Canker and cold sores cause the sufferer embarrassment and frustration, both in public and privately. They can both be extremely painful and can take up to 2 weeks to go away (even with effective medication). Those suffering either of these problems may be sensitive about discussing their challenges, but seeking the proper medical attention is often the best remedy. Most importantly, it is critical to fully understand what the problem is, and what you can do about it. For example, contrary to popular belief, cold and canker sores is not the same thing.
In fact, they are both entirely unrelated. Unfortunately, it is common for a sufferer to use the wrong form of treatment because they do not fully understand what they are dealing with. Luckily, once you understand the differences you can recognize which problem you are working with and use the right solution to get rid of these unwelcome guests.
Understanding Canker Sores Canker
sores typically occur on the delicate tissues inside the mouth. They are often light colored with a red exterior border. There are many theories over what causes them, but it is still not yet fully understood. However, it is thought to be related to an abnormal response of the immune system. Tolerance is often necessary when dealing with canker sores, and this can take anywhere between one to two weeks. But a healthy diet and good daily oral hygiene are the best remedy. Special rinses and anesthetics are also available to help treat the symptoms.