How to use Canker-sores in a sentence
The two most common types seen in children are herpes stomatitis, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and aphthous stomatitis, more often referred to as canker sores.
There may be an inherited tendency to develop canker sores and there may also be an immune system link.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a component of some toothpastes, is a potential cause of canker sores.
In one study, most recurrent canker sores were eliminated just by avoiding SLS-containing toothpaste for three months.
Parents may also use Oragel, an ointment often used for canker sores or teething.Advertisement
Without treatment, canker sores heal in two weeks or less.
Often, several canker sores appear at the same time and may be inclusters.
Females are slightly more likely to get canker sores than males.
Females are likely to have canker sores during their premenstrual period.
Approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population is affected by recurring canker sores.Advertisement
Fortunately, certain safe, natural remedies are effective in treating canker sores.
There is some evidence that canker sores are due in part to nutritional deficiencies and a lack of vitamin B12, folic acid, and iron.
Gastrointestinal problems correlate with canker sores as well.
Frequent recurrent canker sores may suggest a metabolic imbalance.
A tendency to get canker sores may be inherited.Advertisement
Other proposed causes for canker sores are trauma from toothbrush and toothpick scrapes (trauma), hormones, and food allergies.
Recurrent canker sores may indicate a metabolic imbalance, dietary deficiency, stress, and a lack of rest.
Children who have frequent canker sores may benefit from dietary supplements of B-complex vitamin or may undergo blood and allergy tests to see if some other underlying cause can be identified.
Since canker sores heal by themselves, professional treatment is not usually necessary.
The following treatments may be effective in relieving symptoms or shortening the duration of canker sores in their children.Advertisement
Alternative therapies for canker sores are meant to heal existing sores and prevent their recurrence.
Since canker sores are often brought on by stress, stress-relieving techniques such as cuddling and rocking babies until they fall asleep may help relieve the stress associated with the severity of pain.
Left untreated, canker sores can last as long as two weeks.
Eating certain foods can be painful to a child with canker sores.
They must also pay attention to the nutritional intake of infants and small children who may refuse to eat because of the pain from canker sores.Advertisement