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sore

 [sor]
a popular term for any lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.
bed sore popular term for pressure ulcer.
cold s's herpes febrilis.
desert sore a form of tropical phagedenic ulcer seen in desert areas of Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.
pressure sore pressure ulcer.

canker sore

n.
A small, painful ulcer or sore, usually of the mouth.

canker sore

an ulcerous lesion of the mouth, characteristic of aphthous stomatitis. It is hereditary and not contagious. Sodium lauryl sulfate, which is present in most toothpastes, may worsen the symptoms. See also aphthous stomatitis.

canker sore

One or more painful, recurrent ulcers of the oral cavity or vermilion border, preceded by tenderness and pruritus, which begins as an erythematous indurated papule that rapidly erodes, leaving an ulcer covered with greyish exudate. Time from onset to healing: ± 10–14 days.

canker sore

Aphthous ulcer, cold sore, fever blister One or more painful, recurrent ulcers of the oral cavity or vermilion border, preceded by tenderness and pruritus, beginning as an erythematous indurated papule that rapidly erodes, leaving an ulcer covered with grayish exudate–time from onset to healing ± 10-14 days; most CSs are idiopathic and may be due to allergy, autoimmunity, drugs, endocrinopathy, infections–viral, nutritional–vitamin deficiency, stress or trauma, with 2º bacterial infections that respond to topical tetracycline; CSs may respond poorly to treatment, and require oral rinses with benadryl, xylocaine and corticosteroids

sore

(sor)
1. Tender; painful.
2. Any type of tender or painful ulcer or lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.

bed sore

Pressure ulcer

canker sore

Aphthous ulcer.

cold sore

A thin-walled blister at the junction of the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips. It is caused by recurrent infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) in those who have antibodies to HSV. Treatment is recommended only for immunocompromised patients, who are given acyclovir.
See: fever blister

Delhi sore

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

desert sore

An ulcer of the skin of the arms or legs, sometimes caused by diphtheria or staphylococci, typically contracted in Australia or Burma.

hard sore

A syphilitic chancre; primary lesion of syphilis.

jungle sore

Infection of the skin or of poorly tended wounds by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, esp. in warm, moist, tropical climates.

Oriental sore

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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PRESSURE SORE

pressure sore

Pressure ulcer.illustration

primary sore

The initial sore or hard chancre of syphilis.

soft sore

Chancroid.

soft venereal sore

A former name for
chancroid.

tropical sore

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

wine sore

A slang term for a superficial infected area of the skin seen in alcoholics with poor personal hygiene. It is erroneously thought to be due to specific action of the wine.

canker sore

A small painful mouth ulcer. See also APHTHOUS ULCER.

Canker sore

A blister-like sore on the inside of the mouth that can be painful but is not serious.

Patient discussion about canker sore

Q. Is it possible to prevent appearance of oral aphthae? I get these a lot and lately I've heard it comes as a result of stress or weak immune system. Is that true? Is there a way to make it go away forever????? anyone who has ever had this annoying thing in his mouth knows what I'm talking about... I know all the possible curing ways- I'm looking for prevention now...thanx!

A. welcome to my life! every time the air get's a little dry i get 1-3 aphthae and can't eat for the next 4-6 days. so i investigated a little, and i'm sorry but right now no one really knows what causes them. they know that from some reason the body get's an immune reaction in the oral mucosa and that causes an ulcer. but a friend of mine went to an Ayurveda therapist that told him to stop eating tomatoes and eggplants (in any way, cooked,baked,fried) and he says he stop getting aphthae. so you might try Ayurveda for prevention. it could help...

Q. aphthous stomatitis can someone please explain me what it is? and what is the best way to treat it?

A. A canker sore (aphthous stomatitis) is an illness that causes small ulcers to appear in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue. What causes aphthous stomatitis (canker sores)?
The exact cause of this disease is not known. There are many factors that are thought to be involved with the development of canker sores, including:

Weakened immune system
Certain allergies may cause the lesions to appear, such as:
Coffee
Chocolate
Cheese
Nuts
Citrus fruits
Potatoes
Stress
Viruses and bacteria

The following are the most common symptoms of aphthous stomatitis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
Ulcers in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue
Ulcers that are covered with a yellow layer and have a red base
For the full article:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/oral/diagnose/aphthous-stomatitis.htm Hope this helps.



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