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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
I have small bumps on inside of my bottom lip. Haven't kissed anyone in 2 months & they just appeared 2 weeks ago. There not canker sores. What's this?
Don't know: Don't know without determination. Sometimes pathogens can lay dormant in your tissues and become active for no apparent reason. Any lesion still present after 2 weeks requires immediate examination. Call your Dentist. We can't diagnose this for you over the computer from a description that only says "bumps." Please call your Dentist. ...Read more
Hi, I have a question. In short I French kissed a stripper. How I have a sore throat (rust colored), painful swallowing, canker sores. I was prescribed Amoxicillin 500 mg and how I developed a itchy rash on my hands. Did I contract an STD?
Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
CANKER SORES: 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
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