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Is it ok to put aspirin directly on canker sore in throat (carefully using Qtip)? Salt water rinse not helping. Doctor confirmed canker sore.

Is it ok to put aspirin directly on canker sore in throat (carefully using Qtip)? Salt water rinse not helping. Doctor confirmed canker sore.

NO!: Aspirin made to be taken orally with copious water, not applied topically. Put directly on tissue will actually burn the area, retard healing, cause sloughing, and may leave a scar. ASPIRIN IS NOT TO BE USED TOPICALLY. Canker sore will heal on its own in 7-10 days. You can dab on, w Q-tip, Orabase-B (an OTC). Or you can block pain transmission by taking Aspirin or Advil (ibuprofen) as per pkg directions. ...Read more

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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Please tell me, could a canker sore spread to my throat?

Please tell me, could a canker sore spread to my throat?

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

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Have minor canker sore under tongue, now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Have minor canker sore under tongue, now I have a sore throat that hurts?

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

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I developed a 'canker sore' on the back of my throat near my uvula. HSV swab negative. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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How ro treat a canker sore in your throat?

Time: No magic bullet but topical antibiotic or table salt may possibly be helpful for some. Unlike cold sores, there is little evidence to suggest that this is caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

Wrong area: Canker sore does not occur in the back of the throat. Get a doctor to see what it might be and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a canker sore in your throat?

Yes: Apthous ulcers and herpes can occur in the throat. Herpes in the throat is known herpes esophagitis, herpes of the throat or esophagus is extremely rare. See you physician to determine what kind of lesion it is. ...Read more

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Canker sore on the throat and got prescribed magic mouthwash, what to do?

Canker sore on the throat and got prescribed magic mouthwash, what to do?

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

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Canker sore on the throat and got prescribed magic mouthwash - is this something serious?

Canker sore on the throat and got prescribed magic mouthwash - is this something serious?

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

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I have this big canker sore on the inside of my right cheek & one in my throat. Is this normal?

I have this big canker sore on the inside of my right cheek & one in my throat. Is this normal?

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

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I have a large canker sore in back of throat the size of a quarter, could it be from epstein barr?

I have a large canker sore in back of throat the size of a quarter, could it be from epstein barr?

Many causes: Epsteinn barr virus can cause this but there areany causes of canker sores. Please see your doctor for a diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more

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White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

Oral Discomfort: It appears as though you may be suffering from dehydration related to your "intestinal issues". This may stress your body enough that you develop canker sores or oral lesions that resemble them. However, "sores" under the tongue should be examined thoroughly by a dentist, oral surgeon or oral pathologist to eliminate the possibility of a potentially more serious condition. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Many possibilities: Herpes, cankers, strep throat, flu, allergies are just a few possible explanations. You must visit a doctor and be examined to get an answer to this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Hello, 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?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) normally last 7-10 days. If you are getting sick at the same time, it may due to a viral infection (herpetic gingivostomatitis).
If it has not healed in 10 days, have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore in the back of my throat. Is this bad?

I have a canker sore in the back of my throat. Is this bad?

No: Its an ulceration in the throat area that's all. It possesses no more of a threat to your health than any other canker sore just in a very uncomfortable area. ...Read more

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Really painful canker sore in my throat the size of a dime, what can I do?

Topical anesthetic: Rinsing your mouth with a topical anesthetic should give you some relief while it is healing. You should see your md or dds to make sure it's not something worse. ...Read more

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What should I do to ease the pain from the canker sore I have in the back of my throat?

What should I do to ease the pain from the canker sore I have in the back of my throat?

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

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How do I get rid of this canker sore on back of throat?

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

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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 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

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Had canker sore and applied undiluted clove oil. Now, bigger more painful sore. Think it's burn from oil. Hard to talk/eat. Advice for treatment? Thx

Had canker sore and applied undiluted clove oil. Now, bigger more painful sore. Think it's burn from oil. Hard to talk/eat. Advice for treatment? Thx

Call your dentist: This sounds miserable and the clove oil aggravated it. Unfortunately there isn't much that can help resolve a canker sore quicker. Call your dentist to see if it needs to be looked at. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more