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Is Aphthous Stomatitis Painful
Canker sore.: An aphthous ulcer is also known as a canker sore, often a painful circular lesion inside the mouth. It does not have one specific cause, but it can be brought on by many triggers such as stress, infection, vitamin deficiencies, or immune system abnormalities. Other than being painful, they are harmless and can be treated with topical oral agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Apthous stomatitis: Apthous ulcers or canker sores occur for various reasons or triggers. They are believed to be an auto-immune type lesion to several triggers, like trama. I have patients that get lesions when they drink red wine, or eat peanuts. They normally run their course for ten to fourteen days. They can be treated topically to relieve pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more
Agree: Agree. Additionally, in young kids the most common causative agent is coxackie virus (subtype b19) and can present as "hand foot mouth" syndrome. Herpes simplex viruses can also cause canker sores or cold sores. Pain meds and mixtures of topical meds (miracle mouthwash) can help. "trench mouth" or secondary infections are treated with antibiotics. Otherwise it is self limited. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Please help! what is the difference between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Cold vs Canker sores: A good source of information on this subject is: http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. ...Read more
Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and no : Canker sores are an auto-immune inflammatory reaction to some types of trauma: physical, emotional, pharmaceutical and/or illness. They are self-limiting, need no medication and not contagious. In cases where the size, number or duration of the canker sores are not tolerable, you can take anti-inflammatory meds (nsaids) or ask your dentist for a chemical cautery or laser treatment for comfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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