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I get canker sores after eating chocolate. Is it possible that I am allergic to chocolate?

I get canker sores after eating chocolate. Is it possible that I am allergic to chocolate?

Yes, possible: Allergic reactions are most known to be of immediate nature, most dangerous because they can cause anaphylaxis with respiratory involvement. Less known are other types of 'allergies', which might produce inflammation of skin, lip, mucosas or other parts upon contact. Elimination diets with supervised challenge is one way to find out, traditional allergy testing might be negative. ...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 get canker sores often. I ran out of salt to put in my mouth. It hurts really bad to eat. What do I do?

I get canker sores often. I ran out of salt to put in my mouth. It hurts really bad to eat. What do I do?

Consultation: Recurrent canker sores will need to be evaluated to be sure that there no underlying chronic illness that will require attention. Effective treatment usually require use of topical corticosteroids, lidocaine for pain management and if no response, other treatment options exist. Consultation will also serve to confirm the presumed diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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When I eat ketchup, I get these canker sores on my lips, what am I allergic to ? Fastest to get ride of them? Can I use oragel if expired ?

When I eat ketchup, I get these canker sores on my lips, what am I allergic to ? Fastest to get ride of them? Can I use oragel if expired ?

Canker Sores: Canker sores are painful oral lesions that look like shallow, round ulcers. There are many reason why canker sores appear including family history, trauma, hormones, food or drug hypersensitivity, and increased stress. Canker sores not usually a manifestation of allergy. Not great treatment options: triamcinolone acetonide in Orabase, fluocinonide gel covered by Orabase, and topical analgesics ...Read more

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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read more

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I get canker sores often inside my mouth where is painful to eat & even talk at times is there anything i can use to get rid of them faster or avoid.

I get canker sores often inside my mouth where is painful to eat & even talk at times is there anything i can use to get rid of them faster or avoid.

See below : Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. Avoid spicy food, avoid trauma to the area. Have a good oral hygine and see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden incidence of canker sores on the inside of mouth and lips? Theyre not cold sores and I haven't had sex recently to contract HIV or anything. I never get them now I have 4-5 sore persistent ones all at once. I also eat good.

What could cause a sudden incidence of canker sores on the inside of mouth and lips? Theyre not cold sores and I haven't had sex recently to contract HIV or anything. I never get them now I have 4-5 sore persistent ones all at once.  I also eat good.

No sure answer: There is no sure answer to this question. Stress has been associated with canker sores. Some have suspected that this may be from strep mutans- an organism found normally in the mouth and considered responsible for dental caries. Have you had your teeth cleaned at least twice yearly, flossed daily, and brushed thoroughly at least 2x daily? Good dental hygiene may help. ...Read more

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Why do I get canker sores easily?

Why do I get canker sores easily?

Causes: Canker Sore: Unfortunately the cause of most canker sores is not known. Stress or tissue injury is probably the cause. Also some foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sls in toothpaste has also been implicated. ...Read more

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How come i get canker sores so much?

How come i get canker sores so much?

Hard to say: It is hard to say why you get a lot of canker sores. Some people are sensitive to sls in toothpaste or to cinnamon so try eliminating these. Try to reduce your stress. If you get a lot or if they are large you should see your doctor and have your immune system evaluated. ...Read more

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