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A question about whether an individual has or had mouth or lip sores or ulcers

Symptoms of Mouth Ulcers

The following features are indicative of Mouth Ulcers:
  • burning
  • itching
  • stinging
  • weight loss
It is possible that Mouth Ulcers shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Mouth Ulcers

The following are the most common causes of Mouth Ulcers:
  • stress
  • food allergies
  • lack of vitamins
  • lack of minerals
  • hormonal changes

Risk Factors for Mouth Ulcers

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Mouth Ulcers:
  • family history
  • environment factors

Prevention of Mouth Ulcers

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Mouth Ulcers. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • maintain good oral hygiene
  • vitamin B12 supplementation
  • sufficient nutrient intake

Occurrence of Mouth Ulcers

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Mouth Ulcers cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Not common between 50K - 500K cases

Common Age Group

Mouth Ulcers most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-35 years

Common Gender

Mouth Ulcers can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Mouth Ulcers

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Mouth Ulcers:
  • Blood tests: To determine deficiencies of iron

Doctor for Diagnosis of Mouth Ulcers

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Mouth Ulcers:
  • Dermatologist
  • Oral medicine physicians

Complications of Mouth Ulcers if untreated

It is not know if Mouth Ulcers causes complications if left untreated.

Procedures for Treatment of Mouth Ulcers

The following procedures are used to treat Mouth Ulcers:
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy: Give relief from pain

Self-care for Mouth Ulcers

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Mouth Ulcers:
  • Clean mouth thoroughly: Use salt water or baking soda to rinse mouth
  • Avoid spicy food: Avoid acidic or spicy foods to decrease the risk
  • Brush the teeth gently

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Mouth Ulcers

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Mouth Ulcers:
  • Consumption of nutritional supplements: Eating some specific nutrients such as folate, vitamin B-6, vitamin B12 or zinc
  • Mouth rinses: Mouth rinse containing dexamethasone reduces pain and inflammation

Time for Treatment of Mouth Ulcers

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Mouth Ulcers to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Within 1 week

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Mouth Ulcers.

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