canker sore


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canker sore

[′kaŋ·kər ‚sȯr]
(medicine)
Small ulceration of the mucous membrane of the mouth, sometimes caused by a food allergy.
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Though there's no consensus on what actually causes canker sores, they usually appear as round, painful open sores that have a white or yellowish coating and a red "halo" around them.
I recalled that Cindy and Keith had been concerned about the painful multiple canker sores that their daughter was experiencing at the time of her illness.
Experts estimate recurrent canker sores affect 20% to 30% of the population, with a tendency to run in families.
Orajel Mouth-Aid is designed to provide maximum relief from the pain of canker sores, cold sores and fever blisters.
Canker sores in the mouth may be caused by bacteria or viruses, by chemical irritants such as alcohol and tobacco, or by gastric upset.
Between 20% and 50% of young people will get one to four episodes of canker sores each year on the soft tissues of the mouth but not the hard palate or gingivae.
The woman was originally from Jamaica; when she was growing up, this bitter-tasting herb was used as a compress for canker sores.
Canker sores and fever blisters are two of the most common disorders of the mouth.
Canker Cover, a tablet-like patch made from edible natural ingredients that relieve pain and expedite the healing process, immediately adheres to a canker sore and forms a clear gel patch that lasts eight to 12 hours and protects the sore from irritants such as food, drink and braces.
Whether on the tip of your tongue or elsewhere in your mouth, a canker sore is a real pain in the.
Preven Melts, the second canker sore treatment, is formulated with Avamin, a form of vitamin B12, which is instantly absorbed by the lining cells of the mouth.