Patient Comments: Canker Sores - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your canker sores?

Comment from: dramagirl957, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 11

I know how you guys feel, I have a canker sore on my lip and it hurts terribly.

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Comment from: jrs, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

Since October, I have been having dental work done, and I have had a break-out of canker sores every time I visit the dentist. I'm having my third break-out within the last 3 months. This has never happened to me before. I have tried everything, but what helps most is warm salt water rinses, and Benadryl mixed with milk of magnesia. The worst pain is underneath the tongue, which is also the most difficult place to reach!

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Comment from: Richard, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 22

My cholesterol is 117, HDL 38, LDL 35 and triglycerides 219.

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Comment from: MajorSkeptic, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I would get at least 1 canker sore a month that would last for 7 or 8 days. You probably know that first tingling that portends the nasty thing. About 6 months ago I read online about using alum so I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, it works. As soon as you feel that initial tingling, dab some alum on and it should be gone the next day. I apply the alum with a Q-tip several times on the tingly day. It hasn't failed yet. I'm over the moon that I don't have to suffer anymore!

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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: 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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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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