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Can Canker Sores Get Infected
I get canker sores from time to time inside my mouth. Last night i had sex, and i put saliva on my hands and touched my penis, can I get infected?
I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life
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 for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes: Canker Sore: Unfortunately the cause of most canker sores is not known. Stress or tissue injury is probably the cause. Also some foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sls in toothpaste has also been implicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything i can do about reoccurring canker sores? I get quite a few at a time and they continually come back. They're annoying & hurt a bit
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