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Are there meds and or oral rinse for canker sores?

Are there meds and or oral rinse for canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Topical medications otc applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. Rec.: if not comfortable see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more


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Could oral sex cause canker sores?

Depends: A true canker sore is an auto-immune condition that is not contagious. It can occur as a result of different types of stress. However, a herpetic ulcer can be mistaken to be a canker sore. Herpetic ulcers are contagious and can be transmitted by oral sex. ...Read more

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Can canker sores spread through oral sex?

Can canker sores spread through oral sex?

Not likely: Canker sores have not been proven to be caused by a virus or bacteria, and they are not contagious, or a sign of any other disease. ...Read more

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Can canker sores come from giving oral sex?

Can canker sores come from giving oral sex?

Canker sores: Or aphthous stomatitis typically is more often a stress induced / trauma or of unknown etiology. Oral herpes, however, can arise from oral sex. Always be cautious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can canker sores be transmitted sexually? (Ex oral sex)

Can canker sores be transmitted sexually? (Ex oral sex)

Canker sore: Canker sores are not caused by viruses so they are not transmitted by contact. But there are other kinds of sores that are viral and could be transmitted. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get canker sores the morning after performing oral sex?

Yes: Canker sores may be due to hsv 1 (common) or hsv 2 (not usually). Oral sex can transmit the virus via body fluids. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between oral herpes and canker sores?

How can I tell the difference between oral herpes and canker sores?

Location and appeara: Herpetic lesions occur on the lip borders. And are usually solitary lesionsprimary herpes can occur in multiple oral locations and this one time event can be associated w/ fever, malaise, and mouth pain. Herpetic lesions start out like a pimple which then bursts and becomes crater like, with a slimy exudate, canker sores are on oral mucosa, are red w a white ring, and don't have the exudate. ...Read more

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Can Zicam oral spray cause canker sores and gum irritation?

Can Zicam oral spray cause canker sores and gum irritation?

It's very unlikely: The canker sores to be caused by Zicam oral spray as Zicam is used by some practitioners for treatment of canker sores. ...Read more

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Mouth/oral problems question. What can I do to prevent recurrent canker sores?

Mouth/oral problems question. What can I do to prevent recurrent canker sores?

Some ways: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Reduce stress in ur life, make sure u don't have an ill-fitting denture, and make sure u have a balanced diet without deficiency of some essential vitamins, such as vit b, folic acid, or iron, will help. When it is really bad and frequent, u need to see ur doctor. Certain diseases, such as autoimmune diseases need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Really canker sore?: 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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Can you tell me how much time does it take for orajel mouth rinse to get rid of canker sores?

Can you tell me how much time does it take for orajel mouth rinse to get rid of canker sores?

It doesn't: Canker sores last 10-14 days regardless of what you put on them. What you put on them simply decreases the pain! I find otc kanka to be best! ...Read more

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I've been done oral sex with 5 guys and have a canker sores in my mouth is it because of lack of sleep or the sex?

I've been done oral sex with 5 guys and have a canker sores in my mouth is it because of lack of sleep or the sex?

Both possible: Or it could be unrelated. The cause of canker sores is unknown but stress, like lack of sleep, tends to trigger them... If they continue I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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My friend has about 5 Canker sores on & around her tongue about 2 weeks after oral sex. Also small red bumps on roof of mouth. Could it be related?

My friend has about 5 Canker sores on & around her tongue about 2 weeks after oral sex. Also small red bumps on roof of mouth. Could it be related?

Sounds like: It could be a Herpes virus infection..... would suggest your "friend" have an "intimate" conversation with her PCP about these "cankers"! There is medication for such lesions! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?

Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?

Herpes simplex: Over 85% of the population has been infected with HSV and can reactivate at any time. Do not know if that is what you actually have, but if you have no risk factors (unprotected sex, sharing needles, etc.) HIV and other STDs should not be a concern. ...Read more

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