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Canker Sores Topic Guide

Canker Sores Canker Sores: Canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) are among the most common causes of sores in the mouth. Causes of canker sores include heredity, oral trauma, hormonal changes, anxiety, stress, quitting smoking, medications, food allergies, toothpastes, and certain diseases. Symptoms of canker sores include painful but clear sores, deep painful ulcers, and herpetiforms. Treatment of canker sores include medication and herbal supplements.

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sodium hyaluronate topical Sodium Hyaluronate Topical

Sodium hyaluronate is similar to the fluid that surrounds your joints. Sodium hyaluronate acts as a lubricant on the skin by restoring moisture and preventin...learn more »

dapsone topical Dapsone Topical

Dapsone is an anti-infective medication...learn more »

licorice Licorice

Licorice is a plant also known as Acide Glycyrrhizique, Alcacuz, Bois Doux, Bois Sucré, Gan Zao, Glabra, Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhizic Acid, Isoflavone, Je...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that is used to treat:

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infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

thalidomide Thalidomide

Thalidomide is used together with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Thalidomide is also used to treat and prevent moderate to se...learn more »

aloe vera topical Aloe Vera Topical

Aloe vera topical is made from the extract of the aloe vera plant leaf. Aloe vera is also known as Burn Plant, Elephant's Gall, Ghee-Kunwar, Hsiang-Dan, Kan...learn more »

calamine (topical) Calamine (topical)

Calamine is an anti-itch medicine that works by causing a cooling sensation as it evaporates on your skin. Calamine also dries oozing or weeping from minor s...learn more »

triamcinolone topical Triamcinolone Topical

Triamcinolone is a steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body...learn more »

sucralfate (oral) Sucralfate (oral)

Sucralfate is used short-term (up to 8 weeks) to treat an active duodenal ulcer.

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pentoxifylline Pentoxifylline

Pentoxifylline causes changes in your blood that help improve blood flow. This also helps your blood carry oxygen to your tissues and organs...learn more »

diphenhydramine Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching,...learn more »

colchicine Colchicine

Colchicine affects the way the body responds to uric acid crystals, which reduces swelling and pain...learn more »

cimetidine Cimetidine

Cimetidine is a stomach acid reducer that is used to treat and prevent certain types of stomach ulcer. Cimetidine is also used to treat gastroesophageal ref...learn more »

tetracycline Tetracycline

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria...learn more »