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Black Canker Sore
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 ...Read more
I have a canker sore with a black center. Is this normal? I also seem to have a cold, not sure if that has to do with it.
Black center: Black center may be a little bit of dried blood. It should disappear as the canker sore heals. If not, see your Dentist. ...Read more
Debacterol: There are different products that can be used to help with the discomfort of canker sores. Everything from a topical anesthetic, laser energy, silver nitrate, sulfuric acid etc... One common product that is black is called debacterol. Hope this helps, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been treating my canker sore with salt, alum and orajel. It has turned black. Is that normal? Why would that happen?
I have a large canker sore that is very painful and I also noticed that a tooth nearby has all of a sudden developed a black line at it's base. Ideas?
Two problems: 1. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. The cause is unknown. These lesions are bumpy and painful. Topical medications OTC applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. 2. Black line stains are calculus, decay or a simple stain. Re.: visit your dentist to solve this small problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, yesterday i had a black dot near the entrance to my vagina and now there's a swollen lump and a crater looking ulcer. Is this a canker sore?
No: Canker sores are sores in the mouth, also known as apthous ulcers. A sore and/or ulcer by your vagina is potentially one of many things, commonly an std - sexually transmitted disease. I would recommend you see your physician promptly for treatment, and avoid any sexual contact with anyone until you do so and are cleared for sexual activity by your doctor. ...Read more
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times for canker sores (also known as apthous ulcers) in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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