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Describe the features of a canker sore.?

Describe the features of a canker sore.?

Mouth ulcer: Ulcer or opening in the normal mucosal barrier of the mouth usually about half the size of a dime...Much like a brush burn which is a break in the skin barrier it can be painful. ... Multiple possibilties as to the etiology...If it is chronic non urgent medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?

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

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What are the symptoms of a canker sore?

What are the symptoms of a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores are white ulcerations, or crater, with a red border usually on the floor of your mouth, or the area where your cheek meets the gum tissues. They last about a week and will heal naturally. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a canker sore?

What are the signs of a canker sore?

In side the mouth: It is a sore area inside the mouth usually located on the cheeks, lips, or under the tongue. It looks whitish with a red area around the outside and can last a couple weeks.
It is not found on the gums or roof of the mouth. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore inside my lower lip for about a week and yesterday I was diagnosed with strep throat after that the sore began to spread.

I have had a canker sore inside my lower lip for about a week and yesterday I was diagnosed with strep throat after that the sore began to spread.

2 separate condition: 1. Canker sores are very common after tooth extraction. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known). 2. Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection. If the "rapid strep" test positive the antibiotic treatment is warranted to avoid complications. ...Read more

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If I have a canker sore/cold sore, why did my hsv1 test come back negative? I had a canker sore that resulted in giving my girlfriend genital herpes when I gave her oral sex....She's positive for hsv1, but I'm not. Is that normal? Did we take different te

If I have a canker sore/cold sore, why did my hsv1 test come back negative? I had a canker sore that resulted in giving my girlfriend genital herpes when I gave her oral sex....She's positive for hsv1, but I'm not. Is that normal? Did we take different te

Make: Make sure you both are tested for hsv type 1 and 2. It was previously thought that type 1 was only localzed to the mouth and type 2 to the genitals, but that is not correct. Also consider the fact that your gilrfriend already carried the virus and you did not give it to her by giving her oral sex.
Take care. ...Read more

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Having sle tests. Singular past events crucial to mention? Ex: severe canker sore 10 yrs ago needed antibiotics, chest pain 1st morn breaths few times

Having sle tests. Singular past events crucial to mention? Ex: severe canker sore 10 yrs ago needed antibiotics, chest pain 1st morn breaths few times

See details: The doctor should take a complete history and I would urge consultation with a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. A canker sore 10 years ago means nothing. ...Read more

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If I have herpes and my son gets a canker sore does he have herpes how do u know the differance?

If I have herpes and my son gets a canker sore does he have herpes how do u know the differance?

Blood test/culture: Both you and your child can take a blood test for herpes and can culture the sore. That should help narrow it down. ...Read more

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Does too much sugar consumption cause canker sore, or are they caused by something else?

Does too much sugar consumption cause canker sore, or are they caused by something else?

No: Generally oral ulcerations, commonly they are aphthous ulcers, are brought on by stress or illness. Sugar is not a known trigger. ...Read more

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Do you have an idea how treat canker sore naturally?

Do you have an idea how treat canker sore naturally?

Nothing cures canker: Sores or prevents recurrence. There are, however, ways to ease discomfort during the 3-4 days when the sores are painful and also prevent infection. The complete healing usually takes 10-14 days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. ...Read more

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How can I treat a really bad canker sore?

How can I treat a really bad canker sore?

Time: It is a self limiting problem, if it is a canker sore. Topical anes gives temporary relief. ...Read more

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How is canker sore treated?

Canker sore: OTC treatments can help. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist can help ...Read more

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What to do if I need help treating my canker sore. Please help?

What to do if I need help treating my canker sore. Please help?

Most resolve in 7 da: Most resoolve in 5 to 7 days. I have had patients use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for canker sores. I must tell you it does not taste very good.
Sores on the lips may be helped with a cream called abrevia appliied to the sore. Some patients may need an anti-viral medication such as zovirex. ...Read more

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Any magic, special treatments for "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)?

Any magic, special treatments for "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)?

No Magic Cure: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried. ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

No- try this...: Resolution of ulcers is slowed by a heavy bacterial burden in the mouth. Apart from a salt water gargle, one can also gargle listerine 60 sec, twice a day. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to get rid of canker sore?

Please tell me how to get rid of canker sore?

Alternative:Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times for canker sores (also known as apthous ulcers) in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Does antibiotic drugs heal canker sore sooner?

Canker sores: 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

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Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Canker sore: Canker sore are typically rounded white ulceration inside the mouth. They will heal in about 10 days. ...Read more

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How csn you prevent a canker sore?

Canker sores: Canker sores can be triggered by trauma, stress, vitamin deficiencies, sensitivity to SLS in toothpaste. Many people can decrease outbreaks by changing to SLS free toothpaste. If you have frequent canker sores see your dentist ...Read more

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I have a really bad canker sore because of high stress. What foods should I avoid?

Canker sore: Avoid anything spicy or acidic. Stay on a bland diet. Get orabase ointment (non-prescription) and apply it to the canker sore before meals. Orabase ointment works like an oral bandage and sticks to the sore, to protect the sore from contact with food and drink. ...Read more

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What a canker sore?

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

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What causes a canker sore?

What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: ...but some studies had shown it is triggered by changes in temperature, hormones, trauma, allergy, ...etc. ...Read more

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How is canker sore treated?

Canker sore: OTC treatments can help. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist can help ...Read more

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

Laser: Find a dentist with alaser wo knows how too treat these. Relief can come in minutes. ...Read more

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Why does alum help canker sore?

Alum for canker sore: The best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Canker sore: Canker sore are typically rounded white ulceration inside the mouth. They will heal in about 10 days. ...Read more

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Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Home remedy: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, the best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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How can you remove a canker sore?

How can you remove a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to heal (not "remove") canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more