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Frequent Canker Sores
Can mean many things: Canker or cold sores can have many causes including viral. Most last 7-10 days and should not be touched with your fingers. If it is viral, you can spread it! many initial lesions can be treated with lasers that cut off the blood flow to the lesion and speed up healing. If you get many lesions at frequent intervals, contact your dentist. Causes can be investigated and medication may be available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause frequent canker sores in an 8 year old. How can they be prevented? He gets one every month or two
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. During an episode, 2000 mg of lysine in divided doses per day can decrease the symptoms and time involved to heal. ...Read more
Are frequent canker sores in mouth and iritis always an indicator of behçet's disease? Is it serious?
Few cases of iritis in 9mos. And frequent mouth canker sores; also had crp, ESR tests and chest xray. Crp 3.6. How is behçet's disease diagnosis made?
Clinical diagnosis: Diagnosis is based on symptoms, not any specific test. ...Read more
I get canker sores frequently. However I am now getting them on my gums and tongue and they are becoming more painful and more frequent .any solutions?
Canker sore: 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 for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get recurring sore throats, frequent and lingering minor colds and large but not painful canker sores (no fevers). What can I do? Thanks!
Rest and Sleep well: Studies have shown that the 2 most common reasons for adults to get recurrent upper respiratory tract illnesses are: 1- improper sleep. 2- touching our face a lot! stress can also be a definite culprit. There are other pathologies that could be the reason for your recurrent illnesses so a trip to your primary care provider is also warranted at this stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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