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I've been treating my canker sore with salt, alum and orajel. It has turned black. Is that normal? Why would that happen?

I've been treating my canker sore with salt, alum and orajel. It has turned black. Is that normal? Why would that happen?

Tissue damage: Canker sores self-heal in 10 days to 2 weeks. Your well meaning but over-zealous attempts at self-treatment did damage to your tissues and may leave a scar. Please see your Dentist for care rather than a DIY approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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I am 16 week pregnant, i have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

I am 16 week pregnant, i have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area with a Q-tip first then apply oragel or baby oragel with a Q-tip. Good Luck. Good to consider the effects on your baby. ...Read more

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How can quantum canker sore patches work?

How can quantum canker sore patches work?

Per company:: "the canker cover canker sore treatment is a tablet-like patch made from edible ingredients. It sticks to any canker sore within seconds, and then forms a clear, gel patch that lasts 8 - 12 hours. The patch protects the sore from irritants - food, drink, braces, etc." it merely acts like a band aid to make it feel better. Personally, i doubt it will heal any quicker. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a canker sore and a mucous patch of secondary syphilis?

What is the difference between a canker sore and a mucous patch of secondary syphilis?

Pain versus painless: Canker sores are typically painful, tender, white. Mucous patches are painless, nontender, usually pink or the same color as other mouth tissues. Currently in the US, syphilis is rare except in a few population groups; 75% of cases are in men having sex with men. If you are heterosexual and not at high risk for STDs, syphilis is very unlikely. But see a doctor and have a blood test to be sure! ...Read more

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My 13yr old daughter has had very HUGE white yellowish round patch on bottom lip, similiar to a canker sore? its been 1wk &Stings once in awhile???

My 13yr old daughter has had very HUGE white yellowish round patch on bottom lip, similiar to a canker sore? its been 1wk &Stings once in awhile???

Don't see pic: Sorry I do not see the pic but if it is a canker sore they usually heal up in about 1-2wks and I would advise staying away from hot, acidic foods or things that would cause irritation to the sore area. No worries. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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Canker sore like bumps all over mouth? An throat. Doctor says it's normal but I don't think so. They're white patches very sore very large on throat.

Canker sore like bumps all over mouth? An throat. Doctor says it's normal but I don't think so. They're white patches very sore very large on throat.

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

Laser: Find a dentist with alaser wo knows how too treat these. Relief can come in minutes. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Yes: Cancer sores or aphthous stomatitis is in a lot of cases a recurrent problem, most of people who develop it have genetic predisposition to it. The causes are not well known. ...Read more

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Orajel (Definition)

Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...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