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Canker sore

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral... Read More
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Mouth ulcer: Canker sores, aka apthous ulcers, are painful mouth ulcers that may have a viral origin. They last 7-10 days and appear on mucosal tissues in the mout... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Canker Sores: Pain from a canker sore generally lessens in a few days and the sores usually heal without treatment in about a week or two. If sores are large, painf... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times for canker sores (also known as apthous ulcers) in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: Treatment depends on cause. Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria li... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Canker sore: There are many otc medications that you can apply. Ask your local pharmacist what he\she recommends. If that is not enough to keep you comfortable, se... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
It can: Alum placed on canker sore can make them less painful and heal a little faster. Some people are sensitive to the sodium laurryl sulfate or sls in too... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Possible: If there is trauma to the sore there can be some bleeding into the sore. This will give a dark appearance. Have your dentist take a look as sometim... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel su... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
You can't: It is like saying how can i remove a hole. On the other hand, you may possibly hasten the healing.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Not long: 7-10 days.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. Howev... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Ulcer: I think "ulcer" is a good word to describe a typical canker sore. In most cases, cancer sores are small--about a size of pencil eraser or smaller. T... Read More

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