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How do you treat canker sores in your mouth that keep popping up every now and then, coincidently when there is a lot of stress or anxiety?

How do you treat canker sores in your mouth that keep popping up every now and then, coincidently when there is a lot of stress or anxiety?

Management...: In your case, since you already know that stress is the triggering cause of your canker sore, you have no other option but to manage your anxiety and/or stress. Identify what is causing distress and do something about it. Seek help with a counselor or a psychologist or a church spiritual leader. ...Read more

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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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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read more

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How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

Canker sores: The canker sore should run a course in about 7-10 days. They can be very sensitive. Visit the drug store, they have a few over the counter ointments you can apply throughout the day to numb it? Stress, spicy foods, cinnamon products, some toothpastes with sls and a surfactant, vitamin deficiencies can cause canker sores in sensitive mouths. Discuss with yor dentist. ...Read more

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How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but I like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to treat canker sores in my mouth?

Please advise what is the best way to treat canker sores in my mouth?

Depends: If they occur often you might want to see if avoiding certain chemicals may decrease the amount of them. A non- sls (sodium lauryl sulphate) toothpaste has helped many of my patients. Avoiding harsh mouthwashes such as the original listenine has helped others. If over the counter products don't give you relief you may discuss a medication with you dentist like a kenolog / steroid combination. ...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 can you use to treat canker sores/tongue ulcers?

What can you use to treat canker sores/tongue ulcers?

Canker sore: Canker sores will heal in about 10 days. Avoid hot and spicy foods. OTC products can make the area feel less painful for a short time. It is a good idea to get this checked by a dentist to find out exactly what is causing your ulcerations and ulcerations. ...Read more

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Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Really canker sore?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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Why do canker sores form in the mouth?

Why do canker sores form in the mouth?

Viral infection: Most people have been exposed to the virus that causes canker sores. It "hides" out in the nerves near the affected area, and stress, trauma or many other factors may cause a recurrent "breakout" of these sores. It should not be a major concern, unless a patient has immune system problems. ...Read more

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Can canker sores cause ur mouth to swell a little?

Can canker sores cause ur mouth to swell a little?

Swelling and cankers: Yes, Swelling is common with any minor infections. See your DDS/DMD for medication. There are oral meds and topical salves. Both work reasonably well. These sores are viral in origin. There many homeopathic cures. Check out www. Health911.com for a list of home remedies. Use cold sores as your search link. My Best BD ...Read more

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Why do people get reacurring canker sores in there mouth?

Inflammation: Recurrent canker sores are inflammation and ulcers of the lining of the mouth. These may be triggered by stress, food sensitivity. A good anti-inflammatory treatment is dgl - deglyzzrihinated licorice which calms the oral mucosa when chewed. Also reflux from the stomach can be associated with canker sores ...Read more

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I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

Excellent Question: But one that is difficult to answer. As the below article states, the precise cause of canker sores remains unclear, though researchers suspect that a combination of several factors contributes to outbreaks. They may be caused by several different triggers or even certain conditions and diseases. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262 ...Read more

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What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out... Chuck. ...Read more

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What to do for canker sores in mouth?

What to do for canker sores in mouth?

Canker Sores: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) - can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. It usually resolves in a week or 2 but minimizing irritation can help. ...Read more

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How come I keep geting canker sores in my mouth?

How come I keep geting canker sores in my mouth?

Canker sores: Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. A sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger canker sores. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth?

Canker sores can be: Caused by stress, burns, trauma, herpes and other unknown causes. When you have an eruption, see your dentist for a proper diagnosis. There are various medications to treat canker sores but it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Why is it that my daughter gets so many canker sores in her mouth?

Why is it that my daughter gets so many canker sores in her mouth?

I don't know...: Sometimes it is related to a local irritation, sometimes from certain foods, sometimes from trauma. ...Read more

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I have been inflicted with canker sores in my mouth, please help?

I have been inflicted with canker sores in my mouth, please help?

They usually: Resolve without intervention. If you have a large # of lesions please see a dentist. 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 (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating >. ...Read more

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Mouth/oral problems question. What can I do to prevent recurrent canker sores?

Some ways: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Reduce stress in ur life, make sure u don't have an ill-fitting denture, and make sure u have a balanced diet without deficiency of some essential vitamins, such as vit b, folic acid, or iron, will help. When it is really bad and frequent, u need to see ur doctor. Certain diseases, such as autoimmune diseases need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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