Canker soresCCanker soresCanker soresEnglishDermatologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)MouthMouthConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2019-10-30T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC; Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng7.0000000000000068.0000000000000545.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the signs, symptoms, treatments and medical options for canker sores.</p><h2>What is a canker sore?</h2> <p>Canker sores are common sores that appear inside the mouth, on an area where the skin is not against the bone, such as on the inside of the lips and cheeks or under the tongue. The sores can make eating and drinking difficult for your child.</p> <p>Canker sores are different than <a href="/article?contentid=793&language=English">cold sores</a> or fever blisters. Canker sores often run in families and do not appear to spread from one person to another.</p> <p>Canker sores are also called aphthous ulcers.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Canker sores are different than cold sores or fever blisters.</li><li>Canker sores do not appear to spread from person to person.</li><li>Signs of canker sores include painful, red spots across the tongue or on the mouth lining.</li><li>You can help your child by not feeding soft drinks or spicy, acidic or salty foods.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of canker sores</h2><p>Signs and symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>the area may tingle a few days before the sore appears</li><li>sores begin as a round yellowish elevated spot with a red halo</li><li>sores eventually develop into a punched-out ulcer with white, yellow or gray thin cover</li><li>sores may appear alone or in bundles</li></ul><p>Toddlers and young children may refuse to eat because of the sore's pain and irritation. Some children and adolescents may have fever, swollen lymph nodes and a tired or ill feeling. </p><h2>Causes of canker sores</h2> <p>Doctors are not certain of the causes of canker sores. There may be many factors, including:</p> <ul> <li>diet</li> <li>trauma</li> <li>stress</li> <li>nutritional deficiencies (such as <a href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=English">folic acid</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=1446&language=English">vitamin B12</a> and <a href="/article?contentid=1450&language=English">iron</a>)</li> <li>infection<br></li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=299&language=English">menstruation</a></li> <li><a href="/article?contentid=804&language=English">allergies</a></li> <li>drug reaction</li> </ul> <p>Sometimes, canker sores appear more often in children with weak or over-active immune systems but usually appear in children with normal immune systems.<br></p> <p>Most children with cankers have no identifiable cause for their cankers as these usually appear in healthy children.</p><p>There is no cure for canker sores. Most minor canker sores go away on their own without treatment in one to two weeks.</p><h2>How your doctor can help your child with canker sores</h2> <p>Most children suffering from canker sores can be treated at home. However, in some cases your child should see a doctor.</p> <h3>Seek medical assistance right away if:</h3> <ul> <li>Your child is continually getting canker sores. The doctor or other health provider can look into whether your child is getting a balanced diet or if they are missing a certain vitamin. Your child's doctor may also examine your child for an underlying medical condition.</li> <li>The sores are not settling down or disappearing after 10 days. </li> <li>Some doctors may recommend an anti-inflammatory topical steroid cream or gel to help the healing. </li> </ul>
AphtesAAphtesCanker soresFrenchDermatologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)MouthMouthConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2019-10-30T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC; Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng505.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p> Un aperçu des signes, des symptômes, des traitements et des options médicales pour les aphtes.</p><h2>Qu’est ce qu’un aphte?</h2><p>Les aphtes sont des plaies courantes qui apparaissent dans les régions de la bouche où la peau ne touche pas de l'os, comme l'intérieur des lèvres et des joues ou sous la langue. Il peut être difficile pour votre enfant de manger ou de boire en raison de ces plaies.</p><p>Les aphtes sont différents des boutons de fièvre ou <a href="/Article?contentid=793&language=French">feux sauvages</a>. Les aphtes ont tendance à se transmettre de génération en génération et ne semblent pas se propager d’une personne à l’autre.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Les aphtes sont différents des boutons de fièvre ou feux sauvages.<br></li> <li>Les aphtes ne semblent pas se propager d’une personne à l’autre.</li> <li>Les aphtes apparaissent sous forme de taches rouges douloureuses sur la langue ou à l’intérieur de la bouche.</li> <li>Vous pouvez aider votre enfant en ne lui donnant ni boissons gazeuses ni aliments épicés, acides ou salés.</li> </ul><h2>Signes et symptômes des aphtes</h2><p>Voici certains des signes et symptômes :</p><ul><li>la région peut picoter quelques jours avant l’apparition de la plaie;</li><li>l'aphte commence par un point surélevé jaune, entourré en rouge;</li><li>l'aphte se développe en une ulcère poinçonnée recouverte d’une couche blanche, grise ou jaune;</li><li>les plaies peuvent apparaître seules ou en paquet.</li></ul><p>Il est possible que les tout-petits et les jeunes enfants refusent de manger en raison de la douleur et de l'irritation causées par la plaie. Certains enfants et adolescents peuvent avoir de la fièvre, avoir les ganglions lymphatiques enflés et se sentir fatigués ou malades. </p><h2>Causes des aphtes</h2> <p>Les médecins ne sont pas certains quant aux causes des aphtes. Ils peuvent être causés par de nombreux facteurs, comme :</p> <ul> <li>le régime alimentaire;</li> <li>un traumatisme;</li> <li>le stress;</li> <li>des déficiences nutritionnelles (comme une carence en <a href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=French">acide folique</a>, en <a href="/Article?contentid=1446&language=French">vitamine B12</a> et en <a href="/article?contentid=1450&language=French">fer</a>);<br></li> <li>une infection;</li> <li>les <a href="/Article?contentid=299&language=French">menstruations</a>;</li> <li>des <a href="/article?contentid=804&language=French">allergies</a>;</li> <li>une réaction à un médicament.</li> </ul> <p>Il arrive parfois que les aphtes soient plus fréquents chez les enfants dont le système immunitaire est faible ou hyperactif, mais ils apparaissent habituellement chez les enfants dont le système immunitaire est normal.</p> <p>La plupart des enfants ayant des aphtes ne présentent pas de cause précise et semblent généralement en bonne santé.</p><p>Il n'existe aucun remède pour les aphtes. La plupart des aphtes disparaissent sans traitement au bout d'une ou de deux semaines.</p><h2>Comment le médecin peut-il aider votre enfant ayant des aphtes?</h2> <p>La plupart des enfants souffrant d’aphtes peuvent être traités à la maison. Toutefois, dans certains cas, votre enfant devrait consulter un médecin.</p> <h3>Consultez immédiatement un médecin si :</h3> <ul> <li>Votre enfant souffre continuellement d’aphtes. Le médecin ou un autre fournisseur de soins de santé peut déterminer si le régime de votre enfant est équilibré ou s’il présente une carence d’une certaine vitamine. Le médecin de votre enfant peut également l'examiner afin de vérifier s’il y a présence d’une maladie sous-jacente.</li> <li>Les plaies ne s’apaisent pas ou ne disparaissent pas après dix jours.</li> <li>Certains médecins pourraient recommander une crème ou un gel stéroïde topique anti-inflammatoire afin de favoriser la guérison. </li> </ul>

