What's a peptic ulcer? Does it look like a canker sore if you could see it?

Acid/infxn/meds. These cause the vast majority of ulcers and their appearance varies. Check out some pics on google images. I guess a canker sore is a good way of imaging this.

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Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

No, Valtrex does not. Cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor.

The 3 canker sore looking bumps on my vulva hurt only one day and seem to be healed now (day 3). How long do herpes ulcers last? What were those bumps?

COULD BE HERPES. Suggest you see your gyn when it recurs. If herpes there is treatment for same, but need to be sure that it is that.
Genital Herpes. If it is genital herpes, the infection is for life. When it is active, don't have sex. This is when it is most contageous. If it was something else, quite possible because herpes usually lasts longer than 3 days, have it looked at by youe dermatologist or other doc.
7-10 days. Wow you are a fast healer. Maybe it was not canker sores. As they do not clinically present as bumps.

Is it possible to have herpes on one tonsil? Tonsil is swollen and has 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers. Didn't have blisters. Lymph nodes are swollen.

Herpes in the mouth. Well depending on 'what happened' recently I would include herpes as a possibility. Herpes ulcers generally form at the site where they invaded. If you had receptive oral sex, then in theory it would be possible. The best way to find out is to see an ID doctor who could take a culture to prove or disprove this theory. There are other causes for an ulcer back there, so I do recommend getting seen.

Their any way to permanently heal "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)? Is there something wrong inside my body?

Aphthous ulcers. Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out.
No Prevention known. Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of trea. Dment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried.

What can you use for a canker sore/tongue ulcer besides orbase?

Tongue ulcer. Orabase will not heal an ulcer. It is an oral bandage that can be applied to the ulcer before meals to keep it from being irritated. The ulcer will heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Try to stay on a bland diet. There is some research that suggests that applying honey to the ulcer will help it heal faster.

Which else besides orbase can you use for a canker sore/tongue ulcer?

Canker sore Tx. The pharmacies are filled with medications to treat canker sores. It varies from pharmacy to pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist (or dentist) which ones he\she feels is most helpful. Your dentist can prescribe orabase with kenalog (triamcinolone).

I have an aphthous ulcer (canker sore), is there any food I should stay away from? Anything that might cause more?

Aphthous ulcers. Acidic foods like tomatoes, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, high-dose vitamin c seem to be linked with canker sores in many people. Limiting consumption of these may help prevent recurrence. Others triggered by oral injuries: jagged tooth, biting inside of mouth, overly vigorous tooth brushing, braces, dentures.
Acidic food/drinks. You should avoid acidic foods such as soda and other carbonated beverages, citrus fruit, etc. Rinse 4 times a day with warm salt water rinse to ease the pain and aid healing. The cause of aphthous ulcers is not really known exactly, but you should avoid acidic foods or anything that irritates the mouth. It takes 7-10 days for it to heal.
Acidic foods/drinks. The reaction of people to acidic foods is very variable. Some people are just more susceptible to reactions to acidic foods and drinks, like orange juice, pineapple juice, fruits, tomatoes, and others. Stress and anxiety also create problems sometimes. As far as I know, prevention is difficult except for keeping track of what you eat and when you get the sores.

Any magic, special treatments for "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)?

Depends on cause. Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out.
No Magic Cure. Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried.
Ointments. There are several prescription ointments for canker sores that sooth and heal. There is also an ointment called kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase that acts like an oral bandage to soothe and protect. You should consult your dentist.