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Canker sore in my throat

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Use salt water: Try gargling with warm salt water. It will sting but it will help promote healing.
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry 49 years experience
No: There is nothing that you can put on the back of your throat that you will not swallow immediately or gag up.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Topical anesthetic: Rinsing your mouth with a topical anesthetic should give you some relief while it is healing. You should see your md or dds to make sure it's not som... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Concur: As dr. Cohen recommended, best solution is topical anesthetic. Also consider otc pain killer such as advil/motrin/ibuprofen...Follow package instruct... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Sore in throat: Canker sores are rarely found in the back of the throat. That being said, If it is a canker sore, it will resolve itself in 7-10 days. You should con... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area wi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
Well...it's not good: Important to know how long its been there and your history with them. If you get them frequently & they come and go and this is pretty normal for you... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
If you can see it: And access it with a cotton swab, try a product called zilactin (many pharmacies carry). Place a small drop on the small swab and apply a thin coatin... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: Try warm saline gargle for 1 week and it should resolve. Take advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin for the pain as needed.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Canker sore: It's possible you may have a viral infection which can cause both the sore and a sore throat. Or, they may not be related. The canker sore should hea... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Canker sore: The sore throat may be an early viral upper respiratory tract infection or impending head cold. At this time gargle with warm water or suck on lozenge... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
Canker sore: Go to the pharmacy and get some ointment to cover the lesion it will make you so much more comfortable if that doesn't help see your dentist.

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