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White Canker Sores
Constant dry/gritty feeling in my throat &what appears to look like white canker sores on & off for 4+wk. PCM checked it & said just a virus-no relief?
See dentist: Canker sores do not usually come back that frequently. Perhaps you need to have your dentist take a look at the mouth. There are also autoimmune diseases which can cause ulceration in the mouth as would be certain drug reactions. Once the dentist has determined what kind of problem you may have, he can either treat you or refer you elsewhere. ...Read more
I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more