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Should I be taking bampho phenique for canker sores?

Should I be taking bampho phenique for canker sores?

Camphoi-phenique: Campho- phenique can be used to help a canker sore feel better, especially when it first starts. The canker sore will heal in about 10-14 days. Avoid spicy or acidic foods. ...Read more

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Are canker sores permanent?

Are canker sores permanent?

No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore. ...Read more

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What is best for canker sores?

What is best for canker sores?

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

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What's causing my canker sores?

What's causing my canker sores?

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

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How to know it is canker sores?

How to know it is canker sores?

Canker sore: A canker sore is usually a bright red lesion in the mouth with an interior that may be yellow or white. They tend to be painful. Your dentist can diagnose if you have a canker sore. ...Read more

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What makes canker sores better?

What makes canker sores better?

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

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What works best for canker sores?

What works best for canker sores?

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down. If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How come I get canker sores so much?

How come I get canker sores so much?

Hard to say: It is hard to say why you get a lot of canker sores. Some people are sensitive to sls in toothpaste or to cinnamon so try eliminating these. Try to reduce your stress. If you get a lot or if they are large you should see your doctor and have your immune system evaluated. ...Read more

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I was wondering are canker sores hard?

Sores: They can be depending on the location. Treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are canker sores and what are their leads to.?

Could you tell me what are canker sores and what are their leads to.?

Herpes simplex: 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

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Can canker sores bleed?

Sometimes: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers usually don't bleed but if they are deep ulcers and/or irritated with oral appliances or braces they may. You should see a dentist to make sure that you truly have nothing more serious than just canker sores. ...Read more

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How to treat canker sores?

How to treat canker sores?

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

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Why do canker sores bleed?

Ulcers: These are apthous ulcers. Their centers are devoid of protective epithelium. Any contact with this part of the ulcer hence causes bleeding! ...Read more

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How do canker sores bleed?

How do canker sores bleed?

Canker sores: Usually don't bleed. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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Are canker sores contagious?

Are canker sores contagious?

NOT contagious: '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

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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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Could oral sex cause canker sores?

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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How can I heal/prevent canker sores?

How can I heal/prevent canker sores?

Prevention: Do not go near anyone with open sores on any part of their body.
Warm water rinses and child teething salves.
Mainly time, 2 weeks for full healing. ...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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Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Very common: The canker sores bleed easily, especially when brushing your teeth. They are harmless and heal by themselves after 7-14 days. ...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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I now have canker sores after an operation?

I now have canker sores after an operation?

It's very possible: Canker sores often arise due to a stressful situation. There are many otc remedies that can offer relief. They are also self limiting and will go away in sadly a few painful days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can prevent canker sores?

Can I tell me how I can prevent canker sores?

Canker sores.: Stress will increase canker sore outbreaks. So will trauma, highly acidic foods and vitamin deficiencies. Canker sores are not well understood.
Many people are sensitive to sls, sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient in toothpaste. Try using an sls free toothpaste. This may help. ...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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How can I know if I have canker sores or herpes?

How can I know if I have canker sores or herpes?

Oral Sores =?: Canker sores usually occur on the soft mucous membranes and tissues inside your mouth and look like ulcers, while herpes more often occurs on the outside of the lips and appears as blisters. You can also google it for images. However, you will need to see a dentist (or physician) for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can eating too many tomatoes cause canker sores?

Can eating too many tomatoes cause canker sores?

Perhaps: Different people have varying sensitivities to foods. It's possible that tomatoes may contribute due to their acidity level. ...Read more

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Can coffee really cause canker sores and if so why?

Not normal: Have never heard of coffee causing canker sores. About 85% of canker sores are caused by the foaming agent (sodium laurel sulfate) in toothpaste. If you are troubled with canker sores, you might try a toothpaste without this chemical in it. I personally prefer a toothpaste (and mouth rinse) called closys. ...Read more