A 55-year-old member asked:
How ro treat a canker sore in your throat?
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Dr. Michael Underbrink answered
21 years experience in 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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