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Canker Sore In The Throat
I have a open canker sore in my throat its making me cough and it is just a little sore. Any home remedies?
I have a canker sore in my throat that's causing my ulva to red, swell, pain when I swallow. What to do to make go away the sore go away and for pain?
Sore in throat: Canker sores are rarely found in the back of the throat. That being said, If it is a canker sore, it will resolve itself in 7-10 days. You should consult a dentist, oral surgeon or ENT specialist to confirm exactly what type of sore you have in your throat. If it has lasted for more than 10 days, or if it has re-occured, have it checked ASAP. ...Read more
Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area with a Q-tip first then apply oragel or baby oragel with a Q-tip. Good Luck. Good to consider the effects on your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: A true canker sore is a local auto-immune condition that results from different types of stress. It usually doesn't "spread" as you describe. If you have large patches in your mouth that are ulcerating, then that is indicative of a larger systemic auto-immune problem. Otherwise, you likely have a pharyngitis that is unrelated to the canker sore. Either way, you should see a physician. ...Read more
If you can see it: And access it with a cotton swab, try a product called zilactin (many pharmacies carry). Place a small drop on the small swab and apply a thin coating over the canker (grab on to something- burns a little at first....) let your dentist treat it w other medications or a laser if you can. 10-14 days is the usual course for resolution. Good luck! ...Read more
I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?
Mouth rinse: Unfortunately there are no good remedies for canker sores and causes are often unknown. The best treatments are usually just to treat pain, not to cure the sore. My personal favorite is what most call magic mouthwash. It is 1/3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (to reduce inflammation), 1/3 viscous Lidocaine (to reduce pain), and 1/3 maalox (to make it stick). You rinse and spit or swallow. Ask your dentist about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. See physician if not resolving. ...Read more
Tincture of time: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Cancer sores are a common affliction for many patients. We do not know why it occurs, but some causes are lack of sleep, stress, and allergies. They typically resolve themselves within a few days. The magic mouthwash is just palliative (makes you feel better), by numbing and covering the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read more