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Canker Sores

Back when I was a little younger seldom did I have canker sores or 'singaw'. But as age started accumulating, I noticed that I get it almost every month. Now what gives?

I noticed that every time I ate too much junk or  if I am feeling too  tired, upset, nervous, anxious or just plain stressed. Having 'singaw' is debilitating. Eating is painful, as if your entire oral system is piercing in severe stinging sore.  What I routinely do is apply a pinch of  rock salt on the affected area. And what a distressing kind of  ooouuucchh.. I don't understand why it is that excruciatingly agonizing?

Surprisingly, even socialites do have canker sores. There's this popular site I just visited talking about the difficulties one suffer when canker sores attack,  and how she tries to manage the pain.  Her commenters  prescribed  different types of treatment. And I found it a whole lot useful to find remedies that I could try next time I have canker sores. And these are solcoseryl, oramedy ointment, debacterol which I understand you can only get from the dentist office and Kamilosan Spray, a natural remedy and which can be bought from  Ilog ni Maria or Mercury Drug.

Why Canker Sores?
The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger canker sores.

Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Celiac disease and Crohn's disease
Are Cold Sores and Canker Sores the Same Thing?
No. Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth -- usually under the nose, around the lips, or under the chin, while canker sores occur inside the mouth.
What Are the Symptoms of Canker Sores?

You may have a canker sore if you have: A painful sore or sores inside your mouth -- on the tongue, soft palate (the back portion of the roof of your mouth), or inside your cheeks. A tingling or burning sensation prior to the appearance of the sores. Sores in your mouth that are round, white, or gray in color, with a red edge or border.

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