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Why do people get reacurring canker sores in there mouth?

Why do people get reacurring canker sores in there mouth?

Inflammation: Recurrent canker sores are inflammation and ulcers of the lining of the mouth .These may be triggered by stress, food sensitivity. A good anti-inflammatory treatment is dgl - deglyzzrihinated licorice which calms the oral mucosa when chewed. Also reflux from the stomach can be associated with canker sores ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

Excellent Question: But one that is difficult to answer. As the below article states, the precise cause of canker sores remains unclear, though researchers suspect that a combination of several factors contributes to outbreaks. They may be caused by several different triggers or even certain conditions and diseases. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262 ...Read more

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I always get canker sores inside my mouth everysince I was litte . Very painful . How do I stop this?

I always get canker sores inside my mouth everysince I was litte . Very painful . How do I stop this?

Boost immune system: "canker sores" are a loose name for open mouth wounds. The recurring open sores are commonly herpes simplex viral lesions. They are reoccurring when your immune system is low due to stress, poor dietary habits, sleep loss, other chronic illnesses in the body and vitamin deficiencies. Look also to your oral hygiene and certainly improve it while they are present. Don't irritate them. See a dentist. ...Read more

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I have about 8 canker sores in my mouth. I get canker sores now and then but never this many at a time. Should I be worried?

I have about 8 canker sores in my mouth. I get canker sores now and then but never this many at a time. Should I be worried?

Change toothpaste: There is some evidence that the incidence of canker sores is increased by using toothpaste containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This is a foaming agent found in most toothpastes. Rembrandt Gentle White is one such toothpaste. It used to be called Rembrandt Canker Sore Toothpaste but they recently changed the name. You can buy it on Amazon if you can't find it at your local drugstore. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth and how do you get rid of them?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth and how do you get rid of them?

Stress or trauma: Canker sores can be more common during periods of high stress, trauma and vitamin deficiency. They will heal in about 10 days to 2 weeks. Over the counter medications can make you feel better. Avoid spicy food that can be irritating. Some people are sensitive to sodium laurel sulfate. Taking vitamin b complex supplements can prevent canker sore for many people. ...Read more

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What can be used to get rid of a mouth full of canker sores?

What can be used to get rid of a mouth full of canker sores?

Rinse: There is no real cure for a mouth full of canker sores but one thing you can do to make it feel better is create a rinse of 1/2 maalox and 1/2 benedryl liquid. Swish it around you mouth for 1 min and spit it out. The benedryl reduces some of the inflammation and the maalox helps sooth it. ...Read more

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Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Are there any pills or other oral medicine to get rid of canker sores in the mouth?

Really canker sore?: 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

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What can I do to get relief from canker sores that arecaused, perhaps, from mouth trauma?

Try OTC: Topical preparations (like benzocaine) can help with pain . Try rinsing with a mouthwash 3-4/day. This might be painful, but often helps the ulcers heal up faster. If the ulcers are not healing or are happening repeatedly check with your md. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 21 years old, I always get canker sores in my mouth and they are extremely painful?

What to do if I am 21 years old, I always get canker sores in my mouth and they are extremely painful?

See your dentist: So-called "canker sores" can be caused by different things. Your dentist should be able to determine what is causing yours and suggest treatment for them, or treatment to prevent them from coming back. It just depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Under my tongue peels. Most of the time it doesn't hurt. Sometimes I get canker sores. I have a healthy mouth and have no health issues. What is this?

Under tongue: Not possible to say accurately without a clinical examination. When the peeling occurs, make an appointment with your dentist or an oral surgeon to have it examined. ...Read more

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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