Other possible causes of canker sores

Other possible causes of canker sores
Some hormonal factors linked to the menstrual cycle explain in part why women are more often affected by canker sores than men.

Periods of puberty and menopause seem favourable to canker sores.

Canker sores can happen following the use of some medications, such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory steroids (AINS)
  • Antibiotics
  • Benzoic (E210) acid
  • Antivitamins K
  • Meprobamate
  • chemotherapy in general (medications taken during a cancer)

The following factors have been proven to trigger canker sores:

  • An iron deficiency
  • A folates deficiency
  • A filling or a false teeth
  • Dental bridges
  • Tartar removal
  • Viruses
  • Alcoholism

In some cases, canker sores are linked to other diseases like Beh├žet's syndrome, Crohn's disease, cancerous ulcerations, PFAPA syndrome, Sweet syndrome, and gluten allergies.

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Tip of the day:

If you often have canker sores or if you have a canker sore which lasts for more than 4 weeks, consult a practitioner