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how to heal a canker sore on tongue

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
10-14 days: That's the usual course of eruptions.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: You should see a doctor to have the lesion evaluated and treated.
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tongue Lesion: Have your dentist refer you to an oral surgeon for a consultation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Go to appointment : Go see your dentist but make sure he and the staff know of your canker sore. They can cautiously treat you and may apply meds to your sore to quicken ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience Dentistry
Tincture of time: You can not make this ulcer heal faster. They are self limiting, do not spread & will heal on their own in 7-10 days. Some home remedies can make th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
B vitamins: Swish and spit with peroxide and mouthwash will help. (may sting a bit). Homeopathic rhus toxicodendron will help. Recurrent canker sores will improve ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and yes: Canker sore is associated with inflammation and thus gum swelling is not unexpected. It too will subside along with the canker sores within a day or t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Edderai
34 years experience Dentistry
Change acidity level: As you know canker sore as all fungal infections live and reproduce in an acid medium meaning a low ph. Before taking any antifungal medication, i wo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Colgate Orabase: With Benzocaine will "numb" the area and protect it too. Apply with a clean finger or q-tip. Do not use if you are allergic to any of tge ingredien ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Time & Ointments: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same, but size and location can distin ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes on Genitals: Hi this question is very common. But, the answer is not. Healing from canker sores or "herpes" can take some time based upon your age, the frequen ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lip cyst: It doesn't sound like a Canker sore. Please see your parents. You are too young for us to advise on this forum.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sore.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Canker sore?: How do you know it is a canker sore? It may also be bacterial, viral or something else. Do you have any other symptoms? If not, rinse with salt water ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Zilactin B: You can try zilactin b which can be found at a drugstore. This acts as a liquid bandade and will make the area you place it turn white. It always se ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Why?: Why is it swollen? To heal tongue really have to determine the cause of the swelling. Call your dentist for an examination. In the meantime, salt w ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Time: You'll need to give it a couple of days, depending on how bad you burned it. In the interim, sucking on ice chips, and otc pain meds will help. Avoid ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Canker sore: There is not much to do, salt ANS water garggling soothes it, it should resolve on its own.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can get canker sores on the gums, cheeks, the soft palate (the back upper portion of your mouth) and very commonly on the tongue. They tend t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe canker sore?: Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience Periodontics
Very unlikely: Canker sores (also called aphtus ulcers) normally grow on movable mucosa of the mouth.. Meaning the thin movable areas of the mouth which connects th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Borofax: Keep the area moist wit a lip cream like borofax for accelerated healing.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Winick
32 years experience Dentistry
Avoid SLS: Try switching to a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate.
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