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Feel like I have canker sores down the back of my throat. What can I do to get rid of them?

Feel like I have canker sores down the back of my throat. What can I  do to get rid of them?

Canker sore relief: Consult with your dentist now so he can see the lesions. He may prescribe a mouth wash to sooth the tissue while you wait for the healing. It usually runs its course in 7-10 days. He will make a diagnosis from further information you give him on the history of these lesions. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat. No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat.  No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Canker sores?: Canker sores do not usually occur at the back of your throat and therefore i question your diagnosis. I would start by seeing your own physician for an accurate diagnosis. Then you can ask all your questions. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Is it possible for you to get canker sores at the back of your throat?

Is it possible for you to get canker sores at the back of your throat?

Rare: I would get an evaluation by an oral surgeon to diagnose what you have as canker sores rarely occur in the throat. ...Read more

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I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life

I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days for evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
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See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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Why am i getting canker sores all the time? I get them in the insides of my lip, on my gum, in the throat area/back of tongue, and on my tongue.

Why am i getting canker sores all the time? I get them in the insides of my lip, on my gum, in the throat area/back of tongue, and on my tongue.

No solid answer: Since you are "prone" towards canker sores the best thing you can try to do is ease their pain. You can take Acyclovir regularly to help but it does require a prescription. Lysine might help and you can get that at a health food store. Try to reduce your stress, and if you are a smoker...Quit. See if there are any other habits you have. But i bet the best thing you can do is reduce stress. ...Read more

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I get recurring sore throats, frequent and lingering minor colds and large but not painful canker sores (no fevers). What can I do? Thanks!

I get recurring sore throats, frequent and lingering minor colds and large but not painful canker sores (no fevers).  What can I do? Thanks!

Rest and Sleep well: Studies have shown that the 2 most common reasons for adults to get recurrent upper respiratory tract illnesses are: 1- improper sleep. 2- touching our face a lot! stress can also be a definite culprit. There are other pathologies that could be the reason for your recurrent illnesses so a trip to your primary care provider is also warranted at this stage. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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Can u get canker sores down your throat?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are most common on the lips, tongue and cheeks, but they can also occur in the throat on the soft palate. ...Read more

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Canker Sore (Definition)

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small, light-colored, painful sores ...Read more

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