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Who can get canker sores?

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Canker sores appear most commonly in adolescents and young adults, often occurring during times of stress. They are also more likely to appear around a women’s menstrual period, and there is a greater likelihood of having canker sores if a parent also has them.

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

National Institutes of Health. 

Goldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th ed. 

Chattopadhyay A. Otolaryngol Clin North Am., Feb. 2011.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 10, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

National Institutes of Health. 

Goldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th ed. 

Chattopadhyay A. Otolaryngol Clin North Am., Feb. 2011.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 10, 2019

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