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Canker sore or fever blister on the inside of my mouth. Will it make the healing process more difficult?

Canker sore or fever blister on the inside of my mouth. Will it make the healing process more difficult?

Warm saltwater.: Warm saltwater rinses 3-5/day will help reduce inflammation and make the area more comfortable. Ibuprofen 400mg every 4 hrs will do the same. Ice directly on the sore for 10 minutes 4-5 times/day is difficult but really works. Eat only soft foods that are not spicy or hot to keep from irritating the area. All these will reduce the healing time but it still takes 7-10days. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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What happens if you accidentally taste a little aluminum while healing your canker sore?

What happens if you accidentally taste a little aluminum while healing your canker sore?

No issue: Unless the aluminum is on a lamppost in a minnesota winter and you try to lick it with your tongue. (seriously, aluminum is not a toxic heavy metal). ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does my canker sore hurt so much for so long after healing?

I was just wondering why does my canker sore hurt so much for so long after healing?

Canker sore: How long is "for so long"? And are you sure it's a canker sore? If it is, size and duration varies from individual to individual and from time to time. Medical factors, what you eat, amount of stress may all play a role in intensity and duration of discomfort. Consult with you own dentist for specific advice. ...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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I bit my cheek while I was eating then it became canker sore then when it was healing it had clear bubble with fluid in it.

I bit my cheek while I was eating then it became canker sore then when it was healing it had clear bubble with fluid in it.

Mucocele: are painless thin little cysts; fluid filled sacs which have clear fluid due to the trauma. It will just rupture on their own, spontaneously, and then not come back. ...Read more

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I have a large 1/4 inch canker sore on the inside of my lower lip. It has been there for three weeks with no sign of healing. Thoughts?

I have a large 1/4 inch canker sore on the inside of my lower lip. It has been there for three weeks with no sign of healing. Thoughts?

See an oral surgeon: Or a dermatologist. An exam, and possibly biopsy, is important for you. Giant aphthae, primary lues, squamous cell carcinoma come to mind. No diagnosis is possible without exam. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a canker sore under my tongue and its hurting bad more each day, please tell me what can I do to ease the pain/promote healing?

I have what seems to be a canker sore under my tongue and its hurting bad more each day, please tell me what can I do to ease the pain/promote healing?

See a dentist: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. There are special rinses that contain anesthetic solutions that can help with the pain. Avoid spicy and acidic food. Avoid trauma to the area soft diet. ...Read more

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I bit my cheek while I was eating then it became canker sore then when it was healing it had clear bubble with fluid it in and it's hurt like cankerso?

Canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Take care. ...Read more

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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