Canker Sores Got Your Tongue?

Canker sores, otherwise known as aphthous ulcers, are the most common inflammatory disease of the lining of the mouth, yet are still poorly misunderstood.  Females, adolescents and children are more frequently affected and for some people, cankers are a recurrent (and painful!) problem.  Cankers (pictured below) which have a white base with a red border and can affect the tongue, cheeks and palate, are different than cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus.   

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