What is a canker sore
What is a canker sore
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What is a canker sore
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What Is A Canker Sore?



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What Is A Canker Sore?

Canker sores are NOT contagious and can appear as a single pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring, or as a cluster of such blisters. The cause of canker sores is not entirely clear, but may be related to:
  • A virus
  • A temporary weakness in your immune system (for example, from cold or flu)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Mechanical irritation
  • Stress
  • Low levels of vitamin B12 or folate
For unknown reasons, women seem to get canker sores more often than men. This may be related to hormonal changes.



A canker sore is much different from a cold sore caused by herpes simplex virus. A canker sore is a benign, open sore in the mouth, which appears as a painful white or yellow sore (ulcer) surrounded by a bright red area, which is not contagious. A fever blister is very different from a canker sore, although they both develop in close proximity in area of the mouth.



Other sources said this about canker sores: "Canker sores occur only inside the mouth and are not contagious. They sometimes occur as a result of trauma (biting the inside of the lip, burning the mouth with hot food), but may also occur spontaneously."

and

"A canker sore is a common form of mouth ulcer, which appears as a painful white or yellow ulcer surrounded by a bright red area. A canker sore can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies, menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies or trauma in the mouth. Canker sores usually heal without treatment within two weeks."

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