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I have been getting canker sores and once one seems to heal another comes in.

I have been getting canker sores for about two weeks now and once one seems to heal another comes in. I have been susceptible to canker sores before but this time seems to be more than ever as I have three at this point and had three earlier. I have been using a mouth wash for canker sores and this numbing kanka medicine. It seems to have helped I just want to know if I should do more or just relax.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Jan 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
You need to find out the exact cause for your cancre sores.
Though recurrant ulcers may indicate a hepes simplex infection, it is not uncommon in elevated stress levels, in patients with a family history of the same, with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, especially Crohn's disease and GERD), some Anaemias and Leukaemias, & as a reaction to certain antibiotics like Penicillins (rare) and a variety of other irritants which include citrus fruits and even toothpaste sometimes.
A proper investigation to establish the exact cause of your ailment is thus needed to find a proper cure, so please visit a good Dentist, or an ENT specialist to start up on investigations.
Also, you need to take a few precautions:
1. Do not take stressess, or tensions
2. Drink lots of water.
3. B-complex therapy with Zinc & Antioxidants will help.
4. Do not consume spicy foods (eat bland foods) and citrus fruits, and include a lot of curd & buttermilk in your diet.
5. Check the contents your toothpaste, & if it contains sodium dodecyl sulfate (better known as sodium lauryl sulfate; acronyms: sds or sls), then change it, You may be allergic.
6. Very rarely, (as studies are not well established, so not much known), people develop an allergy to Cow's milk, which can cause oral cancres.
7. If your mouthwash helps, keep using it.
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Jyoti Luthra's  Response
use a medicine for local application containing chlorhexidine and lignocaine or any local anaesthetic. . chlorhexidine helps in healing such ulcers. moreover have a dose of vit b complex and zinc daily one capsule for 15 days. and no stress please. relax.
Answered: Fri, 3 Feb 2012
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Do u suffer from hyperacidity problem. If not folic acid tab might be useful for u along with local application of borax glycerine.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jan 2011
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