 

 

 

 

Canker sores939.000000000000Canker soresCanker soresCEnglishDermatologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)MouthMouthConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2019-10-30T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC; Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng7.0000000000000068.0000000000000545.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the signs, symptoms, treatments and medical options for canker sores.</p><h2>What is a canker sore?</h2> <p>Canker sores are common sores that appear inside the mouth, on an area where the skin is not against the bone, such as on the inside of the lips and cheeks or under the tongue. The sores can make eating and drinking difficult for your child.</p> <p>Canker sores are different than <a href="/article?contentid=793&language=English">cold sores</a> or fever blisters. Canker sores often run in families and do not appear to spread from one person to another.</p> <p>Canker sores are also called aphthous ulcers.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Canker sores are different than cold sores or fever blisters.</li><li>Canker sores do not appear to spread from person to person.</li><li>Signs of canker sores include painful, red spots across the tongue or on the mouth lining.</li><li>You can help your child by not feeding soft drinks or spicy, acidic or salty foods.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of canker sores</h2><p>Signs and symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>the area may tingle a few days before the sore appears</li><li>sores begin as a round yellowish elevated spot with a red halo</li><li>sores eventually develop into a punched-out ulcer with white, yellow or gray thin cover</li><li>sores may appear alone or in bundles</li></ul><p>Toddlers and young children may refuse to eat because of the sore's pain and irritation. Some children and adolescents may have fever, swollen lymph nodes and a tired or ill feeling. </p><h2>Causes of canker sores</h2> <p>Doctors are not certain of the causes of canker sores. There may be many factors, including:</p> <ul> <li>diet</li> <li>trauma</li> <li>stress</li> <li>nutritional deficiencies (such as <a href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=English">folic acid</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=1446&language=English">vitamin B12</a> and <a href="/article?contentid=1450&language=English">iron</a>)</li> <li>infection<br></li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=299&language=English">menstruation</a></li> <li><a href="/article?contentid=804&language=English">allergies</a></li> <li>drug reaction</li> </ul> <p>Sometimes, canker sores appear more often in children with weak or over-active immune systems but usually appear in children with normal immune systems.<br></p> <p>Most children with cankers have no identifiable cause for their cankers as these usually appear in healthy children.</p><p>There is no cure for canker sores. Most minor canker sores go away on their own without treatment in one to two weeks.</p><h2>How you can help your child with canker sores</h2> <p>There are ways you can help your child reduce the pain of canker sores. Some of these tips can also help prevent canker sores from coming back. To reduce the pain of canker sores:</p> <ul> <li>Avoid feeding your child acidic, spicy or abrasive (scratchy or hard) foods, such as potato chips, salted nuts, lemons or tomatoes, which can aggravate tender mouth sores.</li> <li>Use toothpastes and mouthwashes that do not contain SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate).</li> <li>Do not brush too hard.</li> <li>Use only soft-bristle toothbrushes.</li> <li>Avoid soft drinks.</li> </ul><h2>How your doctor can help your child with canker sores</h2> <p>Most children suffering from canker sores can be treated at home. However, in some cases your child should see a doctor.</p> <h3>Seek medical assistance right away if:</h3> <ul> <li>Your child is continually getting canker sores. The doctor or other health provider can look into whether your child is getting a balanced diet or if they are missing a certain vitamin. Your child's doctor may also examine your child for an underlying medical condition.</li> <li>The sores are not settling down or disappearing after 10 days. </li> <li>Some doctors may recommend an anti-inflammatory topical steroid cream or gel to help the healing. </li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/canker_sore.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/canker_sore.jpgCanker soresFalse