Canker Sore

A canker sore is otherwise known as aphthous ulcers. There are three types, such as minor, major, and herpetiform canker sores. It occurs mostly due to stress. It appears as small lesions with a white area in the center and a red border on the mouth. Sometimes, it is painful and causes difficulty in speaking and heals within a week.

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I have been getting canker sores weekly at the same spot under my tongue for a year. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I get canker sores every week under my tongue at the same spot for the past year. It is quite painful and lasts for only one day. What is the reason? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and assume that an irritating factor causes the canker sores to reoccur every time. That irritating factor could be a simple roughness on any one of your teeth close to that region. Also, other reasons could be stress, vitamin deficiency, et...  Read Full »

I have sores that started appearing in my oral cavity five years back. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have these sores that appear in my mouth (inside my lips, my tongue, my cheeks, etc.). They started appearing five years back. They come and go. There is a week's gap between two erupting sores. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. From your complaint, this looks a lot more like recurrent aphthous stomatitis (multiple canker sores). There is no specific treatment for it. They will be mostly treated with pain relief gel, antiseptic mout...  Read Full »

Does using Rotacaps for my wheezing cause cancer sore?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old man. Thrush or canker sore is there in the tongue, lip or mouth side. Not fever but body temperature is increasing feeling like hot. Tongue buds are burning for the past two days but thrush or canker sore is there for 15 days. When canker sore is healed, a new one (cank...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the history you have mentioned. These two can be the main possibilities for your problems. Vitamin B complex deficiency. This is most commonly seen folic acid, riboflavin, and niacin deficiency. So start multivitamin ta...  Read Full »

Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a cure for my mouth sores and ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from mouth sores, tongue sores, and ulcers. Please help.Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to is a whitish-yellow spot on the left corner of the upper and generalized redness of the inner aspect of the lip. Your suspicion could be an oral thrush due to a fungal infection. I do not think it is due to a fungal infection. The most likely diagnosis is t...  Read Full »

I have a red painful patch with a white speck on my tonsil adjacent to the canker sore on my throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red patch with a tiny white speck in my tonsil area. I had my tonsils removed about 15 years ago, and the patch seems painless. I noticed it because I have a canker sore on the other side of the tonsil right next to the throat. It is painful, but it seems like a canker sore. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing me about the problem in concern. I did have a detailed look at the picture you sent (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity). Yes, there is a small ulceration present over the right posterior tonsillar pillar. There is no question of hav...  Read Full »

I am getting mouth sores when I eat anything. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting sores in my mouth when I eat anything. Also, I get the feeling in my mouth as if I am eating something sour and it is annoying. I get it around the same time every year for a couple of occasions. It usually starts around my exams. I am a 15 year old female. My height is 158 c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sores occur due to deficiency of vitamin B and also due to excessive stress. You should try to avoid stress using relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, etc. I suggest vitamin B complex supplement like capsule Zevit once a day for a week. It shou...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to cure my canker sore that are bleeding while brushing.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 18-year-old female, and I have been dealing with a canker sore for the past week. The sore does not hurt. When I brushed my teeth this morning, the canker sore started bleeding. I have had canker sores before, and it has never bled. I have been using numbing gel during eating to eli...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, oral sores or abscesses have a fluid accumulation. The fluid may be blood or a collection of any other fluids. So, you need not worry. Once the fluid comes out, the sore starts to subside. Kindly attach an intraoral picture to check for the pre...  Read Full »

Are multiple painful sores in the mouth indicative of canker sores?

Query: Hi doctor, I have multiple painful sores in my mouth that appeared two days ago. One being large, what I think to be a canker sore (kind of grey flesh with a bunch of swollen gum below it), one small sore (that is just two little dots in my mouth), and the other I have not looked at. I have had poo...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please be calm. They can be ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis), lichen planus, canker sores (the grey color is descriptive of necrosis), or noma. So I suggest you please share pictures for confirmation of diagnosis. I would also suggest you do a biops...  Read Full »

What causes discoloration in the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old healthy woman. I have been experiencing some discoloration in my mouth. I would like to know your input on it. Should I seek medical attention? I also have a white spot on my throat. There is no pain or discomfort at all. I noticed them about a week ago and I have bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to  Read Full »

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