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What to do if I have a canker sore in my mouth !helppp?

What to do if I have a canker sore in my mouth !helppp?

Canker sore: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...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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Should I refrain from giving oral sex if I have a canker sore in my mouth?

Play it safe: Apthous-type ulcers are more benign but the previous answer provides warning about the spread of a virally produced lesion. Be safe...Since you dont know which you are dealing with, refrain. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore inside my mouth . How do I get rid of it?

I have a canker sore inside my mouth . How do I get rid of it?

Canker Sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The aphthous ulcers are 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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I have a canker sore on my mouth and it's hurting when I talk or eat . I was wondering what medicine do you recommend using . ?

I have a canker sore on my mouth and it's hurting when I talk or eat . I was wondering what medicine do you recommend using . ?

Covering It Up: Here are a couple of good choices to relieve pain from canker sores. Warm salt water rinsing with 1tsp salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Rinse at least three times per day. Before you eat, you can put an ointment over the sore. Orabase is found in most pharmacies and works well to cover the sore before you eat. Also, avoid foods with tomatoes, spicy or citrus. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have this canker sore inside my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

What should I do if I have this canker sore inside my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

They usually resolve: Without treatment. 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 spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your. ...Read more

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I have so much canker sore in my mouth ?

I have so much canker sore in my mouth ?

Canker sores: are not pleasant and can be very painful. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) and recurrent aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. ...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 developed a canker sore in my mouth. I have read this is a sign of HIV but i was recently test oraquick, negative. Could this be a HIV sign?

I have developed a canker sore in my mouth. I have read this is a sign of HIV but i was recently test oraquick, negative. Could this be a HIV sign?

PO ulcer See Doc/DDS: Oral ulcers may result from a variety of infectious ; non-infectious causes. Besides hiv, other viruses associated w/oral ulcers include hsv, varicella ; coxackie to name a few. Syphilis may present with an oral ulcer. The cause of apthous ulcers ('canker sores') ; bechets is not known ; may be immune system issue. Trauma (bite) may cause ulcers. Some cancers present w/oral ulcers. Need ck up! ...Read more

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I have a canker sore and strep throat. A sore similar to the canker sore in my mouth has appeared more on my actual lip. Is this normal?

Herpes?: A very common cause of sores on the lips (not inside like canker sores) is oral herpes ("cold sore", "fever blister"). As these names suggest, other infections like colds or strep throat can trigger herpes outbreaks in persons infected with type 1 herpes simplex virus (HSV1). Herpes is especially likely if it started like a blister or pimple. See a doctor ASAP to confirm diagnosis and Rx advice. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods / drinks am not supposed to have when there's a canker sore in my mouth?

Please suggest what foods / drinks am not supposed to have when there's a canker sore in my mouth?

No spicey or acidic: Avoid foods or drinks that will irritate the canker sore especially spicey and acidic items. ...Read more

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I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?

I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?

Canker Sore: I would still keep your appointment. Perhaps they can laser treat it. They will be aware of it, it is not contagious, and they will comfortably work around it. ...Read more

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How can to get rid of a canker sore in my mouth in my top gum on the right side?

How can to get rid of a canker sore in my mouth in my top gum on the right side?

Canker sores: There are many otc remedies for canker sores that you can get at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist which one he\she recommends. Most patients just avoid spicy and acidic foods and wait it out. Rinsing with salt water and diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (1:1 with water) may help. If need be, you can see your local dentist for more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Well here goes.... so about a month and a half ago i gave oral sex with a canker sore in my mouth to a man i didn't know.... he said hes clean of hiv?

Well here goes.... so about a month and a half ago i gave oral sex with a canker sore in my mouth to a man i didn't know.... he said hes clean of hiv?

Risky Behavior: Giving oral sex with an active oral lesion is not advisable for you or your partner. Both of you should be checked out for any possibilities of disease transmission that you are unaware of. Your partner's statement that he is not HIV positive doesn't cover the gamut of problems you could both experience. See your physician and urge him to do the same. Herpes is easily transmitted! ...Read more

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What to do if I am always getting canker sore in my mouth and tongue though I'm taking multivitamins. how can I cure this and prevent it next time?

What to do if I am always getting canker sore in my mouth and tongue though I'm taking multivitamins. how can I cure this and prevent it next time?

Multivitamins: not all multivitamins are equal. you should see a "nutrition response testing" professional to determine exactly what you need. most vitamins in the store are synthetics and your body does not recognize them or use them. vitamins from whole food/plant sources work well. also think about breathing through your NOSE ONLY. you may be drying out the inside of your mouth if you breathe through it. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on the in side of my mouth on the top. Now is this herpes?

See below: Canker sores by definition are not herpetic but i would have it looked at to see what it's characteristics are so to define it. ...Read more

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If you have a canker sore in your mouth and you give someone oral is it contagious to them?

If you have a canker sore in your mouth and you give someone oral is it contagious to them?

Don't do it: Yes yes yes!, viral and bacterial sores in your mouth are very contagious so take a break from any oral contact with others. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more