Q2. What is a ‘canker sore?’

A2. A canker sore is another term for a mouth ulcer. People sometimes confuse canker sores with cold sores but there are noticeable differences between the two.

Cold sores are highly contagious sores which are caused by the herpes virus. They appear as a series of blisters on the outside of the lips and can be transmitted by kissing or other forms of personal contact.

Canker sores are not contagious and develop inside the mouth. They can be found on the tongue, inside the cheeks, inside the lips or on the roof of the mouth. In some cases they can develop inside the throat.

Mouth Ulcers FAQs Index:

Mouth Ulcers FAQs

  1. What is a mouth ulcer?
  2. What is a ‘canker sore?’
  3. What is an ‘aphthous ulcer?’
  4. Is there more than one type of mouth ulcer?
  5. Can anyone get a mouth ulcer?
  6. What causes mouth ulcers?
  7. What are the signs of a mouth ulcer?
  8. Does stress cause mouth ulcers?
  1. Why do women get mouth ulcers more than men?
  2. Can you get a mouth ulcer from brushing your teeth?
  3. Do children develop mouth ulcers?
  4. Can you inherit mouth ulcers?
  5. Can you treat mouth ulcers at home?
  6. How do you treat mouth ulcers?
  7. Can you prevent mouth ulcers?

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