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Studies suggest that several combined factors cause mouth sores, according to Mayo Clinic. Injuries to the mouth, stress, not getting enough nutrients and food sensitivities are all common causes. More »

Although the exact cause of canker sores is unknown as of 2015, they may occur due to minor mouth injuries, food sensitivities, exposure to sodium lauryl sulfate, certain dietary deficiencies, hormonal and emotional fact... More »

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Sores inside the mouth, specifically canker sores, can be caused by injury or stress, according to WebMD. Some people are susceptible to sores from eating foods that irritate the tissue of the mouth. These foods can be h... More »

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Canker sores are small, shallow lesions that develop on the gums, tongue and other soft tissues of the mouth, according to Mayo Clinic. Canker sores are not contagious and usually go away in a week or two. They can be pa... More »

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Over-the-counter cold sore treatments, such as Abreva, may facilitate healing of sores around the mouth. Ice packs and cool compresses reduce pain and itching. Prescription antiviral medications acyclovir, famciclovir, p... More »

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Cold sores form on lips because of an infection by the herpes simplex virus, which gets into the body through a cut or scratch in the mouth or nearby skin, WebMD states. Contact with a cold sore or with HSV-infected flui... More »

Infantigo rash, known by the medical term impetigo, is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection characterized by fluid-filled, crusty sores and blisters, typically occurring around the nose, mouth and face, according... More »

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