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Causes of Mouth ulcers

Introduction: Mouth ulcers

There are a variety of causes of mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers can result from infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, and other diseases and abnormal processes.

Many common causes of mouth ulcers are due to diseases, disorders and conditions of the mouth. These include oral cancer, gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, bacterial infection, ill-fitting dentures, brushing or flossing too aggressively, and mouth and tooth infections.

Trauma to the teeth or mouth can also result in mouth ulcers due to lacerations. Mouth ulcers can also be caused by exposure to very hot foods or beverages, spicy foods, tobacco and smoking.

Some cases of glossitis result in mouth ulcers. Glossitis can be caused by a variety of infectious or inflammatory conditions of the mouth. Infectious conditions include a bacterial infection, yeast infection (oral thrush) or viral infection, such as herpes simplex. A mouth ulcer can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as chemotherapy.

Other diseases, disorders and conditions that can cause mouth ulcers include certain vitamin deficiencies. These include vitamin B12 deficiency and zinc deficiency.

Other causes of mouth ulcers include oral lichen planus, tumors of the mouth and tumors of the tongue

Because mouth ulcers can be a symptom of a serious disease, condition or disorder, such as oral cancer, they should be evaluated by a physician or other licensed health care provider.

Causes of Mouth ulcers:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Mouth ulcers. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

Causes of Mouth ulcers listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Mouth ulcers as a symptom include:

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Mouth ulcers:

The following list of conditions have 'Mouth ulcers' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Mouth ulcers or choose View All.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Mouth ulcers:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Mouth ulcers' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. This computer-generated list of complications may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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More Information About Mouth ulcers

List of 253 causes of Mouth ulcers

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Mouth ulcers in our database from various sources.

Mouth ulcers: Tools

Drug side effect causes of Mouth ulcers

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins may possibly cause Mouth ulcers as a side effect.

[See detailed list of 86 drug side effect causes of Mouth ulcers]

Drug interaction causes of Mouth ulcers:

Drug interactions may be a possible cause of Mouth ulcers.

  • Folex and Advil (Ibuprofen) interaction
  • Folex and Motrin (Ibuprofen) interaction
  • Folex and Nuprin (Ibuprofen) interaction
  • Folex and Aleve (Naproxen) interaction
  • Folex and Naprosyn (Naproxen) interaction
[See detailed list of 51 drug interaction causes of Mouth ulcers]
 

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