A 35-year-old member asked:
what do you suggest if i have a very bad canker sore?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 45 years experience
Zilactin: Zilactin is my favorite. A topical ointment your can buy at your pharmacy. It sometimes stings a little at first but it cleans the wound and it very soon stops hurting and heals quickly. Some dentist have a stronger solution of a similar product on hand in their office. Works the same way. Little more sting, quicker results. If the sore persists more than two weeks you need to see a dentist asap.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration.
Dentistry 36 years experience
Canker sore: A canker sore typically lasts 10 days. Avoid hot, spicy, acidic foods and drinks. Using an OTC product will help you feel better while it heals. If it does not heal or if you get frequent canker sores see a dentist for an evaluation
A 28-year-old member asked:
Describe the features of a canker sore.?
3 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Mouth ulcer: Ulcer or opening in the normal mucosal barrier of the mouth usually about half the size of a dime...Much like a brush burn which is a break in the skin barrier it can be painful .... Multiple possibilties as to the etiology...If it is chronic non urgent medical evaluation is needed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
How is canker sore treated?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
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, painful, or persistent, your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse, a corticosteroid ointment, or a prescription or nonprescription solution to reduce the pain and irritation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
What symptoms make you think of canker sore?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Isolated mouth sore: Cankers are isolated shallow ulcers on the inside of the lip, lining of the cheeks or on the tongue. They hurt even though they're no more than 2-3 millimeters in diameter. No fever. You can't help run your tongue over it - that probably inhibits healing. Multiple ulcers on the lip think herpes type 1. Multiple sores in back of mouth with fever think herpangina or hand-foot-mouth syndrome.
A 47-year-old member asked:
How can I stop a canker sore before it grows bigger?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Cautery for cankers: Cautery can stop canker sore growth. Topically applied debacterol is one such product used to achieve this.
A 44-year-old member asked:
I'm worried because my canker sore won't go away it hurts so bad it's white, what do you suggest?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
More info needed...: How long have you had the lesion ? Most will resolve on their own in 14 days or less. If you have the lesion for more than 14 days, it's time to call your physician to have it evaluated.
Last updated Mar 13, 2016
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