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Is there a good over-the-counter treatment for child canker sores?

Is there a good over-the-counter treatment for child 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 more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more


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Treatment and causes of canker sores? I get them every now and then and they last for what seems like forever.

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 more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

What are the most effective treatments to take care of mouth ulcers/canker sores?

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

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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?

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 more

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How can I quickly cure canker sores?

How can I quickly cure canker sores?

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 more

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What can lead to canker sores & how do you cure them?

What can lead to canker sores & how do you cure them?

Nobody knows: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers cause is basically unknown at this time. Some may be of viral origin but no one knows for sure. Placing a comfort paste or gel over them will give you pain relief while they are healing, usually in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can cure canker sores with house hold items?

Can i tell me how i can cure canker sores with house hold items?

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

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White/yellow roof of mouth and canker sores. What do these symptoms indicate and how can I cure them?

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 more

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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?

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?

Virus: Most likely you have the HSV-1 virus that is causing your symptoms. This usually is a self limiting infection that can be treated supportively and will go away in time. If it persists, see the Dr. ...Read more

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How do you treat canker sores?

How do you treat canker sores?

L-lysine: Try a lysine gel cap pierce it and put the gel on your sore. Anti-viral creams like Denavir (penciclovir) can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Why canker sores grow in size?

Get it checked: Canker sore typically heal in about 10-14 days and once they form they do not keep growing. If the sore in your mouth is growing, please se a dentist and have it checked. It may be ore than just a canker sore. ...Read more

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Can kisses cause canker sores?

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

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So how do you heal canker sores?

So how do you heal canker sores?

Laser: The use of a laser like the biolase md laser can immediately stop the pain caused by a canker sore and heal it quickly. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores fast?

How to remove canker sores fast?

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

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Do canker sores heal on their own?

Usually: Canker sores otherwise known as recurrent aphthous ulcers usually heal in 7 to 10 days unless there is something irritating them like smoking, intraoral habits, dental appliances like dentures or partials, or braces. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for canker sores?

Any good remedies for canker sores?

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 more

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Why do I get reoccuring canker sores?

Why do I get reoccuring canker sores?

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 more

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What makes canker sores faster better?

What makes canker sores faster better?

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