Patient discussion about mouth

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Q. What is Mouth cancer?

My grandfather has been diagnosed with mouth cancer. What is it? Is it dangerous?
A1Cancer of the mouth is dangerous as are all cancers. The earlier this cancer is detected, the better the survival rates are. If the cancer is caught in the first stage the survival rates can go up to 90% of patients surviving five years and most of these will be cured.
A2Cancer of the lip, tongue, gums and floor of the mouth are the most common types of mouth cancer. Less often it involves the inside of the cheeks or the palate. It may also start in one of the salivary glands, or spread to the mouth from surrounding areas such as the throat or nose.

Q. What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

I have an ulcer in my mouth that won't go away, could it be cancer?
A1Have you had this ulcer for a long time? over 3 weeks?
If so, consult your GP however don't be alarmed as it isn't necessarily cancer, though it's always better to check it out and not neglect it.
A2The symptoms for cancer of the mouth are:
an ulcer or sore in your mouth
a red or white patch in your mouth
an unexplained pain in your mouth or ear
an unexplained lump in your neck
a sore or painful throat
a croaky voice or difficulty swallowing

See your doctor or dentist if any of these symptoms last longer than three weeks.

Q. which is a very good treatment for mouth ulcer

A1drink butter milk.
A2There are many causes of mouth ulcers, and the treatment may depend on the specific cause. However, if you refer to aphthae, than symptomatic treatment may include several drugs that ameliorate the inflammation. However, these drugs are prescribed by a doctor, so I can't really recommend any of them here. You may read more here:

www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/001448.htm

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins?

I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?
A1yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9
A2Nope, no one really knows the real cause of them. They are considered to be an autoimmune reaction of some kind. I get them from pressure and from dry heat. Maybe you changed your diet in the past 6 months? Try avoid Eating tomatoes (of all kinds, even cooked) for a while see if it helps.

Q. What are the effects of alcoholism on the oral cavity?

I have to make a presentation on this topic, and I would like to know what are the main pathological effects of chronic alcoholism on the oral cavity, I know that it is a carcinogen, but it mainly acts as a promoter, is there any cancer that is caused by alcohol abuse?
A1alcohol can interact harmfully with several medications commonly used in dental treatment. Alcohol intensifies the depressant effect of barbituates and tranquilizers creating a higher risk of deep sedation and unconsciousness. Following treatment, the ability to drive may be impaired. Medications used to control high blood pressure and angina have a dilating effect on the blood vessels which is intensified by alcohol.

The result is a higher likelihood of low blood pressure and fainting. Even the action of aspirin is intensified by alcohol, causing excessive bleeding by disrupting clot formation
A2here is a scientific article about one phenomenon of many:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119226093/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
A3Excessive use of alcohol has many harmful effects on health, some of which affect dental treatment. These include things like; (1) Bleeding disorders resulting from damage to the liver and the bone marrow. (2) Liver damage and disease which compromise general health and reduces resistance to infection. (3) An increased risk of oral cancer. (4) Increased likelihood of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Q. mouth ulcer and difficulty to swallow, below right side of inner tongue

guggle salt water and vinigar dose'nt help
Ahow big is it? mouth ulcers has a reason why they happen. sometimes a broken tooth, biting a sharp metal, a prosthetic that doesn't sit well..that sort of things. but sometimes it is caused by other stuff. any way, oral hygiene may relieve some of the symptoms. Topical (rubbed on) antihistamines, antacids, corticosteroids, or other soothing preparations may be recommended for applying on top of the ulcer. Avoid hot or spicy foods.

Q. What are the symptoms of tongue cancer?

I have a white patch on my tongue for quite a while. I tried scratching it off but it starts bleeding. Is it cancer?
AThe symptoms of tongue cancer may include:
A red or white patch on the tongue, that will not go away
A sore throat that does not go away
A sore spot on the tongue that does not go away
Pain when swallowing
Numbness in the mouth that will not go away
Unexplained bleeding from the tongue (that is, not caused by biting your tongue or other injury)
Pain in the ear (rare)
However, don't be alarmed as these symptoms may be due to a less serious medical condition. But it is important to check symptoms with your GP just to make sure.
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