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HomeAnswersDentistrycanker soresCan you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

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

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Answered by

Dr. Asma Parveen

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At September 26, 2017
Reviewed AtDecember 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

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

Answered by Dr. Asma Parveen

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 you 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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Asma Parveen
Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentistry

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