What is CANKER SORES? Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment.

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today's topic is canker sores canker

sores are small open and painful lesions

that develop in the mouth they appear on

the soft tissues in your mouth including

the base of your gum tongue inside

linings of the cheeks throat and lips

they are usually white gray or yellow in

color with a red border also known as F

this ulcer canker sores aren't

contagious and usually heal within one

to two weeks without treatment canker

sores are categorized into three types

minor sores are the most common types

and measure from three to ten

millimetres sores last ten to fourteen

days without scarring major sores have

an uneven or a regular border and are

larger and deeper than the minor sores

they measure more than ten millimetres

take weeks to months to heal and may

scar after healing her peda form sores

are small ulcers that measure from two

to three millimeters characterized by a

large group of multiple sores there may

be as many as 100 ulcers present at the

same time that may merge into a large

ulcer they heal without scarring causes

possible triggers for canker sores are

injury to the mouth from vigorous tooth

brushing dental work sports injury or an

accidental cheek bite emotional stress

toothpaste and mouth rinses that contain

sodium lauryl sulfate allergy to certain

bacteria in the mouth

smoking a vitamin b12 zinc folic acid or

iron deficient diet sensitivity to

certain foods such as acidic foods

coffee chocolate eggs and spicy foods

hormones celiac disease autoimmune

disorder inflammatory bowel diseases HIV

or AIDS cold or organ transplant that

may weaken or suppress the immune system

symptoms a burning tingling sensation in

your mouth

a painful lesion that is white gray and

yellow with a red border difficulty

speaking eating or swallowing less

common symptoms that may indicate a

serious underlying condition may include

fever weight loss swollen lymph nodes

diagnosis tests are not usually needed

to make a diagnosis your doctor or

dentist can identify them with a visual

exam in cases where canker sores are

severe and ongoing your doctor may

request tests to check for further

health problems treatment minor canker

sores which tend to heal on their own do

not require treatment however large

persistent and painful sores often need

care a number of options are available

mouth rinses containing the steroid

dexamethasone for severe canker sore

your doctor may prescribe this to

relieve pain and reduce inflammation

nutritional supplements may be

prescribed if you consume a low amount

of important nutrients such as folic

acid zinc or vitamin b12 if your canker

sores are as a result of a serious

health condition your doctor will have

to treat the underlying medical

condition some active ingredients in the

over-the-counter and prescription

topical products such as paste cream

gels and liquid such as benzocaine plus

sinan I'd and hydrogen peroxide may help

to relieve pain and speed the healing

process oral medications may be used for

canker sores that do not respond to

topical treatments some lifestyle

changes can also help relieve pain and

speed healing

these may include avoiding spicy or

acidic foods applying ice to the canker

sore brushing teeth gently salt water or

baking soda mouth rinse

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