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Have painful canker sore in back of mouth. Have pain in jaw and ear. Cure?

I have what appears to be a canker sore on the upper right back corner of my mouth. It is extremely painful. I am also experiencing pain under my jaw bone on the side and it is tender to the touch. My ear also is slightly painful ( more of an annoyance rather than pain). In just the last few months, I have had recurrent canker sore and I never used to get them. What s going on?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

Presence of canker sore on the upper right back corner of mouth can be attributed to:
1. Emotional stress
2. Lack of certain vitamins and minerals in the diet (like iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12)
3. Poor oral hygiene
4. Hormonal changes
5. Food allergies

Management involves:
1. Maintaining proper oral hygiene
2. Use of antiseptic mouthwash & gargles
3. Analgesics to provide symptomatic relief
4. Multivitamin & multi mineral supplementation
5. Avoiding hot, spicy food, alcohol & smoking

If it still persist, it will be better to consult an ENT specialist & get a proper examination done.
Based on that, appropriate management steps could be taken.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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