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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?
Use salt water: Try gargling with warm salt water. It will sting but it will help promote healing. ...Read more
I have a canker sore in my throat thats 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
Std: Get checked for an std if you are sexually active. ...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 more
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 more
I developed a 'canker sore' on the back of my throat near my uvula. HSV swab negative. Is this normal?
Impossible to say: The "canker sore" you described, could in fact be a canker sore. If it last longer than 1 week , I would suggest you have it evaluated by a health care professional , preferably a dentist. ...Read more
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
Can't: I am not aware of a proven effective method. If it is a canker sore it will resolve in a couple of days. If it doesn't or you have lots of "canker sores" get a good diagnosis of what is happening. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
I have a large canker sore in back of throat the size of a quarter, could it be from epstein barr?
Might throat sore: If you are prone to recurrent canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) they can also occur in the throat. Also recurrent aphthous can occur during times of stress such as getting a routine viral sore throat. Aphthous ulcers can be effectively treated with dental lasers.http://www.laserdentistbaltimore.com/mouth-ulcer-and-cold-sore-laser-treat ...Read more
Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?
May be viral: If there is a single sore and you have no other symptoms (no headache, no stomach ache, no fever), the sore throat may well be a virus. Treatment for that is supportive. If you develop any of the above symptoms in addition, however, and do not have symptoms such as stuffy nose or cough, see your doctor to make sure you do not have strep. ...Read more
have a canker sore under my toungue and inside cheek hurts bad makes my throat hurt and makes me feel kinda sick is this bad ESP if I get thEm often?
Canker sore: Canker sores are usually viral which is why you can feel bad. If you are getting them often you could get some medication to preventative medication. ...Read more
My husband keeps getting a huge canker sore in the back of his mouth, almost throat . It goes away and comes back. What could be causing it?
A virus: 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
Can anbesol be the cause of voice loss? Put some on a canker sore & went to bed. It numbed my throat. I coughed while numb. Awoke with no voice.
Possibly: But probably coincidental. See your Physician to examine your throat. ...Read more
Left side of throat has been hurting for about 3 days now. Red bump on throat above tongue. What could it be? Can it be a canker sore on throat?
I've had a canker sore inside my lip for about a week. They usually go away on me faster. A couple days ago My throat started to hurt. When I l?
My left tonsil is swollen and sore? Is this herpes? There's no canker sore or lesion but throat is red.
More info: With the amount of info you provided it is hard to make a diagnosis. Especially with out visually seeing the area. ...Read more
Pain on left side of throat. ENT said he did not see much when he looked. I think I have canker sore under the tonsil.Is this normal to get one there?
Left sided throat : You may also have allergies and sleep on your left side. The left side will be irritated if you are draining all night long and sleeping on that side. Try gargling with warm salt water 1-3 tsp salt to one quart of water. Gargle 3 to 5 times a day. You can also try chloroseptic spray over the counter for the pain. See your doc if this does not work. Good luck. Feel better ...Read more