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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Canker sores on tongue wont go away, help?

How long ?: Your post did not say. If the canker sores are present for more than 14 days, you need to see your physician to determine what the lesions are... They may not be canker sores. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. 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 can lead to multiple canker sores on my tongue?

What can lead to multiple canker sores on my tongue?

Tissue insult...: Tissue injuries of any kind can stimulate formation. Often, these are dietary; highly acidic foods or liquids for example. One case involved orange juice. Otherwise, biting with a chipped tooth or other accidental trauma does likewise. Watch your diet and avoid incidental trauma. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue swollen with canker sores all over ?

Why is my tongue swollen with canker sores all over ?

Several Causes: Inflammation and swelling of the tongue combined with canker sores can be caused by many disorders. Major apthous stomatitis is the most common cause, but this can also be seen with other conditions like herpetic stomatitis, behcet's disease, pemphigus vulgaris, oral erosive lichen planus among others. I would see a dermatologist with experience treating oral diseases. They can help you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use orajel on your tongue for canker sores?

Is it possible for you to use orajel on your tongue for canker sores?

Sore: Try this formula as it worked recently for my assistant. Rinse two to three times per day with a mixture of 50% water and 50% peroxide. Our local druggist suggested this as she had two on her tongue that arrived that morning. They were gone in two days. Let us know how it works for you. ...Read more

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What can be best for like those painful sores/canker sores that i get on my tongue sometimes?

What can be best for like those painful sores/canker sores that i get on my tongue sometimes?

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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My tongue feels like it was burnt, but it wasn't. I keep getting Inflamed taste buds and canker sores that come and go. Is this serious?

Virus: Most likely you have the HSV-1 virus that is causing your symptoms. This usually is a self limiting infection that can be treated supportively and will go away in time. If it persists, see the Dr. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

2 different problems: Geographic tongue is a physical trait and there isn't anything you can do about it. Like having freckles or moles. Canker sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus from childhood chicken pox. Reducing trauma and stress are the only remedy. If you can figure out how to eliminate stress from your live tell all of the rest of us and become rich and famous. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Yes: Stress, excess acid, irritation from a rough tooth, food allergy-multiple reasons, sometimes you need antiviral treatment as a prophylaxis, sometimes reflux treated, often using sliver nitrate heals them faster. 2o% Benzocaine gel is great for the pain. ...Read more

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Chronic canker sores, tongue looks like world map. One spot clears then appears on other side. Excellent hygiene. What is causing this?

Chronic canker sores, tongue looks like world map. One spot clears then appears on other side. Excellent hygiene. What is causing this?

Are you sure?: Are your canker sores painful? Canker sores are very painful. If not, you may have a condition called geographic tongue. This is a benign and many people are unaware they have it. Google it for more information. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter bit the sides of her tongue and now has 2 large canker sores. Is there anything I can do to take the discomfort away?

My 3 year old daughter bit the sides of her tongue and now has 2 large canker sores.  Is there anything I can do to take the discomfort away?

Canker Sore Relief: If nothing else is at hand, use warm salt water to rinse and spit. Avoid citrus, acidic, and spicy foods. An md may prescribe diphenhydramine-antacid solution. Otc, i like the 10% carbamide peroxide available at any pharmacy. I tried it once and it worked great. Safe down to 2 years of age. Just apply directly to sore and spit out after 2-3 minutes. ...Read more

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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more