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how ro treat a canker sore in your throat?

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Dr. Michael Underbrink
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Supportive care: Canker sores are either related to a healing spot of damaged tissue (eg, tooth bite) or a viral reactivation. Supportive care is all that is required, such as oral salt water rinses. It may take 2 weeks to heal. If concern for herpetic viral reactivation, then a prescription of antiviral medication, such as valcyclovir, may help.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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Flu Season: This is very common and is usually just part of the viral illness. If it is worsening, then yes, a visit at the family clinic may be indicated.
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Pain: I am wondering if the pain you are experiencing is because of the pain of the canker sore. If you are not already, try one of the numbing pastes or l ... Read More
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