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Red Cross Canker Sore Medication
Canker sore Rx: There are lots of different types of topical medications that can be applied to canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Your own druggist can help you decide which one is best for you. Different pharmacies carry different ones. Some merely numb the area. The best ones provide a temporary bandage. If necessary, your dentist can even rx or treat them more effectively. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I have one tiny whitish sore on the inside of my lip. It's pretty small with a some redness around it. It's sort of painful. Canker sore or herpes?
Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?
May be viral: If there is a single sore and you have no other symptoms (no headache, no stomach ache, no fever), the sore throat may well be a virus. Treatment for that is supportive. If you develop any of the above symptoms in addition, however, and do not have symptoms such as stuffy nose or cough, see your doctor to make sure you do not have strep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat. ?
Sounds like: sounds like you are describing Canker Sores, which can last for two weeks or longer. You can try one of the OTC items in the Dental aisle your pharmacy, or see your Dentist to make sure that's what you have and for treatment suggestions. In the meantime try a liquid high protein shake to give your body the building blocks it needs to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore: Likely your mouth got dry and area cracked and bled ...Read more
How do you know for sure if its a canker sore? Could it just be a yellow open sore? Without a red border?
I have a red open sore above my tooth. I’m not sure if this is a canker sore or something more serious. I have had it for about 2 weeks.
Felt a tiny bump (about size of dot from fine-tip marker) on inside of cheek, thought it was canker sore but I looked & it's dark red. What could be?
Many things: Red areas like that are often somthing as simple as minor trauma, such as biting your cheek. A simple rule of thumb fir mouth lesions is anything that lasts more than two weeks needs evaluation by your dentist. The great majority of even the persistent lesions are benign but warrant a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a canker sore and when I woke up this morning under my tongue there is these flabs that are red and swollen?
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's, many more. ...Read more
Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?
Glossitis: Could be inflammation of the tongue which we call glositis which could be anywhere on the tongue, but if it is on undersurface alone, it is on both sides of the cnetral fold- frenulam(a partition). R/o foods that could have caused allergy/Bcomplex vitamin deficiency/habits like excess candies ingestion. Need to r/o infections arising in that area . Also need to r/o apthous ulcers,common condn. ...Read more
Can a canker sore be under tongue, off to the side, around red area & be a slightly raised short oval shaped sensitive but not really painful spot ?
Tongue side is inflamed and irritated with a raised bumpy white line and a white/ red dot that i think is a canker sore starting, what could this be?
Herpes: See your doctor and have the issue evaluated and treated. ...Read more
My canker sore ( top right lip) looks deep blood red as if it's been scratched to bits, is this normal? I'm experiencing no pain at the moment.
See your MD: If you have a painless lesion on your lip that is like an ulcer you should see a physician right away and get tested for STDs please. A painless lesion could be a chancre and it would be safest to get you tested. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a canker sore forming in my mouth, on the upper part of my right cheek and little red dots in your mouth, what to do?
Is it a canker sore?: 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
White/grey thin oval painful spot under tongue, gone in a week, surrounded by red area, faded away, didn't bust/pop, think was canker sore, safe to kiss?
Sore on left labia. Off white center, round, size of pencil eraser, and red border. Resembles canker sore. Painful. Sexually active, 4 mo.both clean. ?
Red, sore inside of bottom lip (feels like canker sore but looks like burn) for a month, happened after ate too much pineapple. What do I do?
See.....: See a dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation and appropriate treatment if required. It might not be related to your eating pineapple. Regardless, if it's been a month, it probably won't go away on its own. ...Read more
Small red purple spot in an enlarged papilla left cheek & a canker sore inside red cheek. I have allergies but overall feel fine. No trauma, feel ok?
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation/advice. Sometimes a significant problem has just started and can be treated effectively. ...Read more