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Had a canker for over 2 weeks. Doesn't seem to be healing. And hurts! should I be concerned? I'm taking antibiotics, if that has any relevance.

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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Canker sores last about two weeks to heal.
If your has not and remains pretty much the same size please have your dentist look at. Also antibiotivs do not have any effect on them since their origen is viral.Please have it look.

In brief: Yes

Canker sores last about two weeks to heal.
If your has not and remains pretty much the same size please have your dentist look at. Also antibiotivs do not have any effect on them since their origen is viral.Please have it look.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not that

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) usually resolve in 10 to 14 days.
You probably don't have a canker sore. Antibiotics will neither help nor worsen canker sores. I suggest that you start by seeing your dentist in order to determine exactly what you have . Once that is known, proper treatment, if necessary, can be instituted. You may also be referred to a physician, oral surgeon or oral medicine dr.

In brief: Probably not that

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) usually resolve in 10 to 14 days.
You probably don't have a canker sore. Antibiotics will neither help nor worsen canker sores. I suggest that you start by seeing your dentist in order to determine exactly what you have . Once that is known, proper treatment, if necessary, can be instituted. You may also be referred to a physician, oral surgeon or oral medicine dr.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
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In brief: Antibiotics 4 Canker

What antibiotics? There are no antibiotics for canker sores.
There is an anti-viral medication. Can you be a bit more specific to make sure you are not getting the wrong medication?

In brief: Antibiotics 4 Canker

What antibiotics? There are no antibiotics for canker sores.
There is an anti-viral medication. Can you be a bit more specific to make sure you are not getting the wrong medication?
Dr. Robert Killian
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