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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.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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.

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My daughter got what I think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?

My daughter got what I think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?

Sounds like it: But it could be from other causes. Why don't you take her to her dentist just to be sure.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

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

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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.

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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