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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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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

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?

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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Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Home remedy: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, the best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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How can you remove a canker sore?

How can you remove a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to heal (not "remove") canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Canker sores: If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read more

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How can you stop pain of canker sore?

How can you stop pain of canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a canker sore?

What could I do to cure a canker sore?

Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. You might have a vitamin deficiency. Check with your primary care. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of canker sore?

Isolated mouth sore: Cankers are isolated shallow ulcers on the inside of the lip, lining of the cheeks or on the tongue. They hurt even though they're no more than 2-3 millimeters in diameter. No fever. You can't help run your tongue over it - that probably inhibits healing. Multiple ulcers on the lip think herpes type 1. Multiple sores in back of mouth with fever think herpangina or hand-foot-mouth syndrome. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a canker sore fast?

What works in taking care of a canker sore fast?

Consider cause: Prevention of recurrent canker sores is better than treatment of them! sometimes these aphthous ulcers are the result of acid reflux or a reaction to you toothpaste (consider trying one that lacks sodium lauryl sulfate). Once you have one, try to avoid touching the area. I have found some success prescribing kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase dental paste for them. ...Read more

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Recently, I have had this canker sore for a week?

Recently, I have had this canker sore for a week?

They usually resolve: W/i 2 to 3 weeks. If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have this annoying canker sore?

Usually resolve on : Their own. If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Canker sore?

What is the definition or description of: Canker sore?

Aphthous Ulcer: Another name for Aphthous Ulcer or Aphthous Stomatitis. There are other conditions that present similarly, so if you have one of these/get them regularly ask you dentist to take a look and discuss options. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore and its painful what should i do?

I have a canker sore and its painful what should i do?

Chloe aseptic: Chloraseptic liquid will make it feel better and it will heal in a week or 10 days. ...Read more

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I scratched my that now have canker sore. What do I do?

I scratched  my that now have canker sore. What do I do?

Canker sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) will heal on their own in 5-7 days. In the meantime, stay away from anything that may irritate it, such as acidic foods. If it a problem at meals, apply Orabase ointment (over the counter from your pharmacy) on the ulcer before meals. ...Read more

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What to do if i need help treating my canker sore. Please help?

What to do if i need help treating my canker sore. Please help?

Most resolve in 7 da: Most resoolve in 5 to 7 days. I have had patients use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for canker sores. I must tell you it does not taste very good. Sores on the lips may be helped with a cream called abrevia appliied to the sore. Some patients may need an anti-viral medication such as zovirex. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had a canker sore for 5 months. Help?

What should I do if I have had a canker sore for 5 months. Help?

Canker sores: Are you sure you have canker sores? Canker sores usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, you must visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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Is a canker sore supposed to bleed?

Is a canker sore supposed to bleed?

It can: If it is very large, then bleeding may occur. There are many mouth ulcers called canker sores , so a professional diagnosis is important to rule out even cancer. ...Read more

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How to know if my canker sore is infected?

How to know if my canker sore is infected?

Not likeley: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks only. They can be painful and can make eating and talking very difficult, but not infected. ...Read more

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What should I drink if i got a canker sore?

What should I drink if i got a canker sore?

Anything you want : A canker sore is an inflammatory lesion. Like a sunburn, it will exaggerate sensations like hot and cold. As long as you know that , you can drink whatever you want. You may find warmth soothing while some prefer icy cold.-- most avoid anything acidic (soda, lemonade, vinegar, oj...) everyone is different. Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes salting a canker sore help with pain?

Hurts: It would hurt a lot at first but may hasten the recovery. However I am unaware of any scientific study on this approach and obviously no drug company would sponsor such a study. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if my canker sore is infected?

Is there a way to tell if my canker sore is infected?

Perhaps: A canker sore in the mouth is very painful and can last up to about 10 days. If it isn't healing and continues to grow or has a lot of redness surrounding it, have it checked by a dentist to be sure it isn't something else. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is canker sore suppose to bleed?

Hoping you can tell me, is canker sore suppose to bleed?

Canker sores: Canker sores, which are small ulcers (aphthous ulcers) usually occur inside the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and the inside of the lips. Canker sores usually do not bleed. If the sore is outside of the mouth, it may be a cold sore, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus. These are painful, fluid filled sores which may bleed. Have the sore evaluated by your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a canker sore?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more