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Canker Sore Healing Process
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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 painful canker sore on the inside of my cheek. Will amoxicillin be beneficial and assist with the healing? Or will dr do something else
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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