Canker Sores And Swolen Glands


Canker Sores And Swollen Glands  

Canker sores are also known as aphthous ulcers or aphthous stomatitis. These are small sores that occur inside the mouth, cheek, lips, throat and tongue. However, canker sores should not be mistaken for cold sores, which are caused by herpes simplex virus and occur around the lip. Canker sores are not contagious and cannot be spread by kissing unlike cold sores.

Although canker sores are not contagious, the tendency to have outbreaks can run in the family. That is if you are prone to canker sores, there is a 90 percent chance that your children will also suffer from them.

The exact cause of canker sores is not known. However, many factors contribute to the risk of getting the sores including food allergies, diet, stress and mouth injuries. It has been seen that people who are deficient in folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron have the tendency to develop canker sores more often. The same is also true for people suffering from food allergies. Mouth injuries like biting the inside of your lip or brushing too hard and damaging the lining inside your mouth can cause canker sores. Another factor for canker sores is emotional stress. Getting canker sores can also be an indication there is a problem with your immune system.

Canker Sores and Swollen Glands:
Many people who get canker sores can also have swollen glands. Usually people get swollen lymph glands along with other symptoms like fever, lethargy or feeling slightly ill.

It usually takes two weeks for canker sores to heal and after as they are healing, the swollen glands also get better. Although canker sores are quite painful, it has been seen that the first three to four days are the worse.

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