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What could cause a sudden incidence of canker sores on the inside of mouth and lips? They're not cold sores and I haven't had sex recently to contract HIV or anything. I never get them now I have 4-5 sore persistent ones all at once. I also eat good.

What could cause a sudden incidence of canker sores on the inside of mouth and lips? They're not cold sores and I haven't had sex recently to contract HIV or anything. I never get them now I have 4-5 sore persistent ones all at once. I also eat good.

No sure answer: There is no sure answer to this question. Stress has been associated with canker sores. Some have suspected that this may be from strep mutans- an organism found normally in the mouth and considered responsible for dental caries. Have you had your teeth cleaned at least twice yearly, flossed daily, and brushed thoroughly at least 2x daily? Good dental hygiene may help.

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Are simple canker sores a sign of HIV?

Are simple canker sores a sign of HIV?

No: Should completely disappear in about 10 days. If not, see your Dentist.

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Is it bad to be getting canker sores 7 months after unprotected sex? Is this a sign of hiv or is it true that there would be no signs of hiv this late?

Is it bad to be getting canker sores 7 months after unprotected sex? Is this a sign of hiv or is it true that there would be no signs of hiv this late?

See DR: While aphthae are not diagnostic of hiv, it is also common for infected people to have a variety of sores in the mouth.

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If I have canker sores in my mouth, could this be an early HIV symptom?

If I have canker sores in my mouth, could this be an early HIV symptom?

Not Usually, But...: Canker sores (aka: aphthous ulcers) are not associated with hiv. Usually, aphthous ulcers begin early in life and stop occurring in the 30's; the exact etiology is unknown. However, "aphthous-like" ulcers can be associated with auto-immune disorders, GI disorders and hiv. If you are at risk for hiv, or just want to know more...See your dentist and/or pcp and get tested.

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I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and I'm negative for HIV. Ideas?

I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and I'm negative for HIV. Ideas?

Anxiety can cause CS: Canker sores (CS) usually are not a sign of underlying illness. The cause of Aphthous Stomatitis (cancer sores) is incompletely understood but appears to involve some combination of genetics, stress, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and other factors. The mildly low WBC is likely unimportant and unrelated unless your absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is low, normal >1500. http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy

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Keep getting canker sores on my tongue and lips. My b12 is fine, im hiv neg, my wbc count is 3.8 a little low but since my other levels were good my dr said it was fine. What could this be? Why did it come so sudden? How can I permanently fix them?

Keep getting canker sores on my tongue and lips. My b12 is fine, im hiv neg, my wbc count is 3.8 a little low but since my other levels were good my dr said it was fine. What could this be? Why did it come so sudden? How can I permanently fix them?

No permanent fix.: Canker sores have many causes, if these are canker sores. There are other afflictions like lichen planis that can manifest as sores in these areas. That can occur with other illnesses or weakened immune condition. Stress or trama can bring these outbreaks. However, they can be triggered by exposure to an irritant. I have pt who break out when they have red wine or nuts. Look at your intake.

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Recurring canker sores on inside of lips and tongue. Tongue feels raw and my mucous and saliva feels acidic. The inside of my mouth visibly looks good. Any ideas what this could be? HIV negative and recent CBC bloodwork came back normal.

Recurring canker sores on inside of lips and tongue. Tongue feels raw and my mucous and saliva feels acidic. The inside of my mouth visibly looks good. Any ideas what this could be? HIV negative and recent CBC bloodwork came back normal.

Check for reflux: If your dental health is otherwise good, I would consider acid reflux as a potential cause. However one need to rule a candida infection as well and this would require an immune evaluation in the absence of diabetes. Talk to your doctor.

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Can kisses cause canker sores?

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).

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What are possible causes of recurrent canker sores?

What are possible causes of recurrent canker sores?

Triggers: Have been identified/linked & not really causes. It is multi-factorial, but some triggers include: food allergies, nutritional deficiencies (b12, folic acid, vit. C), emotional stress, smoking, dental appliances, other autoimmune illnesses (bechet's, lupus, crohn's), menstruation, hormone therapy, pregnancy. Some studies have linked toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate.

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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.

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What exactly causes canker sores and how do I prevent them?

Ulcerative colitis: It would be useful if you also have a documented secretory IgA deficiency or another form of selective immunoglobulin dificiency. Some publications of gg as an enema for selective cases have been described. In general it is not a useful option.

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Can listerine cool mint cause canker sores?

Can listerine cool mint cause canker sores?

It can: Many people have reactions to the ingredients in mouth rinses. Just do a controlled test on your own by trying different rinses. Also look for a non- alcohol rinse.

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How to remove canker sores caused by braces?

Too Bad....: Canker sores are tough, they heal in about 10 days no matter what you do. Many different medications have been promoted over the years with no change in healing times. Keep your wax on the braces where you have the sores to minimize the rubbing discomfort. Good luck!

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What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. 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.

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What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

Natural....: Salt water rinses and time as your body will heal it. If it's not gone in 10-14 days, it may not be canker sores and if that's the case, you need to see a dentist to find out what it is.

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Should my canker sores cause the tooth in front of it to hurt?

Should my canker sores cause the tooth in front of it to hurt?

Possible: If the sores are in the front yes it can cause pain. Hopefully your sores go away soon. Try vitamin b supplements.

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What is the best way to clear up canker sores caused by braces?

What is the best way to clear up canker sores caused by braces?

Wax!: Most oral sores associated with braces are traumatic in origin. Wax on the offending wire will do the trick.

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What are the causes of canker sores and how can I get rid of them?

What are the causes of canker sores and how can I get rid of them?

Often stress: Stress, injury/ trauma (scratching the are with coarse or sharp food or utensil) lack of sleep can all bring on canker sores. If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect the area and reduce pain. If frequent try using toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate. See your dentist.

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