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I constantly have cranker sores lately. All of them are quite painful and sometime I got 2 at once. Is there anything wrong with my health?

I constantly have cranker sores lately. All of them are quite painful and sometime I got 2 at once. Is there anything wrong with my health?

Vague: Canker sores are quite the mystery and some people get them while others may not, even if they eat the same foods, etc. I would possibly keep a journal of when you get them and note what you ate, drank, activities, meds, supplements, etc. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cranker sores?

How do you get rid of cranker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) go away on their own. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. The pharmacies sell numerous medications to apply that work fairly well. Ask your druggist which he\she recommends. If necessary you can see a dentist to treat or prescribe something that will work slightly better and perhaps quicker. Most people just wait it out. ...Read more

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Can Cranker sores be positive as hsv 1? Because I've never had any outside my mouth only inside ulcer sores tested positive hsv-1 while cranker sore

Can Cranker sores be positive as hsv 1? Because I've never had any outside my mouth only inside ulcer sores tested positive hsv-1 while cranker sore

Yes/unrelated: HSV1 infection is likely universal although only a small % of people get cold sores from it . The cause of canker sores is unknown although suspected to be some sort of reaction to a bacteria in the mouth by some. Thus the chance of having a positive HSV1 ab test is high regardless of whatever other disease you may have. ...Read more

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My canker sore is bleeding? I get canker sores all the time but they've never bled.

My canker sore is bleeding? 
I get canker sores all the time but they've never bled.

Canker sore bleeding: Canker sores normally don't bleed. If it is a canker sore, it will heal on its own. However, it may not be a canker sore. If it does not heal in 7-10 days, or if a bleeding sore re-occurs, you need to have it examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I use to get canker sores before finding rembrandt for canker sore suffers. Rembrandt has discontinued. What do you advise to replace?

I use to get canker sores before finding rembrandt for canker sore suffers. Rembrandt has discontinued. What do you advise to replace?

SLS free: Rembrandt brand toothpaste is free of sodium lauryl sulfate (sls), a detergent found in many toothpastes. Some people say their canker sores go away if they use sls free toothpaste. There are multiple brands of sls free toothpaste to use as an alternative if you are sensitive to sls. ...Read more

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Why do I get a canker sore when I do "oil pulling" with Coconut Oil? I heard Coconut is supposed to help canker sores not cause them.

Why do I get a canker sore when I do "oil pulling" with Coconut Oil? I heard Coconut is supposed to help canker sores not cause them.

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gum disease or some viral sores or canker sore flare-up?

Need exam please: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a huge canker sore on my tongue and it hurts, how can I prevent canker sores?

What to do if I have a huge canker sore on my tongue and it hurts, how can I prevent canker sores?

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Possibly!: Alcohol is an irritant to mucosal tissue. Depends on your particular sensitivity and on the Proof of the drink and how many exposures to it you've had. What can cause a lesion for you may not for someone else. Be careful...there are other lesions that can mimic canker sores too. ...Read more

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My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?

My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a canker sore on the inside of my bottom lip, that makes it a what causes these annoying sores?

What should I do if I have a canker sore on the inside of my bottom lip, that makes it a what causes these annoying sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores can be caused by stress, an injury such as biting the lip, acidic foods. The exact cause is unknown. Canker sores heal on their own in 5-7 days. For protection from irritation during eating, apply orabase ointment (non prescription), which sticks to the sore to keep it covered. ...Read more

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Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?

Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?

Glossitis: Could be inflammation of the tongue which we call glositis which could be anywhere on the tongue, but if it is on undersurface alone, it is on both sides of the cnetral fold- frenulam(a partition). R/o foods that could have caused allergy/Bcomplex vitamin deficiency/habits like excess candies ingestion. Need to r/o infections arising in that area . Also need to r/o apthous ulcers,common condn. ...Read more

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I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Cold vs Canker sores: Cold sores are typically on the outside of your lips nose even eyes. Have a professional RX an antiviral for you.They may be pills or a salve or both. Compliance is the key to healing. Ensure you take the dose where youare supposed to. ...Read more

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How to treat genital canker sores? Hi there, i saw my ob on tuesday. A few weeks ago i had thought i had a UTI but it got better. Well...On sunday the pain came back and i had a canker sore by my urethra. I have never experienced anything like this before

Not canker sores: You need to see your ob/gyn or a dermatologist for these lesion. Two prevalent diseases that give genital sores are herpes(a virus) and lichen planis(auto-immune possibly). Both can be painful and can have oral and skin related lesions. Some cases can become serious from scarring. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Can canker sores and stress cause swollen lymph nodes under mandible? Very stressed from college and canker sore. Health anxiety as well.

Can canker sores and stress cause swollen lymph nodes under mandible? Very stressed from college and canker sore. Health anxiety as well.

Probable: Although the cause of canker sores remain obscure, stress and perhaps even another viral illness may trigger them. Thus it is not difficult to imagine that swollen lymph glands can indeed occur. However if the glands are getting larger fast or lingering on for more than a month, check with your doctor. ...Read more