Patient Comments: Canker Sores - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your canker sores?

Comment from: elise, Female (Patient) Published: September 08

My canker sores are strange. They typically occur in 2 places: under the tongue and inside the lower lip. I get a dozen of them at a time.

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Comment from: Freddy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

Biting my inner lip a lot leaves me with a very painful canker sore. I have been using a lot of different stuff but found washing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide is the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to get rid of them.

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Comment from: Rick, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 22

I'm a 52 year old male, and for most of my 20s and 30s I suffered through getting two dozen or more canker sores a year. Some were extremely painful. I found that brushing my teeth and rinsing with salt water helped the pain for a while. I rarely get the sores now, maybe one a year. I found that several things probably helped cause my outbreaks: 1. I used to drink orange juice several times a week. 2. I took a lot of aspirin. 3. I had a lot of stress at work. I now drink OJ maybe once a week, I take Motrin instead of aspirin, and I'm now at a different job.

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Comment from: bsalt, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I currently have 3 pea size canker sores on my tongue. They are yelow craters, kinda looks like a volcano with a large gaping hole in the middle. I also have 4 small white canker sores on the inside of my lip under my bottom teeth. My tongue is very swollen and I am in significant amount of pain. This is horrific! My tongue also has some deep open lines with red dots all around. My throat is sore and it is difficult to swallow.

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Comment from: cankersoresymptom, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 24

About my canker sore. I get a recurring throbbing sore spot on the edge of the gum line next to one of my wisdom teeth whenever I eat and chew on certain raw vegetables and nuts, especially raw carrots, raw broccoli, raw garlic, soaked raw almonds, and raw basil.

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Comment from: Wabwire, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 07

When I first got the canker sore, I didn't put much emphasis on it as I thought that I injured my gums while eating. After hurting me for two days, I went to a mirror and there at the extreme end of my lower jaw was a sore that was whitish in color. I visited your site and you helped me with treatment.

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