Oral medications may be used when canker sores are severe or do not respond to topical treatments. These may include: Medications not intended specifically for canker sore treatment, such as the intestinal ulcer treatment sucralfate (Carafate) used as a coating agent and colchicine, which is normally used to treat gout.
Geographic tongue is the name of a condition that gets its name from its map-like appearance on the upper surface and sides of the tongue. It may occur in other areas of your mouth, as well. You'll be relieved to know that geographic tongue is a harmless, benign condition that isn't linked to any infection or cancer.
Lichen planus is a skin rash triggered by the immune system. It’s not known why the immune response occurs. There may be several contributing factors, and each case is different. Potential causes include: viral infections; allergens; stress; genetics; Sometimes lichen planus occurs along with autoimmune disorders. While it may be uncomfortable, in most cases lichen planus is not a serious condition. It’s also not contagious.
Oral thrush is an infection caused by the Candida albicans fungus. It’s also known as oral candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis, or thrush. Learn about symptoms and risk factors. See pictures. Discover a variety of treatments for thrush, from antifungal medicines to home remedies. Also find out how to prevent it.