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Acyclovir Canker Sores
I got canker sore and use same spoon w/ people who has herpes. She didn't have lesions right now. I start acyclovir 20 min later. Will I get infected?
Relax: Herpes on the face, hsv1, is very common but most people have no symptoms. Most likely you already carry hsv1 and cannot get it again. People who have the virus will sometimes have it on the lip, but most days there is no virus there in the absence of a sore. So your risk is small. ...Read more
What should I do if I have canker sore not cold sore not herpes. My dentist prescribed me acyclovir?
Steroid: I would rx a steroid for a canker sore. Either a gel or if it is bad, an oral rx. The key is catching it early. ...Read more
Best: TIME: Though I routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" I will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. If on other areas, can be cauterized with a laser or chemicals. If Ibuprofen doesn't cut it, call your dentist for help. ...Read more
Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned, see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more
Prevent canker sores:
The specific cause of canker sores (or apthous ulcers) is till unknown. Usually they occur when the immune system is weakened.
So the best way to heal them is to avoid getting them. Supplement with vitamin c (500 mg four times daily) and vitamin e (400 iu twice a day) and a multivitamin with magnesium and zinc (taken in the afternoon or evening for best absorption). Avoid stress.
Eat breakfast. ...Read more
Almost everybody gets exposed to the herpes simplex virus as a child. After that first exposure, the virus takes up residence in your body for life. Some evidence has been found in mummies. So, maybe for longer than life is possible.
Anyway, later on, when your resistance drops at times, these viri produce the sores. These things last about a week.
Almost everybody has this condition. ...Read more
Try Zilactin B,: An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! Avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Eat healthy! good luck! ...Read more
'cold sores' are caused by virus=herpes simplex. Canker sores are associated with dental work, extra brushing, mouth injuries, spicy or acidic foods. Toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate have been implicated. Canker sores may also occur in immunosuppressed patients (or hiv).
Also noted are food sensitivities: chocolate, coffee, strawberries, nuts, cheese and acidic foods, e.g. Pineapple. ...Read more
Canker vs. Cold Sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) and oral herpes (cold sores) are two distinct types of lesions. Unfortunately many patients and even some dentists commonly refer to them interchangeably and do not fully understand the differences and causes. Here is a good resource for clarification: http://publications. Usa. Gov/epublications/fever-blister/fever-canker. Html. ...Read more
It's possible: Although zilactin is intended to manage the symptoms of canker sores and other oral soft tissue irritation, some patients will occasionally develop a sensitivity reaction to one of its components. In these cases, use of this product would be counter-productive, and it should be discontinued if irritation occurs. ...Read more
Maybe: If there is a rough edge irritating soft tissue it may. Most canker sores have been related to using a toothpaste with a foaming agent called sodium laurel sulfate. Check the ingredients in your toothpaste. If it is present, try a toothpaste such as closys which does not have a foaming agent. ...Read more
Just one cause: Aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") are primarily immune in origin, happen in both males and females, and can be caused by stress, medications, genetics, trauma, and hormones. The hormone fluctuations in early pregnancy can result in ulcers, but are not a "sure sign." they can be alleviated with help from your dentist with medications and/or laser therapy. ...Read more
Tissue insult...: Tissue injuries of any kind can stimulate formation. Often, these are dietary; highly acidic foods or liquids for example. One case involved orange juice. Otherwise, biting with a chipped tooth or other accidental trauma does likewise. Watch your diet and avoid incidental trauma. ...Read more
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Several Causes: Inflammation and swelling of the tongue combined with canker sores can be caused by many disorders. Major apthous stomatitis is the most common cause, but this can also be seen with other conditions like herpetic stomatitis, behcet's disease, pemphigus vulgaris, oral erosive lichen planus among others. I would see a dermatologist with experience treating oral diseases. They can help you. ...Read more
Using Amlexanox for you canker sore will not effect your weight loss because your canker sores heal quickly, less than 10 day. You are using this medication for a short application and not long enough for other effects.
There have been some studies that suggest this medication can effect obesity, diabetes and asthma but it has not been studied enough to know if this will work in people. ...Read more