canker sores

Elizabeth Winter ewinter at
Thu Sep 14 22:03:14 EST 1995

Canker sores tend to be inside the mouth, cold sores outside.  There is a 
genetic component to canker sores, which usually onset early in life.  
Canker sores (according to the National Institute of Dental Health - or 
some title close to that) are not contagious.  Links to nutritional 
deficits, immune malfunctions and allergies are all suspected to play a 
role.  It is thought that all canker sores, even in a single individual, 
do not all have the same cause.

(I did an article on dental and oral health recently, and so happen to 
have read up on the subject...)


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