A 41-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, could a canker sore spread to my throat?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 9 years experience
Unlikely: A true canker sore is a local auto-immune condition that results from different types of stress. It usually doesn't "spread" as you describe. If you have large patches in your mouth that are ulcerating, then that is indicative of a larger systemic auto-immune problem. Otherwise, you likely have a pharyngitis that is unrelated to the canker sore. Either way, you should see a physician.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have a canker sore in your throat?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Apthous ulcers and herpes can occur in the throat. Herpes in the throat is known herpes esophagitis, herpes of the throat or esophagus is extremely rare. See you physician to determine what kind of lesion it is.
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Last updated Jan 13, 2015
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