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Question: A few weeks ago, I had mouth irritation under my tongue. The next morning I had swollen glands particularly on my right side. My doctor put me on antibiotics and all fine for a couple of weeks. A couple of nights ago I ate something particularly spicy, noticed the irritation under my tongue and my gland became swollen. It subsided after a few minutes. Now when ever I eat something (particularly something spicy, salty etc) my right gland becomes swollen, then subsides after a few minutes to normal. This has never happened before and is causing me some concern.
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A few weeks ago, I had mouth irritation under my tongue. The next morning I had swollen glands particularly on my right side. My doctor put me on antibiotics and all fine for a couple of weeks. A couple of nights ago I ate something particularly spicy, noticed the irritation under my tongue and my gland became swollen. It subsided after a few minutes. Now when ever I eat something (particularly something spicy, salty etc) my right gland becomes swollen, then subsides after a few minutes to normal. This has never happened before and is causing me some concern.
Thank You.
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Answered by Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Looks very likely to be canker sores, need not to be worried...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and Welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have read your question and here is my advice.

What you described is very likely to canker sores. These are inflammation in the oral mucosa especially caused by irritating foods or substances. It's commonly associated with swollen nodes. It's a common problem, though maybe recurrent but not serious very often.

The canker sores are recurrently occurring sores in the mouth and heal itself. They commonly occur on the inside of the mouth. It heals itself in a few days.

The causes are many, infection, stress, spicy or bitter foods, poor dentine, or anything that may cause irritation of the mucosa a cause it.

Treatment is not needed most of the times, though certain things may help the pain.
Oral rinses that contain Dexamethasone may be prescribed for serious canker sores or topical pastes that contain benzocaine (known as Orabase), amlexanox (known as Aphthasol) and fluocinonide (known as Lidex and Vanos)

Home remedies may work too. Gargling with salt, Dabbing the sore with a mixture of half water, half hydrogen peroxide, followed by a dab of Milk of Magnesia a few times a day soothes and can help speed the healing process...

We also recommend taking some supplements as it may be related to deficiencies of certain vitamins especially Vitamin B complex and folic acid, iron, zinc.

Avoiding the trigger may avoid its occurrence, though not always possible. In your case avoid the spicy and bitter foods. Mouth wash with salty water, and good hygiene is also important.
See your doctor if the ulcer is too large, don't settle in 2 weeks, high fever, or increasing with crusting.

Hope this helps.
Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions or concerns.

Kind Regards
Dr. Mahboob ur Rahman


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Looks very likely to be canker sores, need not to be worried...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and Welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have read your question and here is my advice.

What you described is very likely to canker sores. These are inflammation in the oral mucosa especially caused by irritating foods or substances. It's commonly associated with swollen nodes. It's a common problem, though maybe recurrent but not serious very often.

The canker sores are recurrently occurring sores in the mouth and heal itself. They commonly occur on the inside of the mouth. It heals itself in a few days.

The causes are many, infection, stress, spicy or bitter foods, poor dentine, or anything that may cause irritation of the mucosa a cause it.

Treatment is not needed most of the times, though certain things may help the pain.
Oral rinses that contain Dexamethasone may be prescribed for serious canker sores or topical pastes that contain benzocaine (known as Orabase), amlexanox (known as Aphthasol) and fluocinonide (known as Lidex and Vanos)

Home remedies may work too. Gargling with salt, Dabbing the sore with a mixture of half water, half hydrogen peroxide, followed by a dab of Milk of Magnesia a few times a day soothes and can help speed the healing process...

We also recommend taking some supplements as it may be related to deficiencies of certain vitamins especially Vitamin B complex and folic acid, iron, zinc.

Avoiding the trigger may avoid its occurrence, though not always possible. In your case avoid the spicy and bitter foods. Mouth wash with salty water, and good hygiene is also important.
See your doctor if the ulcer is too large, don't settle in 2 weeks, high fever, or increasing with crusting.

Hope this helps.
Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions or concerns.

Kind Regards
Dr. Mahboob ur Rahman


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A few weeks ago, I had mouth irritation under my

A few weeks ago, I had mouth irritation under my tongue. The next morning I had swollen glands particularly on my right side. My doctor put me on antibiotics and all fine for a couple of weeks. A couple of nights ago I ate something particularly spicy, noticed the irritation under my tongue and my gland became swollen. It subsided after a few minutes. Now when ever I eat something (particularly something spicy, salty etc) my right gland becomes swollen, then subsides after a few minutes to normal. This has never happened before and is causing me some concern. Thank You.