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Do Canker Sores Bleed
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are flat, grey painful ulcers that usually do not bleed.
Cold sores, which are caused by an infection of the herpes simplex virus, first appear as crusty blisters, and may bleed if "popped".
Check with your dentist to be sure exactly what the lesion is. ...Read more
Put alum on my canker sores. The pain decreased, but the sores look bigger and whiter and bleed a bit. What's wrong with it?
Canker sore Tx: I'm unfamiliar with that product, however most products are geared towards "burning" the nerve ends to let the viral life cycle of 10-14 days subside without further pain. I have used Debacterol in my office with great results. These products don't cure the virus. They are only geared towards alleviating pain. There is no known cure. ...Read more
I put alum power on my canker sores. The pain subdued a lot but the sores got whiter and look bigger. They also bleed a little. What's wrong?
Burn...: The way you treated you canker sore is basically a chemical cautery, or burn. This makes the sore feel better, but it still takes as long or sometimes longer to heal. The good thing is that it isn't painful any more. I often tell patients that if left untreated, the canker sore takes 2-3 weeks to heal. If we treat it, it takes 14 to 21 days. :) ...Read more
From description: They are either not canker sores (aphthous ulcers) or it's not pus that you see, feel or taste. See your dentist right away to find out exactly what you have and how best to treat it. If you would rather not see your dentist, then it doesn't matter how you treat it as your guess would be as good as ours, considering we can't actually see what you are describing. ...Read more
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
I have canker sores that sometimes have minor, brief bleeding. Is it safe to eat raw sushi? I'm worried about parasites entering my bloodstream.
Perspective: If there are parasites in your sushi, they will enter your system whether or not you have open sores. Remember, you are swallowing your food. There is always a risk with raw sushi, as well as many other not fully cooked foods. I love sushi and only go to some high quality restaurants for it. ...Read more
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
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
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
Camphoi-phenique: Campho- phenique can be used to help a canker sore feel better, especially when it first starts. The canker sore will heal in about 10-14 days. Avoid spicy or acidic foods. ...Read more
Try Zilactin B,: An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! Avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Eat healthy! good luck! ...Read more
'cold sores' are caused by virus=herpes simplex. Canker sores are associated with dental work, extra brushing, mouth injuries, spicy or acidic foods. Toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate have been implicated. Canker sores may also occur in immunosuppressed patients (or hiv).
Also noted are food sensitivities: chocolate, coffee, strawberries, nuts, cheese and acidic foods, e.g. Pineapple. ...Read more
It's very possible: Canker sores often arise due to a stressful situation. There are many otc remedies that can offer relief. They are also self limiting and will go away in sadly a few painful days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Stress will increase canker sore outbreaks. So will trauma, highly acidic foods and vitamin deficiencies. Canker sores are not well understood.
Many people are sensitive to sls, sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient in toothpaste. Try using an sls free toothpaste. This may help. ...Read more
Infection vs. Immune: A chancre is an ulceration that is one of the stages of having the std syphilis. A canker sore or apthous ulcer is caused by an immune reaction or trauma. The chancre needs treatment via antibiotics to be cured and the canker sore is self limiting and heals on its own but does recur. ...Read more
Not very well known: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the main cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods can also cause these sores. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, can also trigger canker sores. Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune sys. ...Read more
Oral Sores =?: Canker sores usually occur on the soft mucous membranes and tissues inside your mouth and look like ulcers, while herpes more often occurs on the outside of the lips and appears as blisters. You can also google it for images. However, you will need to see a dentist (or physician) for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Not normal: Have never heard of coffee causing canker sores. About 85% of canker sores are caused by the foaming agent (sodium laurel sulfate) in toothpaste. If you are troubled with canker sores, you might try a toothpaste without this chemical in it. I personally prefer a toothpaste (and mouth rinse) called closys. ...Read more
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