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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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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more


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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?

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

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What causes canker sores?

What causes canker sores?

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 more

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What causes my canker sores?

What causes my canker sores?

Canker sores: See> http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262

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Can citrus cause canker sores?

Can citrus cause canker sores?

NO!!!: But any acidic materiel will sting on contact with an aphthous ulcer, suddenly making you aware of it. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of recurrent canker sores?

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

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Could canker sores be caused from eating too many sweets?

Could canker sores be caused from eating too many sweets?

Not usually: Canker sore are not usually caused by eating too many sweets, but an unhealthy diet may contribute. Eat sweets in moderation with an otherwise healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth?

Canker sores can be : Caused by stress, burns, trauma, herpes and other unknown causes. When you have an eruption, see your dentist for a proper diagnosis. There are various medications to treat canker sores but it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in the throat?

Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause canker sores?

Could oral sex cause canker sores?

Depends: A true canker sore is an auto-immune condition that is not contagious. It can occur as a result of different types of stress. However, a herpetic ulcer can be mistaken to be a canker sore. Herpetic ulcers are contagious and can be transmitted by oral sex. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores? How do I prevent them?

What causes canker sores? How do I prevent them?

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

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Can eating too many tomatoes cause canker sores?

Perhaps: Different people have varying sensitivities to foods. It's possible that tomatoes may contribute due to their acidity level. ...Read more

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Can coffee really cause canker sores and if so why?

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

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What exactly causes canker sores and how do I prevent them?

Ulcerative colitis: It would be useful if you also have a documented secretory IgA deficiency or another form of selective immunoglobulin dificiency. Some publications of gg as an enema for selective cases have been described. In general it is not a useful option. ...Read more

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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

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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What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out... Chuck. ...Read more

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Can listerine cool mint cause canker sores?

Can listerine cool mint cause canker sores?

It can: Many people have reactions to the ingredients in mouth rinses. Just do a controlled test on your own by trying different rinses. Also look for a non- alcohol rinse. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores caused by braces?

Too Bad....: Canker sores are tough, they heal in about 10 days no matter what you do. Many different medications have been promoted over the years with no change in healing times. Keep your wax on the braces where you have the sores to minimize the rubbing discomfort. Good luck! ...Read more