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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?
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
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
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
Can be related: With many canker sores, a secondary bacterial infection can occur thereby giving one a fever. Be certain that the teeth and mouth are kept clean when the sore are present. Consider getting evaluated by a physician for other underlying conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read more
What are your thoughts on toothpaste that contains xylitola as well as does not contain sls for those of us who get canker sores?
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
Wish someone could explain why my son (9) and I both get canker sores every month- sometimes a couple. My daughter (13) never does. Feel bad for him.
Inflammatory disease: Recurrent stomatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease the cause is still unknown. Factors predisposing patients to recurrent aphthous ulcers (canker sores) may include trauma, emotional stress, poor nutritional status, thiamine deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency,celiac disease, menstruation, food hypersensitivity (eg, cow's milk) allergic reactions, exposure to toxins. ...Read more
Cancer sore: If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your dentist if the >. ...Read more
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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