A shallow and painful ulcer or sore on the inside of the mouth. This makes eating and talking difficult.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
The symptoms include:
- Major symptom is an ulcer inside the mouth, on the tongue or at the base of the gum
- It has a red border and white or yellow center
- Is shallow at the center
- Starts with burning or tingling sensation
- Cancerous sores may show symptoms like bleeding gums, loose teeth, trouble swallowing
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- The exact cause is not known, but the factors which could trigger canker sores are
- Stress or anxiety
- The duration before or during menstruation
- Injury accidental cheek or lips bite
- Braces on teeth
- Food allergies
- Food or juice that has a lot of acid, such as orange juice
- Iron, vitamin B12, or folic acid deficiency in diet
→ Questions to ask your doctor
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