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How to make a mouth sore heal faster?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted).

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Last updated Apr 22, 2012

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