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Complex Canker Sores
I have canker sores. It that something to worry about? And it is regular. I am having it at least thrice or more in a month
Canker sores: I agree with Dr. Fowler about seeing your dentist. Many factors can contribute to canker sore. These include stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal, sensitivities to SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate, in many tooth pastes, try changing toothpaste to SLS free, you will need to read the labels, and also see a dentist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker Sores: Canker sores are due to herpes simplex virus type 1. It is very very common. A ton of things can cause recurrent outbreaks. You can buy over-the-counter treatment or see your primary doctor who can prescribe as needed tablets for outbreaks or might opt to put you on daily suppressive therapy. Hsv-1 is painful and unsightly, but don't worry because stress only makes them happen more often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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