Thanks for using JustAnswer. Hello Dr.Cliff here. Are you available?
There are many different lesions that appear in the mouth. I am thinking trauma to the tongue could have caused these ulcers. Trying to rule out thrush and other leukcoplakias. Is there any way you can send me a picture through www.mediafire.com.
Sorry so late...
i could only describe it to you
Can the white spots be scraped off?
no it seems to be puss
but there are a few and i have used listerine and crest mouthwash and now today started using homeremedy hot water and salt
Are they spread out on the floor of the mouth on both sides? or are they concentrated in one area?
mainly just under my tongue. i have noticed that i now have two forming on the bottom of my tongue
i guess if you were to look at it. the area that would separate my tongue. a ligament i guess is where it is concentrated
Some personal questions...are you sexually active?
Oral sex recently?
no just kissing
haven't ventured there yet
Sorry, trying to rule out some possibilities. That is one of them.
no no thats fine. i was hoping that would be ruled out first anyway
Have you noticed them anywhere else in your mouth or only on floor of mouth
just the floor. concentrated in the one spot
You mentioned "pus". Does it look like they are draining? Do they hurt?
they don't hurt per say, but at times they do. it seems to be moving up my tongue to i can see what looks like veins as to where the new "blisters" formed
it has only been a week, but still would like to know
You have me stumped right now....there are several types of ulcers I am thinking of, but all are not concentrated just in the area you are talking about. Give me a little time on this. I will check my pathology books in the morning at my office and see what I can find. I will follow up with you when I get to my books....sorry for the delay, but I need to do a little research.
Are you in school? Stressed? What is your race and nationality?
I have a camera now and will see if i can figure it out and send you some pics
yes, no, hispanic
If you can get a picture of it...you can go to www.mediafire.com post it on there. once posted open the picture up. You will see a URL box with the link of your photo. Use your right mouse button and copy the link. Then come back to this page and in a reply to me click the right button again and paste the link....I would then be able to see the photo. Give a try and I will chat with you tomorrow.
thanks i will try
this is today's pics
i will be off and on so tell me what you think
Hello, just checked this...I responded to you this morning, but see it did not go through to you.
The pictures you took were awesome. I believe what you are dealing with are "Apthous Ulcers" . This is what the pictures look like to me. The etiology of the ulcers are not quite certain. So hard to say what caused these to erupt. Some suggestions have been they come from stress, vitamn deficiency, herpectic virus, and autoimmune. There are several ways to treat them. Antibiotics and anti inflammatory medicines. I always keep medicine in my office for this medicine. I like to give my patients for Kenalog in Orbase. It is a paste that you can rub over the ulcers. It numbs them up for several hours and helps speed the recovery. Unfortunaely you can't get this stuff over the counter, you will have to have a prescription for it. You can apply the paste 3-4 times a day. I included .http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000701/149.html a link for you.. It is an apthous ulcers. I will provided you with a ton of options and treatment Best of Luck..
I was actually able to see my dentist in short time and he prescribed me APHTHASOL. Would this stuff do the trick? Also an important question, are they (the ulcers) contagious? Or can I live life as normal?
Hello again, glad you were able to get it checked by your dentist.
Yes, the medicine he prescribed is used to treat canker sores. This will work fine.
It is a paste that can be be applied over the ulcers to help clearing the up.
As far as being contagious, aphthous ulcer causes are unknown, but not contagious. Once they clear up and go away, they may reappear again. Unfortunately this is something that you may have to deal with for a while. You never know when they reappear since we don't really know what is the main cause. You have nothing to worry about though as far as passing them on to someone else.
thanks Dr. Cliff, you have been a big help
Glad your dentist thought they were ulcers also.
haha me to
oh one more thing
Best of Luck!
right around were the ulcers are i try to apply the paste but it is rather difficult do to my saliva that accumluates
how should the past look when applied
There is a saliva duct on that muscle on the floor of the mouth. You may need to get a q-tip and try to dry the ulcer off, then try to get the paste to stick. When everything is wet it is hard to get that paste to stay....so try to dry each ulcer before applying it and see if that helps...it can be aggrevating
so i have experienced already... thanks again
yes, the paste can make a mess and taste like crap also...