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Is canker sores on your tongue a pregnancy sign?

Is canker sores on your tongue a pregnancy sign?

No: Missing your period, and having a positive pregnancy test is a pregnancy sign. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are canker sores an early symptom of pregnancy?

Are canker sores an early symptom of pregnancy?

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

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Are canker sores normal during pregnancy? I have gotten two at one time and its very painful

Are canker sores normal during pregnancy? I have gotten two at one time and its very painful

Yes: In short, a pregnant woman is often immunocompromised in some ways, thereby increasing her risk for apthous ulcers (canker sores) which is caused by a common virus. ...Read more

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Are simple canker sores a sign of HIV?

Are simple canker sores a sign of HIV?

No: Should completely disappear in about 10 days. If not, see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Can on going canker sores be a sign of weak immune system or GI tract problems?

Can on going canker sores be a sign of weak immune system or GI tract problems?

Sure, among others: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions & and your overall health, checked out. ...Read more

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How do you treat canker sores?

How do you treat canker sores?

L-lysine: Try a lysine gel cap pierce it and put the gel on your sore. Anti-viral creams like Denavir (penciclovir) can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Why canker sores grow in size?

Why canker sores grow in size?

Get it checked: Canker sore typically heal in about 10-14 days and once they form they do not keep growing. If the sore in your mouth is growing, please se a dentist and have it checked. It may be ore than just a canker sore. ...Read more

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Can kisses cause canker sores?

Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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So how do you heal canker sores?

So how do you heal canker sores?

Laser: The use of a laser like the biolase md laser can immediately stop the pain caused by a canker sore and heal it quickly. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores fast?

How to remove canker sores fast?

Fast canker sore cur: Unfortunately once the outbreak occurs it has to run its course. Avoid anything that will irritate them. You might try a product called zilactin. Follow the directions on the tube. It may sting a little when you first put it on, but it helps sometimes. ...Read more

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Do canker sores heal on their own?

Usually: Canker sores otherwise known as recurrent aphthous ulcers usually heal in 7 to 10 days unless there is something irritating them like smoking, intraoral habits, dental appliances like dentures or partials, or braces. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for canker sores?

Any good remedies for canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, usually occur in the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and inside of the lips. They may be caused by trauma such as biting the area, stress, and herpetic viral infections. They can occur singularly or in groups.
They usually heal on their own in 5-7 days.
Applying orabase ointment (no rx needed) can help alleviate the pain.
Check with you dentist. ...Read more

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Why do I get reoccuring canker sores?

Why do I get reoccuring canker sores?

Canker Sores: Canker sores are due to herpes simplex virus type 1. It is very very common. A ton of things can cause recurrent outbreaks. You can buy over-the-counter treatment or see your primary doctor who can prescribe as needed tablets for outbreaks or might opt to put you on daily suppressive therapy. Hsv-1 is painful and unsightly, but don't worry because stress only makes them happen more often. ...Read more

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What makes canker sores faster better?

What makes canker sores faster better?

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. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some remedies for canker sores?

What are some remedies for canker sores?

Canker sores: Avoid acidic and spicy foods. They can irritated the area. OTC products can coat the canker sore and provide short term relief. It takes 7-10 days for a canker sore to heal. If you get frequent canker sores see your dentist. Some people are sensitive to the SLS in many toothpaste. Look at the labels and avoid this ingredient. ...Read more

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Recurring canker sores? Why do I get them?

Recurring canker sores? Why do I get them?

Many causes: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. More than one cause is likely, even for individual patients. Canker sores do not appear to be caused by viruses or bacteria, although an allergy to a type of bacterium commonly found in the mouth may trigger them in some people. The sores may be an allergic reaction to certain foods. In addition, your own immune system can cause them. ...Read more

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I have 6 painful canker sores! What should I do?

I have 6 painful canker sores! What should I do?

Call your DDS: Your dds can prescribe a topical steroid rinse or salve that may help soothe this problem. In the interim go to a pharmacy and purchase some baby teething gels that have some anesthetic in it to numb the areas temporarily. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of recurrent canker sores?

Triggers: Have been identified/linked & not really causes. It is multi-factorial, but some triggers include: food allergies, nutritional deficiencies (b12, folic acid, vit. C), emotional stress, smoking, dental appliances, other autoimmune illnesses (bechet's, lupus, crohn's), menstruation, hormone therapy, pregnancy. Some studies have linked toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: canker sores?

What is the definition or description of: canker sores?

Herpes Simplex: Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events.
The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and you get "canker sores.". ...Read more

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Is honey good for canker sores?

Is honey good for canker sores?

Yes: A recent study comparing honey to corticosteroids and other topical (Oranase), Honey produced faster reduction in size and pain, the resolution of the erythema was faster in the Honey group.
Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medscape. Oct 16, 2014. ...Read more

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Do canker sores bleed if you pop them?

Do canker sores bleed if you pop them?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are flat, grey painful ulcers that usually do not bleed.
Cold sores, which are caused by an infection of the herpes simplex virus, first appear as crusty blisters, and may bleed if "popped".
Check with your dentist to be sure exactly what the lesion is. ...Read more

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What's the difference chancre and canker sores?

What's the difference chancre and canker sores?

Infection vs. Immune: A chancre is an ulceration that is one of the stages of having the std syphilis. A canker sore or apthous ulcer is caused by an immune reaction or trauma. The chancre needs treatment via antibiotics to be cured and the canker sore is self limiting and heals on its own but does recur. ...Read more

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How can I prevent canker sores from happening?

Very difficult: Zovirax (acyclovir) is a rx medication that can help. If you can feel the "pre" eruption symptoms I have had patients tell me that taking the medication then sometimes prevents or lessens the outbreack of canker sores. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores? How do I prevent them?

What causes canker sores? How do I prevent them?

Not very well known: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the main cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods can also cause these sores. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, can also trigger canker sores. Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune sys. ...Read more

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Can canker sores make you feel like you have a toothache?

Can canker sores make you feel like you have a toothache?

Canker sore pain: A canker. Sore can cause pain especially when eating but this peyote will only last a few days. If your pain persists or gets worse, if you have swelling, pus, or a bad taste then you have more that a canker sore. See a dentist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What exactly causes canker sores and how do I prevent them?

Ulcerative colitis: It would be useful if you also have a documented secretory IgA deficiency or another form of selective immunoglobulin dificiency. Some publications of gg as an enema for selective cases have been described. In general it is not a useful option. ...Read more

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Get rid of canker sores, how?

Get rid of canker sores, how?

Cancer sore: If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your dentist if the >. ...Read more

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How to get rid of canker sores.?

How to get rid of canker sores.?

Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read more

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Is canker sores a form of yeast?

Is canker sores a form of yeast?

Probably not: Usually caused by herpes simplex viruses. Generally resolves in 10-14 days. Severe episodes may need antiviral medication. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more