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I have a canker sore on uvula. How can I get rid of it?

I have a canker sore on uvula. How can I get rid of it?

Bland diet: Nothing too hot or spicy to eat, otherwise you will continue to irritate it.
Often, they may take up to 7 days to heal, on their own. ...Read more

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Will a doctor prescribe pain meds for canker sore on uvula?

Will a doctor prescribe pain meds for canker sore on uvula?

Usually NSAIDS work: I routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" I will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. The uvula is part of the palate and can be very uncomfortable. If Ibuprofen doesn't control pain, call your dentist for help. G/l! ...Read more

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Just found out throat pain was virus and big canker sore on uvula. What can do to relieve pain? No strep

Just found out throat pain was virus and big canker sore on uvula. What can do to relieve pain? No strep

Diet also important: Dr sandler gave some good advice. Also avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks until your throat feels better. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a very painful canker sore on my uvula and before that I had tonsillitis and it's good now and treated. I can't eat, please help?

Hi, I have a very painful canker sore on my uvula and before that I had tonsillitis and it's good now and treated. I can't eat, please help?

Canker sore: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read more

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I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...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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A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

See your doctor: Are you expecting us to diagnose you over the internet and come up with some great medication for you to take to eliminate your symptoms quickly and easily? Either ride everything out or see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have so much canker sore in my mouth?

I have so much canker sore in my mouth?

Canker sores: Are not pleasant and can be very painful. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) and recurrent aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a canker sore in my mouth! Helppp?

Canker sore: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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What is a canker sore in the mouth and is it permanent?

Not permanent: Typically a canker sore will heal in 7-10 days. If t does not heal see a dentist, oral surgeon or oral medicine specialist and get it evaluated to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a canker sore inside your mouth?

What is a good way to cure a canker sore inside your mouth?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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Does anybody know some home remedies for canker sore in the mouth?

Does anybody know some home remedies for canker sore in the mouth?

None proven: There are no therapies that actually cure canker sores, so find something soothing to provide comfort as you heal. ...Read more

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Canker sore in mouth, what homeremedy can we use?

Canker sore in mouth, what homeremedy can we use?

Gargle: Gargle with peroxide or mouth wash or salt water. Eat lots of ice cream and popsicles to kill the pain. ...Read more

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What is a canker sore in mouth and how do I fix it?

Virus: Usually brought on by trauma or stress.
Palliative treatment includes topical medicines. If serious, flare ups can be prevented with daily medications prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can treat canker sore in mouth!?

Can I tell me how I can treat canker sore in mouth!?

Canker sore: If it's a true canker sore, it will go away in 5-14 days on its own. Avoid spicy and acidic foods. There are numerous otc medications\ointments available at the local pharmacy or supermarket to help it feel better. Rinsing alternately with warm salt water or diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide often helps. If you need something stronger or wish quicker relief, see your own dentist. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat canker sore in three year old's mouth?

None proven: There are no therapies that actually cure canker sores, so find something soothing to provide comfort as you heal. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods / drinks am not supposed to have when there's a canker sore in my mouth?

Please suggest what foods / drinks am not supposed to have when there's a canker sore in my mouth?

No spicey or acidic: Avoid foods or drinks that will irritate the canker sore especially spicey and acidic items. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

Palliative treatment: Yes they can get very big. You can apply topical ointment to area as a protective barrier. Aloe based work best for length of time before wearing off and it has anti inflammatory properties that will help heal faster
Avoid any spicy salty foods and acidic drinks and avoid alcohol ...Read more

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I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?

Canker Sore: I would still keep your appointment. Perhaps they can laser treat it. They will be aware of it, it is not contagious, and they will comfortably work around it. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are available at nearly all pharmacies. If they are real bad your dentist could prescribe a medication ointment bandage call orobase which may contain a steroid to decrease the imflammation. ...Read more

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My canker sore in the lower part of my mouth has not healed and it's been over a month. It stopped hurting after the first few days.?

My canker sore in the lower part of my mouth has not healed and it's been over a month. It stopped hurting after the first few days.?

Canker sore: Get to a dentist and have this area checked. Since it has not healed in a month this my not be a common canker sore. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a canker sore on the inside of my right cheek, I don't know how I got it but its making my whole mouth hurt. Is that normal?

7-10 days: Is normal time period for canker sores to spontaneously heal. Otc canker sore aids will help. See your dentist if it persists over 10 days. ...Read more

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Should I refrain from giving oral sex if I have a canker sore in my mouth?

Play it safe: Apthous-type ulcers are more benign but the previous answer provides warning about the spread of a virally produced lesion. Be safe...Since you don't know which you are dealing with, refrain. ...Read more

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If you have a canker sore in your mouth and you give someone oral is it contagious to them?

If you have a canker sore in your mouth and you give someone oral is it contagious to them?

Don't do it: Yes yes yes!,
viral and bacterial sores in your mouth are very contagious so take a break from any oral contact with others. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a canker sore in mouth?

Don't get rid of: You actually don't get rid of canker sores. What you do is try to lessen their severity and try to have them for the shortest time they will allow. If you get them often...Try a prescription of acyclovir. Lysine from the store has been known to help. They have a life of about 14 days. Stress, fatigue, excessive sun exposure are some of the causes. Watch the spicy or acid foods. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore in your mouth?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore in your mouth?

Mostly time: Mostly time. There are some medications or ointments you can get in a pharmacy to help them feel better meanwhile. Ask your pharmacy what they have and what they recommend. Some dentists can apply in-office treatment or laser to speed recovery somewhat. ...Read more

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Can you get a canker sore from burning your mouth on pizza?

Can you get a canker sore from burning your mouth on pizza?

No, 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. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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


Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more