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My canker sores won't go?

My canker sores won't go?

Canker sores: Generally takes 7-14 days to completely resolve. How long has it been in your case? If more and/or you are concerned see your own dentists for a definitive diagnosis. Any lesion lasting more that 2 weeks needs to be examined as there are lots of other similar types of lesions that require treatment. Some can be quite serious, while others are not. Get it examined if they persist. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores?

What causes canker sores?

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 more

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Are canker sores permanent?

Are canker sores permanent?

No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore. ...Read more

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What causes my canker sores?

What causes my canker sores?

Canker sores: See> http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262

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How do you treat canker sores?

How do you treat canker sores?

L-lysine: Try a lysine gel cap pierce it and put the gel on your sore. Anti-viral creams like Denavir (penciclovir) can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Can citrus cause canker sores?

Can citrus cause canker sores?

NO!!!: But any acidic materiel will sting on contact with an aphthous ulcer, suddenly making you aware of it. ...Read more

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Why canker sores grow in size?

Why canker sores grow in size?

Get it checked: Canker sore typically heal in about 10-14 days and once they form they do not keep growing. If the sore in your mouth is growing, please se a dentist and have it checked. It may be ore than just a canker sore. ...Read more

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Can kisses cause canker sores?

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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What is best for canker sores?

What is best for canker sores?

Best: TIME: Though 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. If on other areas, can be cauterized with a laser or chemicals. If Ibuprofen doesn't cut it, call your dentist for help. ...Read more

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What's causing my canker sores?

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. ...Read more

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How to know it is canker sores?

How to know it is canker sores?

Canker sore: A canker sore is usually a bright red lesion in the mouth with an interior that may be yellow or white. They tend to be painful. Your dentist can diagnose if you have a canker sore. ...Read more

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What makes canker sores better?

What makes canker sores better?

Prevent canker sores: The specific cause of canker sores (or apthous ulcers) is till unknown. Usually they occur when the immune system is weakened.
So the best way to heal them is to avoid getting them. Supplement with vitamin c (500 mg four times daily) and vitamin e (400 iu twice a day) and a multivitamin with magnesium and zinc (taken in the afternoon or evening for best absorption). Avoid stress.
Eat breakfast. ...Read more

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Home remedies for canker sores?

Home remedies for canker sores?

Topical anesthetic: There really isn't anything that will cause it to heal faster. Your home solution to them might include rinsing with warm salt water to decrease the swelling. Also children's teething solutions and/or gels will numb the area but you need to be careful with this because while the area is numb you may irritate it more. ...Read more

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So how do you heal canker sores?

So how do you heal canker sores?

Laser: The use of a laser like the biolase md laser can immediately stop the pain caused by a canker sore and heal it quickly. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores fast?

How to remove canker sores fast?

Fast canker sore cur: Unfortunately once the outbreak occurs it has to run its course. Avoid anything that will irritate them. You might try a product called zilactin. Follow the directions on the tube. It may sting a little when you first put it on, but it helps sometimes. ...Read more

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Why do I get canker sores easily?

Causes: Canker Sore: Unfortunately the cause of most canker sores is not known. Stress or tissue injury is probably the cause. Also some foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sls in toothpaste has also been implicated. ...Read more

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What works best for canker sores?

What works best for canker sores?

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down. If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do canker sores heal on their own?

Usually: Canker sores otherwise known as recurrent aphthous ulcers usually heal in 7 to 10 days unless there is something irritating them like smoking, intraoral habits, dental appliances like dentures or partials, or braces. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for canker sores?

Any good remedies for canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, usually occur in the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and inside of the lips. They may be caused by trauma such as biting the area, stress, and herpetic viral infections. They can occur singularly or in groups.
They usually heal on their own in 5-7 days.
Applying orabase ointment (no rx needed) can help alleviate the pain.
Check with you dentist. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure canker sores?

How can I quickly cure canker sores?

Time: Use one of the over the counter remedies to help you feel better and avoid eating spicy and acidic foods. Canker sores typically take 10 to 14 days to heal.
They can happen when you are under stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, sensitivity to certain chemicals, and hormonal changes. Your dentist can help with strategies to control them. ...Read more

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