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Popping Canker Sores
How do you treat canker sores in your mouth that keep popping up every now and then, coincidently when there is a lot of stress or anxiety?
Management...: In your case, since you already know that stress is the triggering cause of your canker sore, you have no other option but to manage your anxiety and/or stress. Identify what is causing distress and do something about it. Seek help with a counselor or a psychologist or a church spiritual leader. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't pop them!: Cold sores (fever blisters), are groups of small blisters on the lip ; around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, ; sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, then scab over after a few days. They usually heal in several days to 2 weeks. Popping them can ; will spread the virus in the area, causing a longer ; bigger problem. Quantum sells a great otc gel. ...Read more
Not on lips: A canker sore is painful sore or sores inside your mouth -- on the tongue, soft palate (the back portion of the roof of your mouth), or inside your cheeks and not on the lips. The cause of canker sores is unknown. If it is on your lips it may be a cold sore so i would not recommend popping it. ...Read more
I have canker sores. It that something to worry about? And it is regular. I am having it at least thrice or more in a month
Canker sores: I agree with Dr. Fowler about seeing your dentist. Many factors can contribute to canker sore. These include stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal, sensitivities to SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate, in many tooth pastes, try changing toothpaste to SLS free, you will need to read the labels, and also see a dentist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker Sores: Canker sores are due to herpes simplex virus type 1. It is very very common. A ton of things can cause recurrent outbreaks. You can buy over-the-counter treatment or see your primary doctor who can prescribe as needed tablets for outbreaks or might opt to put you on daily suppressive therapy. Hsv-1 is painful and unsightly, but don't worry because stress only makes them happen more often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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