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2 Potential Numerous Mouth Sores Causes

  1. 1.Canker Sore

    Canker sores are small, grayish-white sores in the mouth, often on the inside of the cheeks, lips, and on the tongue. No one really knows why canker sores happen, but it seems to be inherited and susceptible to vitamin deficiencies and allergies.

    1 week

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful mouth sore, numerous mouth sores, mouth sore surrounded by a red area, single mouth sore, oral ulcer
    Symptoms that always occur with canker sore:
    painful mouth sore
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Oral Herpes

    Herpetic stomatitis is a viral infection of the mouth that causes sores and ulcers. These mouth ulcers are not the same as canker sores, which are not caused by a virus.

    1-2 weeks but recurent

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    painful mouth sore, numerous mouth sores, oral ulcer, gum pain, pain inside the lips
    Symptoms that always occur with oral herpes:
    oral ulcer
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Numerous Mouth Sores

  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Numerous Mouth Sores Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced numerous mouth sores have also experienced:

    • 10% Sore Throat
    • 3% Fatigue
    • 3% Fever
  • People who have experienced numerous mouth sores had symptoms persist for:

    • 46% Less Than a Week
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 10% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced numerous mouth sores were most often matched with:

    • 46% Canker Sore
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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