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How Long Does A Canker Sore Last
8-12 days: Most canker sores ate caused by a viral entity with a specific duration. You should be examined by a professional.See 2 more doctor answers
The 3 canker sore looking bumps on my vulva hurt only one day and seem to be healed now (day 3). How long do herpes ulcers last? What were those bumps?
7-10 days: Wow you are a fast healer. Maybe it was not canker sores. As they do not clinically present as bumps.See 2 more doctor answers
If you have had it: For more than 2 to 3 weeks - please see your dentist for evaluation. F 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 (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food.
Wait: Wait until the canker sore has healed completely. That is best for you and maybe yoir partner.
Canker sore: How long is "for so long"? And are you sure it's a canker sore? If it is, size and duration varies from individual to individual and from time to time. Medical factors, what you eat, amount of stress may all play a role in intensity and duration of discomfort. Consult with you own dentist for specific advice.
Saw gyno last month, everything normal. Now recurring painful tiny 'canker sore' type bump on clitoris that comes & goes. How do I make it go away?
How long until I get tongue lesion examined? Probably just canker sore so how long should I wait and see if it naturally go away before I should worry
14 days: If the lesion has not resolved in 14 days, have it evaluatedSee 1 more doctor answer
7-10 days: Usually 7- 10 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter got what I think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?
Sounds like it: But it could be from other causes. Why don't you take her to her dentist just to be sure.
Dentist said canker sore, but it won't go away been longer then 2 weeks. Been using a med paste on it for about a week, what else could it be?
Canker sore: Canker sores heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Return to your dentist, or see an oral surgeon, and have it reevaluated. Any sore that does not heal in 10 days needs to be examined, and possibly biopsied.
Frequent reccurring canker sore on the inside of the lip... It appears 3-4 time per month and last max 3-4 days... Should I be worried?
Concerned: Most canker sores or apthous ulcers appear for 7-10 days with symptoms. They can be set off by various triggers. They are of an autoimmune source, not infectious. Your frequency of occurrence is more than normal unless you are continuously setting them off. However, there are a number of other causes of oral lesions, like lichen planis, that exhibit as sores. Go see your dentist for evaluation.See 12 more doctor answers
I have a sore on my bottom lip that looks like a canker sore without the white thing on top. Its recurring & lasts for a few months. No pain.
Sore on lip: Any sore that lasts longer than 7-10 days, or any sore that re-occurs should be examined and probably biopsied. See your dentist or an oral surgeon.
Why would you biopsy a canker sore? Been longer then 2 weeks saw dentist just gave me some paste to put on it, on my tonsil crazy painful
See an Oral Surgeon: A sore more than 10 days old should be examined and possibly biopsied.
Dentist: How long would sm white spot remain on lip if burned on food 4 days ago? May have wiped off top w/towel. Not canker sore. Not round. <4mm
Burn: A burn on your lip, like a burn anywhere, will take a few weeks to heal. Keep site clean to avoid infection.
I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted last friday 4-18-14; and I now have a canker sore by the bottom right extraction site. Is this normal?
Canker sores: This is normal. Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain and irritation.See 3 more doctor answers
Is it likely that 2 tiny, white spots on the inside of my lower lip is a canker sore? I think I remember biting it and it's hurt that last couple days
It may just: Be a bite injury to the mucosa.
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