A 29-year-old male asked:
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are all canker sores considered as open sores?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Duplicate question: See previous reply
Answered on Jul 23, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Any lesion, no matter the cause, that has not healed over, is considered to be open.
Answered on Jul 22, 2019

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Dental visit: True canker sores are helped by sme medications, but you need a dental visit to make sure that is what you have and to get a prescription
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Dr. LaMont Gee
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canker sores: Canker sores usually last about 2 weeks and heal on their own. Your dentist should be able to help make the symptoms more bearable. Since other thin ... Read More

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