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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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Strep couple of months ago and I had diarrhea & without a sore throat. Does tonsillitis (viral) have a chance of causing canker sores?

Strep couple of months ago and I had diarrhea & without a sore throat. Does tonsillitis (viral) have a chance of causing canker sores?

Not viral: Canker sores are not caused by a virus. They are thought to be auto-immune related. In other words they may be the body fighting itself. When the body is under stress: physical, emotional, etc, canker sores are more prone to erupt. Make sure the sores you are noting are not viral sores caused by herpes. These are also known as fever blisters and cold sores. ...Read more

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Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?

Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?

Canker Sores: The cause of canker sores is not clear. It is most likely due to your body's own defenses following an attack or injury. They go away by themselves. Most medications treat the discomfort of the sore, not the actual sore. An antibiotic will only treat a bacterial attack. ...Read more

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Recently had sex with girl. Sore showed up on tip of tongue that I thought was a canker sore. There are white sores on throat and tonsils. Tonsils and throat are swollen. Nothing on genitalia though. Is this more likely straight herpes or tonsillitis?

Recently had sex with girl. Sore showed up on tip of tongue that I thought was a canker sore. There are white sores on throat and tonsils. Tonsils and throat are swollen. Nothing on genitalia though. Is this more likely straight herpes or tonsillitis?

Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Tongue and throat symptoms can be from viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics. Other possible viral infections are mono and oral herpes. Doctor can check. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a very painful canker sore on my uvula and before that I had tonsillitis and it's good now and treated. I can't eat, please help?

Hi, I have a very painful canker sore on my uvula and before that I had tonsillitis and it's good now and treated. I can't eat, please help?

Canker sore: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read more

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I am having canker sore in teeth root and also tonsilitis,I took amoxcyllin for 3 days after that suddenly getting high fever what could be the cause?

I am having canker sore in teeth root and also tonsilitis,I took amoxcyllin for 3 days after that suddenly getting high fever what could be the cause?

Stop amoxicillin: As far as I can tell, a strep infection has not been documented thus whether you need Amoxicillin. I suspect that you are developing a drug fever to amoxicillin and need to discontinue it immediately before you get sicker. ...Read more

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Are canker sores permanent?

Are canker sores permanent?

No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore. ...Read more

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What is best for canker sores?

What is best for canker sores?

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

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What's causing my canker sores?

What's causing my canker sores?

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 more

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How to know it is canker sores?

Canker sore: A canker sore is usually a bright red lesion in the mouth with an interior that may be yellow or white. They tend to be painful. Your dentist can diagnose if you have a canker sore. ...Read more

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What makes canker sores better?

What makes canker sores better?

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 more

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What works best for canker sores?

What works best for canker sores?

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down. If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How come I get canker sores so much?

How come I get canker sores so much?

Hard to say: It is hard to say why you get a lot of canker sores. Some people are sensitive to sls in toothpaste or to cinnamon so try eliminating these. Try to reduce your stress. If you get a lot or if they are large you should see your doctor and have your immune system evaluated. ...Read more

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I was wondering are canker sores hard?

Sores: They can be depending on the location. Treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are canker sores and what are their leads to.?

Could you tell me what are canker sores and what are their leads to.?

Herpes simplex: Almost everybody gets exposed to the herpes simplex virus as a child. After that first exposure, the virus takes up residence in your body for life. Some evidence has been found in mummies. So, maybe for longer than life is possible.
Anyway, later on, when your resistance drops at times, these viri produce the sores. These things last about a week.
Almost everybody has this condition. ...Read more

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Can canker sores bleed?

Sometimes: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers usually don't bleed but if they are deep ulcers and/or irritated with oral appliances or braces they may. You should see a dentist to make sure that you truly have nothing more serious than just canker sores. ...Read more

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How to treat canker sores?

How to treat canker sores?

Try Zilactin B, : An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! Avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Eat healthy! Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do canker sores bleed?

Why do canker sores bleed?

Ulcers: These are apthous ulcers. Their centers are devoid of protective epithelium. Any contact with this part of the ulcer hence causes bleeding! ...Read more

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How do canker sores bleed?

Canker sores: Usually don't bleed. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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Are canker sores contagious?

Are canker sores contagious?

NOT contagious: 'Cold sores' are caused by virus=herpes simplex. Canker sores are associated with dental work, extra brushing, mouth injuries, spicy or acidic foods. Toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate have been implicated. Canker sores may also occur in immunosuppressed patients(or hiv).
Also, noted are food sensitivities: chocolate, coffee, strawberries, nuts, cheese and acidic foods, e.g. Pineapple. ...Read more

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Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Very common: The canker sores bleed easily, especially when brushing your teeth. They are harmless and heal by themselves after 7-14 days. ...Read more

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Reading conflicting posts. Are canker sores herpes or not?

Reading conflicting posts. Are canker sores herpes or not?

Canker vs. Cold Sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) and oral herpes (cold sores) are two distinct types of lesions. Unfortunately many patients and even some dentists commonly refer to them interchangeably and do not fully understand the differences and causes. Here is a good resource for clarification: http://publications. Usa. Gov/epublications/fever-blister/fever-canker. Html. ...Read more

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Get rid of canker sores, how?

Get rid of canker sores, how?

Cancer sore: 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 if the >. ...Read more

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How to get rid of canker sores.?

How to get rid of canker sores.?

Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read more

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Is canker sores a form of yeast?

Is canker sores a form of yeast?

Probably not: Usually caused by herpes simplex viruses. Generally resolves in 10-14 days. Severe episodes may need antiviral medication. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are self-limiting, and usually heal on their own in 7-10 days.
If you have multiple sores, recurrent sores, or any sore that lasts longer than 10 days, see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of canker sores?

How do you get rid of canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, called aphthous ulcers will usually go away in about 7-10 days. They can be very uncomfortable though while waiting for them to heal. See if your dentist has a laser, if so they can use the laser to eliminate the pain. ...Read more

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The Best way to get rid of canker sores?

The Best way to get rid of canker sores?

Canker sore: 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

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more