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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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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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


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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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Recurring canker sores? Why do I get them?

Recurring canker sores?  Why do I get them?

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 more

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How do people get cold sores?

How do people get cold sores?

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

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Why do I get reoccuring canker sores?

Why do I get reoccuring canker sores?

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 more

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How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

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 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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Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Same as adults: They get them just like adults do, usually it's the body just reacting to itself. ...Read more

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Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

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 more

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Why do some dancers get sore feet whereas others get sore legs?

Why do some dancers get sore feet whereas others get sore legs?

Different foot types: Keep in mind there are different foot types. Some people have high arches, others have average and some have flatfeet. So the biomechanics of the different feet will function differently. ...Read more

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Why do some ethnicities not get cold sores?

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

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Why do I get cold sores so often?

Why do I get cold sores so often?

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 more

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Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Yes: Stress, excess acid, irritation from a rough tooth, food allergy-multiple reasons, sometimes you need antiviral treatment as a prophylaxis, sometimes reflux treated, often using sliver nitrate heals them faster. 2o% Benzocaine gel is great for the pain. ...Read more

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Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster ?

Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
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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

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What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

What causes canker sores on tongue and why do they hurt?

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 more

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Why do I get tender glands from cold sores?

Why do I get tender glands from cold sores?

Inflammation: Any irritation, injury, infection, or sore can cause an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious canker sore(swollen canker sore) ?

What to do if I have serious canker sore(swollen canker sore) ?

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

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Why do I develop so many cold sores?

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 more

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Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Can you get cold sores INSIDE your mouth? Can't tell if I have a cold sore or canker sore, help!

Cold vs Canker sores: Cold sores are typically on the outside of your lips nose even eyes. Have a professional RX an antiviral for you.They may be pills or a salve or both. Compliance is the key to healing. Ensure you take the dose where youare supposed to. ...Read more

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Could i get cold sores in mouth?

Could i get cold sores in mouth?

Yes: Cold sores (fever blisters) usually occur on the lips, mouth, or tongue. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more