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Why People Get Canker Sore
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. More than one cause is likely, even for individual patients. Canker sores do not appear to be caused by viruses or bacteria, although an allergy to a type of bacterium commonly found in the mouth may trigger them in some people. The sores may be an allergic reaction to certain foods. In addition, your own immune system can cause them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral herpes: Cold sores (oral herpes) occur on the lips or face. Sores inside the mouth usually are canker sores, a different problem. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1, mostly caught in childhood from a family member or other child. It also can be caught in adulthood, usually from kissing someone with oral herpes. Only rarely is it transmitted indirectly, e.g. shared drinking glasses. ...Read more
Canker Sores: Canker sores are due to herpes simplex virus type 1. It is very very common. A ton of things can cause recurrent outbreaks. You can buy over-the-counter treatment or see your primary doctor who can prescribe as needed tablets for outbreaks or might opt to put you on daily suppressive therapy. Hsv-1 is painful and unsightly, but don't worry because stress only makes them happen more often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid acids: You must stop drinking and eating acidic foods and drinks. Stay away from coffee, tea, soda tomatoes tomato sauce oranges and orange juice and other similar foods and drinks. Try taking an ounce of mylanta liquid using this to swish around in your mouth after each meal and before bed. Often saliva can be acidic and lead to ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoantibodies: Autoimmune diseases like lupus result in autoantibodies that attack your own body in error rather than bacterial or viral pathogens which are supposed to be targeted.This form of attack will manifest itself as sores in mucosal tissues including the nose and mouth.The exact mechanism may be an attack on the mechanism that holds the skin to underlying tissues allowing it to peel away creating sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you sure about: This? I tried to research it in order to respond to your question but wasn't able to find any information about ethnicities without cold sores. If you can provide more clarification that would be helpful. ...Read more
Virus and Stress: Viatmin B12 or vitamin d deficiency. Take a multi-vitamin everyday, spend some time in the sun, and find ways decrease stress. Apply abreva (over the counter) cream as soon as you feel the cold sore. This will shorten (or in some cases get rid of) the cold sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?
Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sore: Canker sores are self-limiting, generally healing in 7-10 days. There are several things you can do to help you get through the painful period: Orabase Ointment OTC is an oral bandage paste that can be placed on the sore before meals to protect it from irritation. Available at most pharmacies. Your dentist may be able to cauterize the sore with a laser or a liquid agent. See your dentist for help. ...Read more
Virus: The cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. If you are getting them often then your immune system may be under stress or compromised. There is no way to get rid of the virus once you are infected. What you can do is take an antiviral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) when you feel one coming on during the tingling stage. This should help prevent/minimize the sore. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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