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Can Jalapeno Peppers 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
Triggers: Have been identified/linked & not really causes. It is multi-factorial, but some triggers include: food allergies, nutritional deficiencies (b12, folic acid, vit. C), emotional stress, smoking, dental appliances, other autoimmune illnesses (bechet's, lupus, crohn's), menstruation, hormone therapy, pregnancy. Some studies have linked toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate. ...Read more
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
Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
Natural....: Salt water rinses and time as your body will heal it. If it's not gone in 10-14 days, it may not be canker sores and if that's the case, you need to see a dentist to find out what it is. ...Read more
Stress, injury/ trauma (scratching the are with coarse or sharp food or utensil) lack of sleep can all bring on canker sores.
If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect the area and reduce pain.
If frequent try using toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate.
See your dentist. ...Read more
Virus: Canker sores are usually caused by a virus like the herpes virus. Most people can tell when they are going to get one and that is the time to start treating the area. Use an otc like abreva, or get a rx for Acyclovir ointment. If you get the sore frequently then you can be put on chronic suppressive therapy. This is where you take one anti-viral pill a day for a year to suppress the virus. ...Read more
Treatment and causes of canker sores? I get them every now and then and they last for what seems like forever.
Apthous ulcers: Or "canker sores" can be quite annoying to deal with. There is not a well defined cause and some patients suffer from them more than others. Rarely, medications and health problems can be a cause. Topical corticosteroids and analgesics may be of some relief in severe or persistent cases. ...Read more
She has painful canker sores caused by menopause. Why the pain become unbearable/intolerable, when she is around fragrances/scents?
Osmophobia: Is sensitivity or aversion to smells. The condition is due to increased activation of specific scent and pain receptors in the brain. ...Read more
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
Yes it could: But it is best to show this to your doctor unless it is getting better on its own. ...Read more
I have had canker sores that keep coming back for over 3 years. They do go away but keep coming back. What could possibly be the cause of this? Thx
IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU HAVE A SENSITIVITY TO A FOOD.
STOP EATING ALL NUTS, AND NO CHOCOLATE FOR A MONTH.
ALSO CONSIDER THE ELIMINATION OF SEAFOOD.
CONTINUE REGULAR FISH. . .
BEST LUCK AND LET US KNOW HOW THIS WORKS FOR YOU. ...Read more
Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not fully understood. Many triggers are suspected. See the following website for more information: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262 your body heals them on it's own. No special treatment is necessary ; most people just wait it out. There are many otc medications to use from local pharmacy. More potent rx from dentist. ...Read more
What can cause frequent canker sores in an 8 year old. How can they be prevented? He gets one every month or two
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
I keep having canker sores while my immune system is good. What other than a weakened immune system can cause this?
Spicy foods.: Most people will get a canker sore at some point during life... It is normal, an inconvenience, but normal. One of the most common canker sore cause is spicy or acidic food: spaghetti sauce, orange juice, salsa. Canker sores become concerning only if the same one persists greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Last year I started to get canker sores & have been getting them constantly ever since. Its painful to eat & sometimes talk. WhAt could be the cause?
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