Find Out The Difference Between Cold Sores and Canker Sores
When you get a sore in or on your mouth, it becomes a sensitive subject. You roll over all the things you’ve eaten or try to remember if you bit yourself at some point. You even start running through a list of symptoms to see if maybe you’re getting sick. It’s even worse when people notice and decide to throw in their two cents. Canker sore or cold sore? Harmless wound or stigmatized social disease? What’s the difference, really?
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There are actually numerous difference between the two and the facts for both are enlightening. It’s still widely unknown how and why we get canker sores and the research put into it offers some insight into what may be the cause. Cold sores, on the other hand, are far more common and not as stigmatizing as we think. Check out this video below for a better look into how these two wounds are caused:
The crew at Test Tube took a comment from their viewers and researched both cold sores and canker sores using sources from the University of Michigan and a neat article from howstuffworks. Hopefully this article and video on these mouth wounds cleared up some confusion. Now you can better identify which sore you have and how to better treat it.
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