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Can frequent canker sores mean some sort of serious disease?

Can frequent canker sores mean some sort of serious disease?

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 more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sore (Definition)

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small, light-colored, painful sores ...Read more


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What can cause frequent canker sores in an 8 year old. How can they be prevented? He gets one every month or two

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

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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?

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 more

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I get recurring sore throats, frequent and lingering minor colds and large but not painful canker sores (no fevers). What can I do? Thanks!

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 more

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Are there meds and or oral rinse for canker sores?

Are there meds and or oral rinse for canker sores?

Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Topical medications otc applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. Rec.: if not comfortable see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat canker sores?

How do you treat canker sores?

L-lysine: Try a lysine gel cap pierce it and put the gel on your sore. Anti-viral creams like Denavir can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Can citrus cause canker sores?

Can citrus cause canker sores?

NO!!!: But any acidic materiel will sting on contact with an aphthous ulcer, suddenly making you aware of it. ...Read more

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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 more

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