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When should I be concerned about a canker sore? I've had it for a week and it just keeps getting bigger no matter what I do.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Usually Herpes, but!

If herpetic, can be treated.
However many other causes exist. Fever is common as is prodromal stress. Silver nitrate sticks can help.

In brief: Usually Herpes, but!

If herpetic, can be treated.
However many other causes exist. Fever is common as is prodromal stress. Silver nitrate sticks can help.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine

In brief: Canker

Other sores can look like a canker sore so if it is not getting better and growing, have it checked asap.
Are you a smoker?

In brief: Canker

Other sores can look like a canker sore so if it is not getting better and growing, have it checked asap.
Are you a smoker?
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