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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 put alum power on my canker sores. The pain subdued a lot but the sores got whiter and look bigger. They also bleed a little. What's wrong?
Burn... : The way you treated you canker sore is basically a chemical cattery, or burn. This makes the sore feel better, but it still takes as long or sometimes longer to heal. The good thing is that it isn't painful any more. I often tell patients that if left untreated, the canker sore takes 2-3 weeks to heal. If we treat it, it takes 14 to 21 days. :) ...Read more
Put alum on my canker sores. The pain decreased, but the sores look bigger and whiter and bleed a bit. What's wrong with it?
Canker sore Tx: I'm unfamiliar with that product, however most products are geared towards "burning" the nerve ends to let the viral life cycle of 10-14 days subside without further pain. I have used Debacterol in my office with great results. These products don't cure the virus. They are only geared towards alleviating pain. There is no known cure. ...Read more
I get canker sores sometimes from biting myself from eating,andthey go away. But why do they turn white? Also I scratched my gum it turned white, ouch
Amen! Little known. : Canker sores (apthous stomatitis) are quite a nuisance, but harmless. They're common, last days and make eating many foods-salty, citrus, tart (vinegary)-painful to eat (ketchup's horrible). Recurrent, can cluster, but is not herpes; & different than other, more serious stomatitis. IMHO local trauma, virus associated, but myths abound on causes & treatments; little evidence to support any. Ouch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tongue has a white film on it and has big fissures. It also has painful canker sores on it. This has been going on for over a month.
I have these sores in my mouth..I think canker sores depending on what i eat, they cause pain. Kinda white and red. What's the cause? Solution?
Gargle and avoid...: Sores are likely herpes virus that has reactivated to due the virus perceiving stress: 1.There may be too much bacteria in the mouth, which will slow healing- reduce the burden of bacteria by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away, and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have white spots on the under side of my tongue, show up a few times a month for a few days -couple weeks, Look like canker sores. I chew. Cancer?
One idea: Do you perhaps have transient lingual papillitis? It's not cancer. Read about it. Check with your physician next time you visit and they are present. I hope you're able to stop chewing someday, but I'm very glad you're chewing rather than smoking. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do canker sores have to hurt? I have a painless white bump at bottom of my lower jaw gums. It doesn't hurt? Serious or minor? Very worried
No canker sore: Canker sores are shallow ulcers, not bumps. If worried, see an oral surgeon ...Read more
White/yellow roof of mouth and canker sores. What do these symptoms indicate and how can I cure them?
Yeast infection: You may have yeast infection on roof of the mouth. Check if your tongue has the white coating. Treated with topical or systemic antifungal meds. Your canker sore also may have filled with white or yellow pus. There is no real treatment for canker sore, as they will resolve between 7-12 days. Palliative treatment to help with the discomfort included topical benzocaine. Keep the area clean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tiny white and red bumps on inside of lip/ top and bottom.. Kinda sore. Not canker sores. And around crease of lips where lips sit on eachother? Tiny
A tiny bumps: A tiny bumps in mouth including the lips, may be caused by a few possible conditions like foods irritation or allergy.. In most cases they are harmless and may resolve on their own, but you should see a doctor if the bumps persist for more than 10 days or becomes worse over time. Take care. ...Read more
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