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How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

Avoid acids: You must stop drinking and eating acidic foods and drinks. Stay away from coffee, tea, soda tomatoes tomato sauce oranges and orange juice and other similar foods and drinks. Try taking an ounce of mylanta liquid using this to swish around in your mouth after each meal and before bed. Often saliva can be acidic and lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I always get canker sores\mouth ulcers. What is the cause of this?

I always get canker sores\mouth ulcers. What is the cause of this?

A virus: 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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What is the best way to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What is the best way to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Canker Sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The cause is not known. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist for exam. ...Read more

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Are my mouth ulcers always canker sores or can they be something else?

Are my mouth ulcers always canker sores or can they be something else?

2 types: Typical mouth ulcers are caused by viruses and are generally 2 types: herpes or aphthous. They both last about 10 - 14 days. Aphthous ulcers are found on the loose, moving tissue in the mouth -- inside lips, under tongue, near cheek folds. Herpes are on firm tissue -- gums around teeth and roof of mouth. Herpes is very communicable and you can pass it along to other areas of the body (eyes, esp.). ...Read more

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What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What are the best tips to prevent mouth ulcers/canker sores?

Pattern?: Canker sores usually are triggered by something that you do. Keep track of what common things that you eat or do just before the canker sore appears. The trigger can activate a virus that displays itself as the canker sore. ...Read more

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How can canker sores or mouth ulcers be caused by stress?

How can canker sores or mouth ulcers be caused by stress?

Stress & mouth sores: The reason stress can cause mouth sores is that stress can cause a decrease in your immune system. This in turn can cause different types of problems like apthous ulcers, or stress ulcers to arise in your mouth. Other lesions like herpes simplex, or canker sores on the lips also will arise because the virus causing the lesion is left unchecked by the decrease in the immune system. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly ?

What can I do to treat painful mouth ulcers also known as canker sores quickly ?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

See your dentist: If they occur frequently, see your dentist who can use a laser to speed up healing. If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect and slightly "numb" the area (only use if nt allergic to any of its ingredients). Also: use a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (read the ingredient listing). ...Read more

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I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure ? What causes them ? How do I make them go away ?

I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure ? What causes them ? How do I make them go away ?

Exam: You really can't know for sure but a doctor or dentist can usually tell by looking at it. This should resolve in a few days but may last a little longer. It's probably best just to wait for it to resolve on it's own. I know it's miserable but there isn't any treatment to make it resolve sooner. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has two sores inside her mouth on her gums, are they canker sores or mouth ulcers she's not sick or no fever is present.

My 3yr old has two sores inside her mouth on her gums, are they canker sores or mouth ulcers she's not sick or no fever is present.

Nonspecific sore: It is very likely that she has nonspecific mouth ulcer associated with viral illness. Canker sore is not common at this young age. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more