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Medicine For Canker Sores
My doctor prescribed some medicine to heal my canker sores faster. Is this healthy or is it healthier for me to just let it heal on it's own?
Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more
What would happen if you used medicine that said for external use only and was used internally like cold sore medicine only used on canker sores?
Nothing : It just won't help in this case, however, don't do it again, good luck ...Read more
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
Topicals like....: Orabase or anbesol.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recurring canker sores (aphthous ulcer), all systems of medicine tried, but nothing works. Any ideas?
Whenever i take the medicine aleve, (naproxen) i get huge canker sores and i also get a rash on my face and neck. Am i allergic to it?
Canker sores: Generally takes 7-14 days to completely resolve. How long has it been in your case? If more and/or you are concerned see your own dentists for a definitive diagnosis. Any lesion lasting more that 2 weeks needs to be examined as there are lots of other similar types of lesions that require treatment. Some can be quite serious, while others are not. Get it examined if they persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: 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. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really canker sores?: 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
Best: TIME: Though i routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" i will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. If on other areas, can be cauterized with a laser or chemicals. If Ibuprofen doesn't cut it, call your dentist for help. ...Read more
Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned, see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevent canker sores: The specific cause of canker sores(or apthous ulcers) is till unknown. Usually they occur when the immune system is weakened. So the best way to heal them is to avoid getting them. Supplement with vitamin c(500 mg four times daily) and vitamin e (400 iu twice a day) and a multivitamin with magnesium and zinc(taken in the afternoon or evening for best absorption). Avoid stress. Eat breakfast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical anesthetic: There really isn't anything that will cause it to heal faster. Your home solution to them might include rinsing with warm salt water to decrease the swelling. Also children's teething solutions and/or gels will numb the area but you need to be careful with this because while the area is numb you may irritate it more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sores: Canker sores are a type of mouth ulcer. They can be caused from viral infections, a mouth injury, aggresive tooth brushing, biting the cheek or tongue, emotional stress or hormonal changes. Treatment is palliative...The sores will usually heal by themselves in 7-10 days. Stay away from hot, spicy foods. Non prescription orabase ointment can be applied before meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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