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Canker Sores

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Susan Kinzer, M.P.H.

Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: February 2004
Last Revision Date: February 2004

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What are canker sores?

What causes them?

Who can get them?

What are the signs and symptoms?

Are they contagious?

How are they treated?

How long do they last?

Can they be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

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