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Canker Sores - Chapter Summary
Anyone working in the nursing profession will have to deal with patients suffering from canker sores at some point. Therefore, it's a good idea for high school and college students interested in studying nursing to learn as much as they can about canker sores and working with patients who have them. Even casual learners can gain some important information about these sores. This chapter is a great resource if you would like to review different lessons on key canker sore topics relevant to the nursing profession and for general health.
Our instructors will go through each topic point-by-point, breaking down information in manner that is informative but easy to understand. Once you feel comfortable with your knowledge of these topics, you can take the chapter's practice quizzes and final exam to see how much you can remember from the lessons. You can also get more information or clarification by submitting questions directly to our subject experts. Finally, be sure to use your personal Dashboard to track your learning progress and see how much you have learned by completing this chapter. These lessons help you with the following:
- Defining and identifying the causes of canker sores
- Detailing symptoms and treatment for canker sores
- Understanding whether canker sores are contagious
- Describing the correlation between stress and canker sores
- Listing the various places canker sores can occur
- Differentiating between canker sores and cold sores, herpes, cancer or ulcers
- Preventing canker sores
- Treating chronic canker sores
- Understanding the link between canker sores and HIV
1. Canker Sores: Definition & Causes
In this lesson, you're going to learn about a very famous problem, canker sores. We'll look at some of the weird alternative names given to these sores and then explore the reasons for why they may occur.
2. Canker Sores: Symptoms & Treatment
Do you think you have a canker sore? Compare this lesson's outline of the signs and symptoms of canker sores with what you might have and then consult a doctor.
3. How to Prevent Canker Sores
Do you get frequent canker sores? It turns out there are many ways you can try to help prevent them. Find out how diet, stress, and trauma play a role in all of this.
4. Are Canker Sores Contagious?
Canker sores are unpleasant in sight and feel. But you might be wondering if they're contagious or not. This lesson explains how they are not and compares canker sores to other similar sores you may see in and around your mouth.
5. What Causes Chronic Canker Sores?
Do you get canker sores? And do you get them repeatedly over a long period of time? Then you may have chronic canker sores. Read on to discover the causes of these sores.
6. Can Stress Cause Canker Sores?
Do you get canker sores? Hopefully not because they can be painful! But if you do, you've probably heard stress is somehow involved. Is this true? And if it is, how so? This lesson explains.
7. Canker Sore on the Tongue, Lips or Gums
In this lesson we will learn to identify canker sores that appear on the tongue, lips, or gums as well as learn about canker sore causes and treatment.
8. Canker Sores & HIV
Canker sores and HIV may seem completely unrelated. One is a condition caused by a virus, and the other is caused by unknown factors. Yet they are, in fact, somewhat related. Find out how HIV and canker sores are different and how are similar.
9. Canker Sore vs Cold Sore
You have a mysterious sore in your mouth. What is it? This lesson will examine two possible culprits: canker sores and cold sores. We will learn about the differences between the two.
10. Canker Sore vs Herpes
Two painful, ugly, and uncomfortable sores. You don't want either. But can you distinguish between the two? This lesson tells you where most canker or cold sores appear and what they typically look like.
11. Canker Sore vs Cancer
Is that cancer or simply a canker sore inside of your mouth? It's important to know, and it's a doctor's job to find out. This lesson explains what these two conditions are and describe some of the basic differences between the two.
12. Canker Sores vs Ulcers
Most people are very familiar with the discomfort of a canker sore in their mouth. In this lesson we will explore the similarities and differences between canker sores and cold sores.
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