Does strep throat cause canker sores?

No. Aphtous ulcers, commonly called canker sores, are caused by the immune system attacking part of your oral mucosa. It is not known yet exactly what triggers this localized attack. Strep throat also taxes your immune system, it should be treated promply and correctly to avoid serious complications like rheumatic heart disease.

Related Questions

Can strep throat cause canker sores to form on the small palate? I am getting over strep but I have canker sores on the small palate. Is it normal?

Hard vs soft. Your palate has two "sections" the hard palate, which is the roof of your mouth, and then "behind" that, the soft palate, where the "uvula" hangs down in the back of your throat. Sometimes there are little "petechial" sores in the back of the throat with strep, yes this may be part of your strep throat. Feel better! Read more...
Can co-exist. but strep throat isn't a cause for canker sores, decreased immunity for any reason can lead to both conditions, both can be treated and taken care of separately, take care. Read more...

Is there a link between canker sores and strep throat?

The only. Link is that having any illness can be stressful and challenge your immune system, decrease your ability to rest, and this could have triggered the aphthous ulcers. Aphthous ulcers are not due to an infectious agent -viral fungal or bacterial. Read more...
Not related. Strep throat is a bacterial infection and canker sores are not infections. The exact cause of canker sores is not known but they happen when you are stressed, by trauma, vitamin deficiency or sensitivity to some chemicals. Read more...

My gums have become quite swollen due to strep throat and it seems like I have tiny canker sores on my gums. Should I be worried? How can I treat it?

Strep throat. Strep does not cause open sores in the gums or back of the throat. You may either have an additional problem with viral infection or u could have two problems. Either way if the sores bother you see your doctor. You may benefit ether from an antiviral drug like Acyclovir or your doc may use a topical drug like silver nitrate to treat the sores. Read more...

I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores and canker sores.

Normal. Yes this is common. You might want to rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help reduce the bacteria is your mouth and it can also help promote healing of the canker sores. It will definitely sting, but it helps stimulate healing. Read more...