Red lesion/sore

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I have been a smoker for ten plus years. I recently quit smoking and had a red lesion/sore develop. I am wondering what it most likely is. When pressure is applied there is discomfort
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Dr M

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From the photo it looks like a possible apthous ulcer. Usually these appear when stressed or when your immune system takes a dip. They usually go away after +- 10 days. The treatment is usually only symptomatic relief, like rinsing with a mouthrinse etc.
If it does not disappear within that time, or if it enlarges and becomes more ulcerated, I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon. The lesion then needs to be biopsied to confirm diagnoses.
 

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