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Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Canker Sores

Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Canker Sores

07/11/13

(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are painful ulcers that form inside the mouth. While they're not contagious, they can impede eating and speaking.

The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice for reducing your risk of developing canker sores:

  • Avoid eating acidic foods.
  • Keep stress under control.
  • Avoid eating foods that are very hot in temperature.
  • Don't talk while you eat.
  • Don't use oral hygiene products that include the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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