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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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

Dentist

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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

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

Dentist

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

ENT Otolaryngologist

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

Dentist

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

Dermatologist

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 »

Will painful sores on gum due to hard brushing heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I brushed my gums hard and noticed that my right upper gum got hurt, and it looked red. Then a couple of days later, two white sores appeared. I will see a dentist soon, but since I am traveling, I will not be available for four days and got scared it is something terrible. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understood your concern. Please do not be worried. This is a simple traumatic ulcer (gum ulcer caused due to injury). Any gum ulcers take at least a week to ...  Read Full »

Why am I having white spots on gums?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a small white dot on my gums. It looks like a whitehead. I noticed it a couple of days ago. It is painless. It is just above my left canine. I do not know what it is. It is towards the top of the gum. I have attached the photo. Can you suggest what it could be? I am scared of the de...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like a minor aphthous ulcer, which gives no pain and subsides by itself. Please check if there is any pus discharge, pain in the tooth and any other area of the mouth also has this kind of spots. Aphthous ulcer often causes minimal symptoms or problems. Oral u...  Read Full »

What is the bump on the underside of the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed a large, hard lump on the underside of my tongue. It is grayish white in color and does not hurt at all. It feels like a hard ball in my tongue. Also, I have other small red bumps. I do not know how long they have been there and I just noticed it before two days. These ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hard lump under your tongue is mostly inflammation which usually gets very hard due to the structure of tongue. The bumps are formed when the inflamed tongue presses against the teeth causing that particular pattern.The inflammation of tongue usually becomes very h...  Read Full »

There is a sore on my tongue which is recurring at the same spot. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,The lateral edge of my tongue has a sore which is recurring on the same spot from the last six months and it is painless. It gets cured but keeps coming back after some days. I consulted a few ENT doctors. I was given a vitamin tablet, but nothing helped. My uric acid level is 9.2 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A recurring ulcer at the same site which is getting cured completely in between is a sign of some chronic irritation that might be due to a sharp tooth or tobacco use. As the ulcer gets healed, it means that it is not malignant. But, it would be better to get it examin...  Read Full »

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