Oral Ulcer

Oral ulcers, otherwise called mouth ulcers or canker sores, are small and painful lesions that can develop in the gums, roof of the mouth, or inside of the cheeks. They are not contagious and are commonly seen in women, teenagers, and individuals with a family history of ulcers. Oral injury, stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, braces, and food sensitivities can all trigger oral ulcers.

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I have a sore pimple between my lower front teeth and lip. How long will it take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, Hi there. Thank you for taking my query. I have a sore pimple present between the bottom front teeth and lower lip. The gums under the teeth base of six teeth look sunken and red. It seems to spread along the gums. I have the issue for two days and have a dental hygiene appointment in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pimple may be an emerging oral ulcer that should go away in a week or two. Apply an oral antibiotic gel two or three times a day. Use a warm saltwater gargle or a mouthwash too. If multiple ulcers emerge, then take vitamin B complex capsules once a day for 15 day...  Read Full »

I have had bad breath for more than a year and it ruined my relationship with my friends. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bad breath for more than a year. I have tried every solution, including mouthwashes, flosses, tongue scrapers, and every other thing the dentist told me, but it did not go away. The smell is significantly worse in my last molar and back of my tongue. This bad breath ruined my...  Read Full »


Dr. Raghu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Bad breath can be caused due to multiple reasons. It can be due to dental conditions like dental caries, periodontitis, or oral ulcers, and systemic conditions like stomach ulcer, tonsillitis, cold, GERD (gastroesophageal...  Read Full »

Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »

Can a mouth sore be a sign of black fungus?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is taking Amphotericin (antifungal) for a suspected black fungus case. We were not in contact within one week of her checkup. Can you let me know if we are in any imminent danger, as I am feeling some sores in my mouth suddenly for the past two days? Is it a spreading disease li...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black fungus or Mucormycosis is an infection that spreads only by air when someone comes into contact with fungal spores. You do not need to worry much as you have had no contact with your aunt for a week. But follow certain precautions like avoiding damp places and us...  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 »

Will smoking cause red and black patches inside the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male, who weighs 90 kg and 6 feet tall. I have pain in my chest and dyspnea from the past four months. For the last ten days, I noticed black and red patches in my mouth. I use tobacco, so I am scared that I have cancer. The spots are present on both side in my mout...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The red and black patches which are painful are mostly oral ulcers. The blackish color should be the effect of the smoking habit. With the history you have given, I suspect it to be nicotine stomatitis, which is ulcers due to smoking. Vitamin B12 deficiency and stress ar...  Read Full »

I have a slight red patch on the gums near a decayed tooth. Is this cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have not been to the dentist in the last seven years. I have three decayed teeth in my mouth. Right above one of them on the outside of my gum a little red patch popped up and then it started to decay. On the other side, that is, on the inside of the gum right above ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to advise you not to panic relating it to cancer. I saw the picture you sent me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is the remnants of your tooth, which is left behind the gums. Your first molar has decayed so much that there is...  Read Full »

What is causing my oral mucous to peel and making the skin rough?

Query: Hello doctor, My oral mucosa is peeling for three months, making the skin rough. And I am peeling it out with my tooth. There are no ulcers, and there is no pain. The doctor prescribed Flagyl, and it does not seem to work.   Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope I can lessen your discomfort. Thanks for the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) you have sent. I think you are having a general deficiency of vitamins, which may be vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. Even there are some ulcers and gene...  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 »

Why do I have a whitish-yellow spot on my tonsil?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I have a whitish-yellow spot on my right tonsil. On Saturday, I found this spot on my tonsil. I went to the doctor who thought it was a bacterial infection and put me on a course of antibiotics. I am into my third day, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent us (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I am quite sure that there is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. The white patch o...  Read Full »

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