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Dr. Charles Lockhart
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Thomas Davis
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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Dr. Earl Sandroff
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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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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Daughter has 2 canker sores on her tonsils at the back of throat their kind of small. Plus she has 2 on the front of her mouth howl long will it last?

Daughter has 2 canker sores on her tonsils at the back of throat their kind of small. Plus she has 2 on the front of her mouth howl long will it last?

7-10 days usually: During this time have her eat softer foods and avoid acidly foods (soda, ketchup, tomato sauce, etc.). Have her rinse with warm salt water several time a day. If it interferes with eating have her rinse (not swallow) with a mixture of malox and liquid benadryl. If other cold symptoms develop then see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Blake Perkins
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I have canker sores in the back of my mouth chooser to the throat. Does gargling harm or help the healing process?

I have canker sores in the back of my mouth chooser to the throat.  Does gargling harm or help the healing process?

Helpful: Gargling with peroxide based liquids can be helpful in speeding healing. Alcohol based liquids may make it more painful as the alcohol will sting the open sores. Your best bet is a Chlorhexidine rinse you can get prescribed from your dentist. That will help kill the germs that are the main cause of the painful sores (canker sores are a secondary infection of a primary autoimmune reaction). ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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14yr daughter has 4 canker sores in her mouth ( one being at the very back of her throat!) took halls and now when swallow feels like sandpaper why?

14yr daughter has 4 canker sores in her mouth ( one being at the very back of her throat!)  took halls and now when swallow feels like sandpaper why?

Canker sores?: First, who made the diagnosis of canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers? True canker sores are of unknown etiology but thought to be an autoimmune response, triggered by stress. She may have that or herpes simplex 1 virus (or both). Both are painful ; need to run their course. Halls may help or be further irritating to the mucous membranes. Consult with dr. Regarding diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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What can you do to treat throat canker sores?

What can you do to treat throat canker sores?

Throat?: Canker sores can occur on your soft palate, but I have never seen them occur in someone's throat. It may not be canker sores and is best seen by a physician for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment if necessary. ...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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