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What causes a canker sore?

What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: ...but some studies had shown it is triggered by changes in temperature, hormones, trauma, allergy,...etc. ...Read more

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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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What causes a sore tongue?

What causes a sore tongue?

Variety of Causes: The majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What a canker sore?

What a canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What causes my canker sores?

What causes my canker sores?

Canker sores: See> http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262

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What could cause a sore throat?

What could cause a sore throat?

Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no fever. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores?

Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a cold sore?

What causes rid of a cold sore?

Some options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How do a blister/cold sore and a canker sore differ?

UUsually: Usually caused by herpes for cold sore and canker sore is usually autoimmune. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is this a canked sore canker sore?

Is this a canked sore canker sore?

Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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What does a canker sore look like?

Aphthous ulcers: They are usually round ulcers with a grayish-white colored surface surrounded by a red inflamed circle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mouth ulcer, canker sore, cold sore, and stress sore?

What is the difference between mouth ulcer, canker sore, cold sore, and stress sore?

Mouth sores: All of these types are related to the fact that viruses are present at all times and when the patient is susceptible, i.e., tired, under stress, not eating well, etc, the ulcer appears. Antiviral drugs may helpful but they need to be taken at the first symptoms, abreva is an oct medication that can be purchased and applied with q-tip to the affected lip area. See your dentist if needed. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cold sore and a canker sore?

What's the difference between a cold sore and a canker sore?

Cold vs canker sores: Cold sore are fluid filled blisters that frequently occur around the mouth and lips. They are caused be herpes simplex virus and are highly contagious. This virus is always with you and things like stress can cause an outbreak. Canker sores are ulcerations inside your mouth on the soft tissues like the buccal mucosa, cheek, soft palate. They can be very painful, heal in 10 days, unknown cause ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cold sore and a canker sore?

What's the difference between a cold sore and a canker sore?

Differences: There are varying opinions but: Cold sores are a cluster of blisters that first appear clear then become cloudy. First infection may be inside the mouth, but cold sores generally appear outside the mouth on the lips. Canker sores are gray or white sores surrounded by a red inflamed area. They occur only inside the mouth, on the tongue or the insides of the cheeks, lips or throat. ...Read more

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What causes a mouth ulcer?

What causes a mouth ulcer?

What kind?: There are many different kinds of mouth "ulcers." Some may be caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. Some are from mechanical irritation, injury, or a burn. Others are neoplastic. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long could canker sores, a type of mouth ulcer persist?

How long could canker sores, a type of mouth ulcer persist?

Depends: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. Also must review this link: http://www.Happy-with-herpes.Com/herpes-in-mouth-symptoms.Html. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a cold sore fast?

What causes rid of a cold sore fast?

Cold sore tx: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Please tell me, could vomiting a lot cause cold sore and canker sore ?

Possible: Vomiting can make your mouth sore because of the acids. You may have more canker sores because you are sick and your immune system is compromised. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a cold sore really fast?

Not really fast.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What does a minor canker sore look like?

What does a minor canker sore look like?

White ulceration: Whitish or pinkish ulceration surrounded by a red halo of tissue. ...Read more

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What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: ...but some studies had shown it is triggered by changes in temperature, hormones, trauma, allergy,...etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sore?

What are the causes of canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort &potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems &a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more

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What can cause getting a canker sore and how can I get rid of it?

What can cause getting a canker sore and how can I get rid of it?

Canker Sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The cause is not known. The ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores & sore throat? I have canker sores on my gums, under tongue & sore throat after eating spicy pork rinds, cherries, garlic nuts.

What causes canker sores & sore throat? I have canker sores on my gums, under tongue & sore throat after eating spicy pork rinds, cherries, garlic nuts.

Unknown: Canker sores or apthous ulcers are most often attributed to an autoimmune reaction of the mucosa. The causative agents can vary among persons and there is no known cure. The best thing you can do is take note of the foods/drinks that cause this for you and avoid them if you can. If you get them bad enough a topical steroid intra-oral med can be applied to them to minimize the outbreak. ...Read more

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Can having oral sex with someone who has a canker sore cause problems?

Can having oral sex with someone who has a canker sore cause problems?

Yes: Depending on the type of sore, and whether or not you have already been exposed to the same virus in the past, you could pick up the infection. Once you do, it's yours for life. ...Read more

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My boyfriend told me that every time after he gives me oral sex he gets a canker sore, we have both been tested and are negative, what can be the cause?

Local trama: The activity of oral sex may provide enough trama to inner lip or cheeks that may trigger an outbreak of a canker sore or apthous ulcer. These are not infectious or caused by bacteria or virus, just body reaction to some trigger, like stress, trama, certain foods or food coloring or flavorings, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a canker sore what. Causes them?

How can I get rid of a canker sore what. Causes them?

Manage Canker sores.: Canker sores are viral. Manage symptomatically. See a DDS/DMD who treats this for oral medicines and anti- viral salves. This will help. Go online to www.health911.com and link to cold sores for homeopathic remedies. Dehydration and prolonged sun exposure encourages these out breaks. ...Read more

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Why do I get a canker sore when I do "oil pulling" with Coconut Oil? I heard Coconut is supposed to help canker sores not cause them.

Why do I get a canker sore when I do "oil pulling" with Coconut Oil? I heard Coconut is supposed to help canker sores not cause them.

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. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could vomiting a lot cause cold sore and canker sore ?

Possible: Vomiting can make your mouth sore because of the acids. You may have more canker sores because you are sick and your immune system is compromised. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex. ...Read more

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I went to the dentist 2 days ago, can a dental procedure cause canker sore?

I went to the dentist 2 days ago, can a dental procedure cause canker sore?

Sort of: Stress and local irritation are though to be possible cause of canker sites. This is a common occurrence although it could also be incidental. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Possibly!: Alcohol is an irritant to mucosal tissue. Depends on your particular sensitivity and on the Proof of the drink and how many exposures to it you've had. What can cause a lesion for you may not for someone else. Be careful...there are other lesions that can mimic canker sores too. ...Read more

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My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?

My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more

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I have an aphthous ulcer (canker sore), is there any food I should stay away from? Anything that might cause more?

Acidic food/drinks: You should avoid acidic foods such as soda and other carbonated beverages, citrus fruit, etc. Rinse 4 times a day with warm salt water rinse to ease the pain and aid healing. The cause of aphthous ulcers is not really known exactly, but you should avoid acidic foods or anything that irritates the mouth. It takes 7-10 days for it to heal. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a canker sore on the inside of my bottom lip, that makes it a what causes these annoying sores?

What should I do if I have a canker sore on the inside of my bottom lip, that makes it a what causes these annoying sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores can be caused by stress, an injury such as biting the lip, acidic foods. The exact cause is unknown. Canker sores heal on their own in 5-7 days. For protection from irritation during eating, apply orabase ointment (non prescription), which sticks to the sore to keep it covered. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

Jaw: I don't think that the jaw soreness is related to the canker sore. But, cankers can occur on any type of mucocutaneous tissue. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: Swollen lymph nodes result from an infection. Canker sores are not due to infection. However, ulcers that look like canker sores may be due to a viral infection. Canker sores heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. If you have any sore that does not heal in 7-10 days, you need to have it examined. See your dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more