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How can you prevent painful mouth canker sores?

How can you prevent painful mouth canker sores?

Aphthous ulcers: Try closys toothpaste, but you are likely to be disappointed. Most aphthae are of unknown cause. Sometimes there is a serious condition. There are numerous remedies which have been tried, such as prednisone, Colchicine . See a dermatologist if you need help. ...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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Can kisses cause canker sores?

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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Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Canker & cold sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. See your dentist if concerned. ...Read more

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Can you get genital sores from hpvdisease?

Can you get genital sores from hpvdisease?

HPV DISEASE: No you do not get sores but you get genital warts in the genital area or anus or oral cavity. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sores on your gums?

Can you get canker sores on your gums?

Canker sores: There are different sores that can appear on the gum tissues. Most are nothing to worry about; however, a dentist should visually evaluate the area for a diagnosis and/or possible further testing. ...Read more

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Can you get sores in mouth from kissing?

Can you get sores in mouth from kissing?

Yes you could: Cold sores and other diseases could be transmitted from kissing. ...Read more

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Can herpes sores be painless?

Can herpes sores be painless?

Not usually: Sores caused by herpes virus usually would cause some discomfort - burning, numbing, and/or tingling. If in doubt, I recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get cold sores without having herpes?

Can you get cold sores without having herpes?

NO: True cold sores are as a result of herpes simplex virus. Apthous ulcers are little canker sores in the mouth and are not herpetic in nature. ...Read more

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Can canker sores and herpes outbreak in mouth, underneath tongue, can they look alike ?

Can canker sores and herpes outbreak in mouth, underneath tongue, can they look alike ?

Yes: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days.The cold sore location of those infected with the herpes virus may occur on the roof of the mouth, the throat, the inside of the cheeks, the front of tongue and the lips. ...Read more

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How can cold sores be transmitted?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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How can I prevent painful mouth canker sores?

How can I prevent painful mouth canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. You can use warm salt rinses directly on the sore to alleviate pain. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists can provide a prescription and antimicrobial mouth rinses to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate. ...Read more

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Can u get canker sores down your throat?

Can u get canker sores down your throat?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are most common on the lips, tongue and cheeks, but they can also occur in the throat on the soft palate. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore become septic?

Can a canker sore become septic?

Not likely: No one knows what causes canker sores. They may be caused by a virus, allergy or auto-immune condition. Use of cleansing antiseptic medications may prevent infection, reduce discomfort and promote healing. ...Read more

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I have canker sores, can these be genital herpes?

I have canker sores, can these be genital herpes?

Canker & Herpes: Are different. Your canker sores are related to immune system issues or trauma to the soft tissue. Herpes lesions look different and are related to a virus and also immune system issues. Treatments are different too. See your dentist to confirm the type lesions you have and help w treatment ideas. ...Read more

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How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can a person's cold sores lead to genital herpes?

Yes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Genital herpes is usually caused byhsv type 2. However, type 1 can be passed from a cold sore to the genital area through oral- genital sex. Type 1 genital infections are usually less severe than type 2 but are treated the same way. ...Read more

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