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Chronic Canker Sores
Chronic canker sores, tongue looks like world map. One spot clears then appears on other side. Excellent hygiene. What is causing this?
My 15 yr old son has been suffering for yrs. 1st he is T1D. Endo says its not related, allergist says No allergies, Gastro says No problems. He gets small clear blisters and itch in mouth, chronic canker sores, and severe Chronic upper left abdominal pain
Look further: There are 2 conclusions can be drawn from this:there is nothing wrong with him or whatever tests have been run have failed to show what the hell is wrong with him. I favor the later. Do not give up. You need a holistic physician who can look at it from a different perspective. Go to www.aaemonline.org and find a physician near you. Hope it helps you ...Read more
Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
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