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.
Published on Sep 25, 2017

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, you can start 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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