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Is this throat cancer?

I have dry mouth from taking WellbutrinXL. I have had sores in my mouth on the right side for the past 10 weeks. I have never smoked or drank alcohol. I had this in November too but 10 days of Keflex cleared it up. I took Keflex again 6 weeks ago and the condition improved but didn t go away. Is it throat cancer? I m a 60 year old female. (My father died at age 58 from toncil cancer but he smoked heavily) Thank you! Tricia
Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Tricia,wellbutrin is known to cause dry mouth as you are aware.Multiple sores in mouth repeatably might be due to some nutritional deficiency.Keflex is an antibiotic which can help only in case of infection.It will not work in absence of infection.Please ge in tough with your doctor from regular vitamin supplementation which will take care of this current problem.From symptoms it does not seems to be cancer,but still after examination your doctor can throw more light on it.bye and take care.
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
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at your age and having recurrent ulcerations in the mouth responding to antibiotics ,diabetes should be excluded
consult physician and get yourself examined and tests done as required
nutritional deficiency may also cause ulcerations and should be treated with therapeutic doses of vitamin b complexes ,antiseptic wash of mouth after every feed will help when you consult physician he will definitely advice for biopsy if needed
do not worry from your description it does not look like to be ca
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