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Canker Cover Patch Medication
I have recurring red sores on my tongue I thought they were canker sores and use patches to cover them, but they keep recurring every couple of weeks.
Could be...........: It could be something called geographic tongue, especially if they are not sore or uncomfortable in any way. If it is that, it is benign and nothing to worry about. However, without seeing you personally, there is no way to know and it could be many other conditions. Do not apply anything to your tongue without being advised by a dentist and regardless see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?
No: Mesalamine is known to cause aphthous stomatitis. In chohn's disease it is not unusual to see lesions in the mouth and along the entire digestive tract. Typically the treatment for these lesions are reactive and pallative consisting of topical treatments including 5% 5-aminosalicylic acid cream and other agents as well as laser therapy. Some preventative drugs are available for severe cases. ...Read more
What's the best medication against canker sore? And does B-vitamins have a role on canker sore apperaing?
Canker sores: There is not medication that will cure canker sores. Many times they are related to stress or trauma. Some people are sensitive to SLS, an ingredient in many toothpastes, so look at the labels. Sometimes vitamin B supplements can help reduce the frequency. Try to reduce your stress levels. ...Read more
Canker sores: The meds are either for palliative tx or they are for lessening the duration and intensity of the incident. Nothing cures or rids of the virus. Aphthasol (amlexanox) is one of the latter. The difference between it and other limiting products, I am not sure. Ask your dentist what meds he prefers to prescribe. ...Read more
Per company:: "the canker cover canker sore treatment is a tablet-like patch made from edible ingredients. It sticks to any canker sore within seconds, and then forms a clear, gel patch that lasts 8 - 12 hours. The patch protects the sore from irritants - food, drink, braces, etc." it merely acts like a band aid to make it feel better. Personally, I doubt it will heal any quicker. ...Read more
They are not infections so antibiotics will not help. They appear to be caused by stress, injury, or in some cases as a reaction to certain foods such as citrus.
Canker sores are ulcers (aphthous ulcers) and will heal on their own in 7-10 days. Applying orabase ointment can help alleviate discomfort during meals. The pain can also be eliminated by laser treatment by your dentist. ...Read more
Pain versus painless: Canker sores are typically painful, tender, white. Mucous patches are painless, nontender, usually pink or the same color as other mouth tissues. Currently in the US, syphilis is rare except in a few population groups; 75% of cases are in men having sex with men. If you are heterosexual and not at high risk for STDs, syphilis is very unlikely. But see a doctor and have a blood test to be sure! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, should be safe if used as directed. ...Read more
My 13yr old daughter has had very HUGE white yellowish round patch on bottom lip, similiar to a canker sore? Its been 1wk &Stings once in awhile???
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Sorry I do not see the pic but if it is a canker sore they usually heal up in about 1-2wks and I would advise staying away from hot, acidic foods or things that would cause irritation to the sore area. No worries.
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The sore on my inner top lip on my right side looks like its yellow patch. It burns & tingles from time to time. Herpes or cold sores or canker sores?
I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.
Canker sore like bumps all over mouth? An throat. Doctor says it's normal but I don't think so. They're white patches very sore very large on throat.
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Leave alone: Canker sores usually occur in the lip area as result of dry chapped lips contaminated with an oral virus. It can be caused by other conditions. Usually it will heal by itself in 1 - 2 weeks. Antiviral ointments such as kenalog (triamcinolone) can help improving healing. If the sore does not heal during this time other test including a biopsy might be in order. ...Read more
How long does it take for canker soar to go away? It hurts a lot! It was two little ones now it became as one.
Canker Soars: Sometimes it could take a week. They are self limited. ...Read more
Get it checked: Canker sore typically heal in about 10-14 days and once they form they do not keep growing. If the sore in your mouth is growing, please se a dentist and have it checked. It may be ore than just a canker sore. ...Read more
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
Fast canker sore cur: Unfortunately once the outbreak occurs it has to run its course. Avoid anything that will irritate them. You might try a product called zilactin. Follow the directions on the tube. It may sting a little when you first put it on, but it helps sometimes. ...Read more
Canker sores, also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, usually occur in the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and inside of the lips. They may be caused by trauma such as biting the area, stress, and herpetic viral infections. They can occur singularly or in groups.
They usually heal on their own in 5-7 days.
Applying orabase ointment (no rx needed) can help alleviate the pain.
Check with you dentist. ...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 more
Try Zilactin B,: An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! Avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Good luck! ...Read more
Canker sores: Avoid acidic and spicy foods. They can irritated the area. OTC products can coat the canker sore and provide short term relief. It takes 7-10 days for a canker sore to heal. If you get frequent canker sores see your dentist. Some people are sensitive to the SLS in many toothpaste. Look at the labels and avoid this ingredient. ...Read more
Not usually: There are many causes for toothaches. Canker meds work if the pain is superficial, like in the gums. If the pain source is from the inside of the tooth (the dental pulp), the topical medicine will not be effective. Some canker medicine are antivirals, which will have no effect. ...Read more
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 more