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Why do canker sores bleed?

Why do canker sores bleed?

Ulcers: These are apthous ulcers. Their centers are devoid of protective epithelium. Any contact with this part of the ulcer hence causes bleeding! ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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How do canker sores bleed?

How do canker sores bleed?

Canker sores: Usually don't bleed. 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. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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Do canker sores bleed if you pop them?

Do canker sores bleed if you pop them?

Canker sores: 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

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Can canker sores bleed?

Can canker sores bleed?

Sometimes: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers usually don't bleed but if they are deep ulcers and/or irritated with oral appliances or braces they may. You should see a dentist to make sure that you truly have nothing more serious than just canker sores. ...Read more

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Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Very common: The canker sores bleed easily, especially when brushing your teeth. They are harmless and heal by themselves after 7-14 days. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Painful canker sores that bleed and pus. How do I treat this?

Painful canker sores that bleed and pus. How do I treat this?

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

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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 have canker sores that sometimes have minor, brief bleeding. Is it safe to eat raw sushi? I'm worried about parasites entering my bloodstream.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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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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

Get a more detailed answer ›
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Should I be taking bampho phenique for canker sores?

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

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How to treat canker sores?

How to treat canker sores?

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

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Are canker sores contagious?

Are canker sores contagious?

NOT contagious: '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

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Is honey good for canker sores?

Is honey good for canker sores?

Yes: A recent study comparing honey to corticosteroids and other topical (Oranase), Honey produced faster reduction in size and pain, the resolution of the erythema was faster in the Honey group.
Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medscape. Oct 16, 2014. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause canker sores?

Could oral sex cause canker sores?

Depends: A true canker sore is an auto-immune condition that is not contagious. It can occur as a result of different types of stress. However, a herpetic ulcer can be mistaken to be a canker sore. Herpetic ulcers are contagious and can be transmitted by oral sex. ...Read more

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How can I heal/prevent canker sores?

How can I heal/prevent canker sores?

Prevention: Do not go near anyone with open sores on any part of their body.
Warm water rinses and child teething salves.
Mainly time, 2 weeks for full healing. ...Read more

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Can canker sores spread through oral sex?

Can canker sores spread through oral sex?

Not likely: Canker sores have not been proven to be caused by a virus or bacteria, and they are not contagious, or a sign of any other disease. ...Read more

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Can canker sores come from giving oral sex?

Can canker sores come from giving oral sex?

Canker sores: Or aphthous stomatitis typically is more often a stress induced / trauma or of unknown etiology. Oral herpes, however, can arise from oral sex. Always be cautious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I now have canker sores after an operation?

I now have canker sores after an operation?

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

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Can I tell me how I can prevent canker sores?

Can I tell me how I can prevent canker sores?

Canker sores.: 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

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What's the difference chancre and canker sores?

What's the difference chancre and canker sores?

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

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How can I prevent canker sores from happening?

Very difficult: Zovirax (acyclovir) is a rx medication that can help. If you can feel the "pre" eruption symptoms I have had patients tell me that taking the medication then sometimes prevents or lessens the outbreack of canker sores. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores? How do I prevent them?

What causes canker sores? How do I prevent them?

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

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How can I know if I have canker sores or herpes?

How can I know if I have canker sores or herpes?

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

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Can eating too many tomatoes cause canker sores?

Can eating too many tomatoes cause canker sores?

Perhaps: Different people have varying sensitivities to foods. It's possible that tomatoes may contribute due to their acidity level. ...Read more

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Can coffee really cause canker sores and if so why?

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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