Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in the mouth and often make eating and talking uncomfortable. They are generally caused by stress, tissue injury, eating certain foods , nutritional problems, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal tract disease.
Canker sores do not appear typically on a gland but can cause swelling of the glands.
These sores are self limiting and the sores usually heal without treatment in about a week or two. Avoid spicy or acidic foods during this time.You can use topical ointments like numbing ointments, such as benzocaine (Oragel), anti-inflammatory (steroid) gels,benadryl allergy liquid mouthwash and vitamin supplements in the meanwhile.Severe cases may need oral steroids which are available only on prescription.
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