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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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Tried everything canker sore does not disappear. I have them on my lips, tongue, gums, everywhere I'm unable to eat or drink Please help I am suffering?

Tried everything canker sore does not disappear. I have them on my lips, tongue, gums, everywhere I'm unable to eat or drink Please help I am suffering?

How long?: Canker sores usually resolve in less than a week. If you have persistent sores, you need to get an evaluation by your doctor to find out what the cause is. ...Read more

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Canker sore on inner bottom lip. It hurts when I eat are drink lip swollen what can I do it hurts right neck gland sore very embarrassing?

Canker sore on inner bottom lip. It hurts when I eat are drink lip swollen what can I do it hurts right neck gland sore very embarrassing?

Check it out: Chloraseptic liquid will ease the canker sore without burning the tissue. If the swollen gland does not go away in a week or 10 days have your dentist look for a dental infection and failing that see your physician to have it checked out ...Read more

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Canker sore at bottom of lower gum. 3 days, getting painful. Good oral hygiene & been rinsing mouth after eating and drinking. What else to do? Hurts!

Canker sore at bottom of lower gum. 3 days, getting painful. Good oral hygiene & been rinsing mouth after eating and drinking. What else to do? Hurts!

Magic mouthwash: It's hard to treat these if they are located deep in your gums or oral tissues. Your doctor could prescribe you the magic mouthwash, which contains lidocaine, to be used locally or as a gargle. ...Read more

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I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, its extremely painful and it hard to eat food and it burns when I drink fluids.?

I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, its extremely painful and it hard to eat food and it burns when I drink fluids.?

Viral or bacterial: Common cause can be a break in the protective surface allowing normal mouth bacteria into the tissue. This is called aphthous ulcer.

Another common cause is viral. Normal cold sore virus is herpes simplex.

They hurt but should resolve in 7 to 10 days.

Other types of infection are possible and should be ruled out with a detailed personal lifestyle and medical history by a physician. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods / drinks am not supposed to have when there's a canker sore in my mouth?

Please suggest what foods / drinks am not supposed to have when there's a canker sore in my mouth?

No spicey or acidic: Avoid foods or drinks that will irritate the canker sore especially spicey and acidic items. ...Read more

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I put baking soda and water paste on my canker sore. Now the white is gone and it looks dark. Is it healing? Its swollen to.

I put baking soda and water paste on my canker sore. Now the white is gone and it looks dark. Is it healing? Its swollen to.

Maybe: I would leave it alone and if it is not improving or getting better in one to two weeks I would see a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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4yr old has canker sore in the back top part of soft pallet. Eats/drinks normal, no fever. Doesn't seem to bother her. Treatment? Healing time?

4yr old has canker sore in the back top part of soft pallet. Eats/drinks normal, no fever. Doesn't seem to bother her. Treatment? Healing time?

About 10 days: It will likely go away within 10 days. If it does not bother her, no Rx is needed. If the lesion persists for more than 3 weeks. Then you will need to have the dentist checked it. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore & have tried applying baking soda paste (baking soda & water) onto the ulcer and it immediately starts bleeding. Is this bad?

I have a canker sore & have tried applying baking soda paste (baking soda & water) onto the ulcer and it immediately starts bleeding. Is this bad?

Mouth Ulcers: The lesions will heal on their own in about a week. You're not going to get them to heal any faster by placing any medication on them. ...Read more

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I bit my lip fairly hard on friday and have a huge canker sore in front of my lower teeth. I have been rinsing with salt water and baking soda. But it is still very painful! What would you suggest?

I bit my lip fairly hard on friday and have a huge canker sore in front of my lower teeth. I have been rinsing with salt water and baking soda. But it is still very painful! What would you suggest?

Numbing: Pick up a tie of Orabase-B at your drug store. Dab small amount onto lesion with q-tip. Should be a little better every day. If not, see your Dentist to check for infection. ...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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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

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Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Canker sores: If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read more

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How can you stop pain of canker sore?

How can you stop pain of canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat 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

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How do I know if I have a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a canker sore?

What could I do to cure a canker sore?

Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. You might have a vitamin deficiency. Check with your primary care. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of canker sore?

Isolated mouth sore: Cankers are isolated shallow ulcers on the inside of the lip, lining of the cheeks or on the tongue. They hurt even though they're no more than 2-3 millimeters in diameter. No fever. You can't help run your tongue over it - that probably inhibits healing. Multiple ulcers on the lip think herpes type 1. Multiple sores in back of mouth with fever think herpangina or hand-foot-mouth syndrome. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a canker sore fast?

What works in taking care of a canker sore fast?

Consider cause: Prevention of recurrent canker sores is better than treatment of them! Sometimes these aphthous ulcers are the result of acid reflux or a reaction to you toothpaste (consider trying one that lacks sodium lauryl sulfate). Once you have one, try to avoid touching the area. I have found some success prescribing kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase dental paste for them. ...Read more

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Recently, I have had this canker sore for a week?

Recently, I have had this canker sore for a week?

They usually resolve: W/i 2 to 3 weeks. If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have this annoying canker sore?

Usually resolve on: Their own. If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Canker sore?

What is the definition or description of: Canker sore?

Aphthous Ulcer: Another name for Aphthous Ulcer or Aphthous Stomatitis. There are other conditions that present similarly, so if you have one of these/get them regularly ask you dentist to take a look and discuss options. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore and its painful what should I do?

Chloe aseptic: Chloraseptic liquid will make it feel better and it will heal in a week or 10 days. ...Read more

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I scratched my that now have canker sore. What do I do?

I scratched my that now have canker sore. What do I do?

Canker sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) will heal on their own in 5-7 days. In the meantime, stay away from anything that may irritate it, such as acidic foods.
If it a problem at meals, apply Orabase ointment (over the counter from your pharmacy) on the ulcer before meals. ...Read more

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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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What should I do if I have had a canker sore for 5 months. Help?

Please promptly: See your dentist. Uncomplicated canker sores usually heal within three weeks. ...Read more

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Is a canker sore supposed to bleed?

Is a canker sore supposed to bleed?

It can: If it is very large, then bleeding may occur. There are many mouth ulcers called canker sores, so a professional diagnosis is important to rule out even cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more


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