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What does a canker sore look like?

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

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 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 is a canker sore on tongue and what does it look like?

What is a canker sore on tongue and what does it look like?

Try this: There are several over the counter medications developed to control canker sores. For those who prefer not to medicate you may try hene laser. The spot should be on the lesion for 30 seconds and cover the adjacent tissue. For more info: http://www.Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores there is also a link to photos. ...Read more

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Do busted lips bruise? And what color should it be? Ane during healing should it look like a canker sore?

Do busted lips bruise? And what color should it be? Ane during healing should it look like a canker sore?

Regardless,: The color and the look the prognosis is excellent. He bruising, swelling, bleeding or cuts like canker sores on the lips are common. The rich blood supply in the lip promotes rapid healing, often with little scarring. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and noticed I had a very tiny clear bump on my inner lower lip. It doesn't look like a canker sore or a mucous cyst, please help?

I woke up this morning and noticed I had a very tiny clear bump on my inner lower lip. It doesn't look like a canker sore or a mucous cyst, please help?

Mucocoele: This is not uncommon and sometimes occurs post trauma such as biting your inner lip or heat trauma. Usually lasts a short time unless one continues to bite the lip.
Not serious ...Read more

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What's a peptic ulcer? Does it look like a canker sore if you could see it?

What's a peptic ulcer? Does it look like a canker sore if you could see it?

Acid/infxn/meds: These cause the vast majority of ulcers and their appearance varies. Check out some pics on google images. I guess a canker sore is a good way of imaging this. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore look like a canker sore after it's been popped? Can a pimple look this way if it was popped? Not sure if HSV or zit. No tingle, blister.

Can a cold sore look like a canker sore after it's been popped? Can a pimple look this way if it was popped? Not sure if HSV or zit. No tingle, blister.

Depends: The herpes appears in very specific locations and has specific appearance. Not likely mistaken for a zit. Inside the mouth it will be found on the tissues immediately next to the teeth and also on the palate. Outside the mouth, most commonly around the mouth, and under the nose. See your dentist or oral surgeon if needed. Will resolve in 10 – 14 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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I would like guide to ways to get rid of a canker sore?

I would like guide to ways to get rid of a canker sore?

Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more

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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 a canker sore?

What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: 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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How is canker sore treated?

Canker sore: OTC treatments can help. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist can help ...Read more

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

Laser: Find a dentist with alaser wo knows how to treat these. Relief can come in minutes. ...Read more

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Why does alum help canker sore?

Alum for canker sore: The best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Canker sore: Canker sore are typically rounded white ulceration inside the mouth. They will heal in about 10 days. ...Read more

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Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Home remedy: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, the best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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How can you remove a canker sore?

How can you remove a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to heal (not "remove") canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work as well. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...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 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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Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Canker sores: 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

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What are the signs of a canker sore?

What are the signs of a canker sore?

In side the mouth: It is a sore area inside the mouth usually located on the cheeks, lips, or under the tongue. It looks whitish with a red area around the outside and can last a couple weeks.
It is not found on the gums or roof of the mouth. ...Read more

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How can you stop pain of canker sore?

How can you stop pain of canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work as well. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Canker sore help me in so much pain!?

Canker sore help me in so much pain!?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work as well. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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