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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
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 3 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?
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Fast canker sore cur: Unfortunately once the outbreak occurs it has to run its course. Avoid anything that will irritate them. You might try a product called zilactin. Follow the directions on the tube. It may sting a little when you first put it on, but it helps sometimes. ...Read more
Canker sores: Canker sores, also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, usually occur in the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and inside of the lips. They may be caused by trauma such as biting the area, stress, and herpetic viral infections. They can occur singularly or in groups. They usually heal on their own in 5-7 days. Applying orabase ointment (no rx needed) can help alleviate the pain. Check with you dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. Good luck! ...Read more
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