Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Ulcer on tongue, have quit smoking. Possible causes and remedies?

Under my tongue i had an ulcer appear. It wasn t until last week when i checked in the mirror there was a loose flap of skin under the tongue where the ulcer had appeared. It looks quite sore but i m not experiencing any pain from it and i have had it now just over a week but it doesn t look like a normal ulcer given this loose flap of skin which seems to have appeared from nowhere Over the past two months i have had several mouth ulcers in quite a short period of time. At the time i researched it and found a few links to quitting smoking which ihad done at the start of the year and said this was quite common when quitting. Can you help please?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  131
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Hello any lesion in mouth of a smoker should not be ignored. Possibly you are having aphthous ulceration in mouth, or it may be leukoplekia. People with leukoplekia are advised to quit smoking. You are motivated enough to quit, it is a good initiative. For smoking cessation there are various medicines available-
Nicotine gums are available in market. They tend to give relief due to nicotine withdrawal.
Medicines like Buspirone, Verenicline etc. are good anticraving medicines.
Relaxation techniques are also useful for de addiction.

For lesions in mouth you can take Vitamin B complex capsules for now. And immediately quit smoking.

If you have more doubts you can contact directly by my profile.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor