Canker Sores | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What do I need to do to stop getting canker sores?
  • My mom had a lot of canker sores. Does that mean I’ll do the same?
  • Are there any medicines that will stop the canker sores?
  • My mouth really hurts. What should I take for the pain?
  • I seem to get more canker sores when I have my period. Could that be the cause?
  • Are there any mouthwashes I could use to prevent canker sores or to keep them from being so painful?


Management of Aphthous Ulcers by DR McBride, M.D. (American Family Physician June 01, 2000,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 10/00