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A canker sore, or aphthous ulcer, is a mouth ulcer or sore that’s small, white, yellow or red color surround. They develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores don’t occur on the surface of your lips and they aren’t contagious.
Canker sores are extremely common. They can affect patients at any age. They can be managed by reducing your risk factors. Please discuss with your doctor for further information.
The common symptoms of canker sores are:
There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
You should contact your doctor if you have any of the following:
What increases my risk for canker sores?
There are many risk factors for canker sores, such as:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
Your doctor or dentist can identify them with a visual exam since tests aren’t needed to diagnose canker sores. In severe cases, you may have tests such as blood test, the biopsy to check for other health problems.
Canker sores normally heal without treatment. If the pain is severe, these following treatments will be prescribed:
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with canker sores:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you
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