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 am experiencing red ulcers and white patches in my mouth. Kindly advice what to do.

Query: Hi doctor, If you remember, I consulted for my aunt the last time about mucormycosis infection. I am having sudden ulcers and patches in my mouth, which are all red only, but I am scared to go out during such a COVID scenario. Please suggest a cure for painful mouth ulcers and white patches on the c...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Yes I do remember. This is the same doctor who answered your query previously for your aunt as well. You need to apply Dentogel or Dologel-CT (Choline Salicylate and Lidocaine) twice a day for 15 days and use a Chlorhexidine 0.12% mouthwash without fail. Get ...  Read Full »

On consuming half a tablet of multivitamin, I acquired a burning sensation in my throat and ulcers on my tongue. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had consumed half a tablet of multivitamin and felt a burning sensation in my throat and stomach. After some time, I developed ulcers in my throat, and after twelve hours, I acquired two ulcers on my tongue and swelling on my face. What should I do? Kindly help me with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.In some patients, certain compounds can cause idiosyncratic reactions. However, it is not familiar with the consumption of multivitamins. All you need to do is stop taking this medicine right now. And apply antacid gel if it is still causing burning in the throat. Also, ...  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 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 »

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. Geethanjali 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 »

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