typhoid fever. I am unable to consume spicy food even at present. I was taking vitamin C and vitamin B 12 it seemed to help. Kindly suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms of mouth swelling and mouth ulcer following your typhoid treatment can this be due to medication side effects, any history of drug allergy, or ingestion of a hot substance? Kindly take the following medications: ...  Read Full »

Can lymph nodes swell 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 have a fever, ulcers, and a sore throat. Is it herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having 38.3 °C fever daily for past four nights. Two days back, I got some white spots on my scrotum and lots of ulcer in my mouth. I am not sure whether the white spots are ulcers or not, but they do not pain or itch. The fever is intermittent, mostly during evening or night. I do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. The scrotal issues are due to the dryness of the skin and skin hair fo...  Read Full »

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