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Doctor insights on: Kanker Sore Remedies

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How can I treat a kanker sore?

How can I treat a kanker sore?

Time: Usually canker sores are brought on by stress or damage to the lining of the mouth. Warm salt water rinses and oraljel do help with the discomfort but only time will really get the job done. Abreva is good medication that helps with the healing process. No alcohol or spicy or hot foods/liquids. ...Read more

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


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How can one develop a kanker sore?

How can  one develop a kanker sore?

Depends on cause: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat the kanker sore on the back of my tongue?

What are some ways to treat the kanker sore on the back of my tongue?

Tincture of Benzoin: Assuming you are not allergic to tincture of benzoin, it can be applied with a q-tip. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use scissors to cut a kanker sore?

Is it safe to use scissors to cut a kanker sore?

NO: It is not safe to use a scissors to cut a kanker sore. You need a viral cream to put on the lesion. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a kanker sore? What should I put on it?

How to get rid of a kanker sore?  What should I put on it?

Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles also help. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between herpes and a kanker sore at your lip area?

How can you tell the difference between herpes and a kanker sore at your lip area?

Culture & DFA: To clinch the diagnosis of herpes simplex and rule out a simple canker sore, your doctor can perform a skin swab test to culture the herpes virus and or send a skin swab for a very specific test call a DFA (direct fluorescent antibody test). The DFA is very accurate and will improve the diagnostic accuracy. However, the DFA is a fairly expensive test and a culture should usually suffice. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a kanker sore on your tongue? Is it from kissing?

How do you get rid of a kanker sore on your tongue?  Is it from kissing?

Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Not from kissing! nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles help too. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a kanker sore, a cold sore and lip herpes?

Differences are:: A canker sore is on the mucosa of the month (i.e. Inside the cheeks) and is also known as an aphthous ulcer. A cold sore and lip herpes are the same thing, an oral herpes virus infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of this kanker sore in 2 days? Any prescription meds to do that?

Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles also help. ...Read more