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Q. What can I do for canker sores that do not go away for two weeks?

Answered by
Dr. Asma Parveen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 25, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 10, 2022

Hello doctor,

What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?

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Hello,

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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 10 days once daily. Along with this, you can start using a mouthwash containing chlorhexidine gluconate. Rinse your mouth daily after brushing. Do not eat or drink anything after that for at least half an hour. Swish it inside your mouth for a minute and then rinse. This should give you the relief. If in case it persists, then you need to visit your dentist to get a thorough check-up done.

Hopefully, it helps. Regards.


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