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How can I stop a canker sore before it grows bigger?

How can I stop a canker sore before it grows bigger?

Cautery for cankers: Cautery can stop canker sore growth. Topically applied debacterol is one such product used to achieve this. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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How can I stop a canker sore before it happens?

How can I stop a canker sore before it happens?

You can't: No one knows what causes canker sores. They may be caused by a virus, allergy or auto-immune condition. Use of cleansing antiseptic medications may prevent infection, reduce discomfort and promote healing. ...Read more

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How can you stop pain of canker sore?

How can you stop pain of canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a big canker sore?

What could I do to cure a big canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Treated canker sore with hydrogen peroxide and it got twice as big and painful. I've had the sore for 3 days now. What can I do?

Treated canker sore with hydrogen peroxide and it got twice as big and painful. I've had the sore for 3 days now. What can I do?

Canker sores: Canker sores can be treated with cortisone cream or liquid maalox or mylanta topically. Donot use Hydrpgen peroxide can destroy tissue do not use this You need a doctor visit online healthtap or in person to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

Palliative treatment: Yes they can get very big. You can apply topical ointment to area as a protective barrier. Aloe based work best for length of time before wearing off and it has anti inflammatory properties that will help heal faster
Avoid any spicy salty foods and acidic drinks and avoid alcohol ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Possibly!: Alcohol is an irritant to mucosal tissue. Depends on your particular sensitivity and on the Proof of the drink and how many exposures to it you've had. What can cause a lesion for you may not for someone else. Be careful...there are other lesions that can mimic canker sores too. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are available at nearly all pharmacies. If they are real bad your dentist could prescribe a medication ointment bandage call orobase which may contain a steroid to decrease the imflammation. ...Read more

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I have this HIV ANXIETY and I have a canker sore. It is below the tongue and. Is small. If I had hiv, would the sore be bigger? Pls say yes so I stop

I have this HIV ANXIETY and I have a canker sore. It is below the tongue and. Is small. If I had hiv, would the sore be bigger? Pls say yes so I stop

Stop what?: If you believe you're doing something wrong or unhealthy, you ought to stop if you can or seek help, good luck ...Read more

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I have a canker sore that is just beginning to develop on the roof of my mouth. I tend to get them when I get colds. How can I stop it from developing?

I have a canker sore that is just beginning to develop on the roof of my mouth. I tend to get them when I get colds. How can I stop it from developing?

Cause not known: While the cause of canker sore is unknown here are some factors associated with them that you can control. Stress is a big factor. Deficiency in vitamin b, zinc, Folic Acid can increase canker sores. So can highly acidic diet. Avoid products with sls. Read toothpaste labels and try one sls free. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have this big canker sore on the inside of my right cheek & one in my throat. Is this normal?

I have this big canker sore on the inside of my right cheek & one in my throat. Is this normal?

No: 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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Just found out throat pain was virus and big canker sore on uvula. What can do to relieve pain? No strep

Just found out throat pain was virus and big canker sore on uvula. What can do to relieve pain? No strep

Diet also important: Dr sandler gave some good advice. Also avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks until your throat feels better. ...Read more

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What a canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What causes a canker sore?

What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: ...but some studies had shown it is triggered by changes in temperature, hormones, trauma, allergy, ...etc. ...Read more

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How is canker sore treated?

How is canker sore treated?

Canker sore: OTC treatments can help. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist can help ...Read more

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

Laser: Find a dentist with alaser wo knows how too treat these. Relief can come in minutes. ...Read more

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Why does alum help canker sore?

Alum for canker sore: The best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Canker sore: Canker sore are typically rounded white ulceration inside the mouth. They will heal in about 10 days. ...Read more

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Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Home remedy: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, the best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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How can you remove a canker sore?

How can you remove a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to heal (not "remove") canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Is this a canked sore canker sore?

Is this a canked sore canker sore?

Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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What does a canker sore look like?

Aphthous ulcers: They are usually round ulcers with a grayish-white colored surface surrounded by a red inflamed circle. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sore?

What are the causes of canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort &potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems &a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more

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Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Canker sores: If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a canker sore?

What are the signs of a canker sore?

In side the mouth: It is a sore area inside the mouth usually located on the cheeks, lips, or under the tongue. It looks whitish with a red area around the outside and can last a couple weeks.
It is not found on the gums or roof of the mouth. ...Read more

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Canker sore help me in so much pain!?

Canker sore help me in so much pain!?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my canker sore?

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What can I do to treat my canker sore?

Laser: Find someone in your area with a laser. It is removed fairly easily and with very little pain. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a canker sore?

What could I do to cure a canker sore?

Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. You might have a vitamin deficiency. Check with your primary care. ...Read more

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I have had this canker sore for a week?

I have had this canker sore for a week?

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. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a canker sore?

What are the symptoms of a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores are white ulcerations, or crater, with a red border usually on the floor of your mouth, or the area where your cheek meets the gum tissues. They last about a week and will heal naturally. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a canker sore.?

Mouth ulcer: Ulcer or opening in the normal mucosal barrier of the mouth usually about half the size of a dime...Much like a brush burn which is a break in the skin barrier it can be painful. ... Multiple possibilties as to the etiology...If it is chronic non urgent medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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How do you heal a canker sore real fast?

What works for you.: Canker sores are found inside the mouth;
self care remedies include 1/2 tsp salt dissolved in 8 oz water, 1-2 tablespoon malalox + 1/2 tablespoon benedryl. Swish & spit out 4x a day. Anbesol, oragel.

Medical tx: silver nitrate, kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase, viscous Lidocaine, tetracycline suspensions. Dental laser treatment. ...Read more

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What does a minor canker sore look like?

What does a minor canker sore look like?

White ulceration: Whitish or pinkish ulceration surrounded by a red halo of tissue. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a canker sore?

Your dentist can: Diagnose a cancer sore. A canker sore is usually a bright red lesion in the mouth with an interior that may be yellow or white. They tend to be painful. ...Read more

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How can I treat a really bad canker sore?

Time: It is a self limiting problem, if it is a canker sore. Topical anes gives temporary relief. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my canker sore asap?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of canker sore?

Isolated mouth sore: Cankers are isolated shallow ulcers on the inside of the lip, lining of the cheeks or on the tongue. They hurt even though they're no more than 2-3 millimeters in diameter. No fever. You can't help run your tongue over it - that probably inhibits healing. Multiple ulcers on the lip think herpes type 1. Multiple sores in back of mouth with fever think herpangina or hand-foot-mouth syndrome. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a canker sore fast?

What works in taking care of a canker sore fast?

Consider cause: Prevention of recurrent canker sores is better than treatment of them! Sometimes these aphthous ulcers are the result of acid reflux or a reaction to you toothpaste (consider trying one that lacks sodium lauryl sulfate). Once you have one, try to avoid touching the area. I have found some success prescribing kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase dental paste for them. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more