CANKER SORES!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-19-2010
CANKER SORES!!!
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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 2:32pm
Recently, I'm not too sure why but I would get canker sore after another heal. Is there anyway that I can get them to go away forever? They really hurt and right now I have 3 of them!
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 4:01pm
Hi Hunnybunny, welcome to the Women's Health board!



Oooh, canker sores can be tenacious little troublemakers, and what triggers an outbreak may be different for everyone. For instance, stress is what brings them on for my husband, but if my daughter gets one, it is almost a sure sign that an illness is on its way.



Here is a link to a National Institutes of Health article about canker sores which includes information about causes, symptoms and treatment. In addition to the suggested remedies in the article, I would recommend taking up yoga or some other form of stress management activity as a long-term defense. I've seen how much worse the problem is for my husband when he isn't dealing well with his stress, and I know just how much misery canker sores can cause.



Best of luck. Please let us know if you find something that works for you, as it might help others too.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 1:46pm

Oh, I hate canker sores!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 3:04pm
Thanks for posting that link, Amy! The iVillage article has a lot of good information.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 3:08pm
No problem, I can really relate to the canker sore issue though mine are most often related to digestion issues.



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