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Why is my canker sore lasting so long? its small but so painful. it hurts to talk. on side of tongue. im fearing cancer. i cant sleep

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Dr. Rohan Walvekar
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Symptomatic treatmen

Although self limiting, its very symptomatic.
Anesthetic swishes can help symptomatically. Also Kenalog-Orabase a steroid based compound can provide relief by reducing inflammation. Although, these will need to be prescribed by your treating physician.

In brief: Symptomatic treatmen

Although self limiting, its very symptomatic.
Anesthetic swishes can help symptomatically. Also Kenalog-Orabase a steroid based compound can provide relief by reducing inflammation. Although, these will need to be prescribed by your treating physician.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Be patient

Canker sore are the most common oral lesions.
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.

In brief: Be patient

Canker sore are the most common oral lesions.
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.
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