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Treatment Of Herpetiform Canker Sores
No, I mean NO: Acyclovir is wonderful in adults. Please consult your pediatrician for dosage. Can we talk? My concern is how in the h did a child get infected? Is there something more serious involved? I worry, do you ? I do hope this was caught innocently, ok?Good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Treatment and causes of canker sores?
I get them every now and then and they last for what seems like forever.
Apthous ulcers: or "canker sores" can be quite annoying to deal with. There is not a well defined cause and some patients suffer from them more than others. Rarely, medications and health problems can be a cause. Topical corticosteroids and analgesics may be of some relief in severe or persistent cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your dentist: If they occur frequently, see your dentist who can use a laser to speed up healing. If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect and slightly "numb" the area (only use if nt allergic to any of its ingredients). Also: use a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (read the ingredient listing). ...Read more
Not canker sores My tongue is swollen and has raised little red bumps that hurt going on 4 days I'm on chemotherapy and radiation Any OTC treatments?
Mucositis: Sounds like you may be seeing some signs of mucositis--a known effect of many chemo and radiation tx regimens. There are treatments that your oncologist can prescribe, including viscous lidocaine, caphasol, and others. In terms of over the counter treatments, ice chips have been shown to help, but you should ask your doctor as leaving it untreated can risk infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Use one of the over the counter remedies to help you feel better and avoid eating spicy and acidic foods. Canker sores typically take 10 to 14 days to heal. They can happen when you are under stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, sensitivity to certain chemicals, and hormonal changes. Your dentist can help with strategies to control them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother nature?: Does mother nature live at your house? You can't really cure it. Your body will heal it over time. Rinsing with warm salt water and diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (1:1 with water) may help it feel better. There are many otc remedies at your local pharmacy or supermarket. ...Read more
White/yellow roof of mouth and canker sores. What do these symptoms indicate and how can I cure them?
Yeast infection: You may have yeast infection on roof of the mouth. Check if your tongue has the white coating. Treated with topical or systemic antifungal meds. Your canker sore also may have filled with white or yellow pus. There is no real treatment for canker sore, as they will resolve between 7-12 days. Palliative treatment to help with the discomfort included topical benzocaine. Keep the area clean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My tongue feels like it was burnt, but it wasn't. I keep getting Inflamed taste buds and canker sores that come and go. Is this serious?
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