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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?

Canker sores : Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) occur on mucous membranes not tongue or lips. They are thought to be caused by viruses and are exceedingly common. They usually resolve within 10 days. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/canker-sore/ds00354. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

Please see expert: If there is a growth or spot on the tongue, it definitely needs to be seen by an expert in dentistry or ent. It might need to be treated. Sadly cancer can occur there so the sooner it is seen, the sooner a diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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I have a white sore under my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but doesn't hurt?

I have a white sore under my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but doesn't hurt?

Biopsy: A lesion like this cannot be identified without observation and a biopsy which is a small sample of the lesion. It can usually be done with local anesthesia. Due to the location of the lesion you must take this very seriously and have it checked. If your dentist does not do that procedure see an oral surgeon. DO NOT DELAY. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?

I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?

Tongue canker sore?: Check with your dentist to make sure exactly what the lesion really is. Canker sores do not normally occur on the tongue. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. You can get orabase ointment to place on the sore before eating to mitigate the pain. ...Read more

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There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?

There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?

Location, location: Depending on multiple factors, including location, canker sores can be anything from mildly annoying to extremely painful. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, (and this is important) see your Dentist ...Read more

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White spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but not for sure. also like a small flap type thing on each each side?

Need exam: The visual description is not sufficient to diagnose. Particularly if it's been there for more than a few days, I would suggest you have your dentist or primary care doctor have a look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

Difficult: Treating of lesions on tongue is difficult because it is hard to get medications to stay on tongue with its actions and functions. If it is a canker sore, you can apply an ointment or tincture like zilactin or kancaid that will cauterize the lesion reducing pain and start it to heal. It should resolve in a few days if not see dentist. ...Read more

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How to take care of a canker sore under my tongue?

Time & Ointments: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same, but size and location can distinguish them. In a healthy individual, they usually go away in 10-14 days. You can go to a drugstore and check for different ointments that may help with the sensitivity. Salt water rinses 5-6x/day may help some too. ...Read more

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How can you take my mind off a canker sore on my tongue?

Zilactin B: You can try zilactin b which can be found at a drugstore. This acts as a liquid bandade and will make the area you place it turn white. It always seemd to help my patients with canker sores. It should go away in 10-14 days on its own if it is a canker sore. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

See MD or DDS: While I can tell you the basic differences between the two and you can Google if for further information as well as photos, ONLY by seeing a trained health care professional, whether it's a physician or a dentist can you be sure. ...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