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How to get rid of canker sores

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel su ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Do ALL of these : Take 1 200 mg Advil (ibuprofen) 4x/day w full meal or lots of liquids. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Put Orthodontic Wax onto "sticker ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cancer sore: If you have a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this se ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are self-limiting, and usually heal on their own in 7-10 days. If you have multiple sores, recurrent sores, or any sor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
28 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Canker sores , called aphthous ulcers will usually go away in about 7-10 days.They can be very uncomfortable though while waiting for them to heal. Se ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See Dr.: These are commonly caused by the hsv-1 (virus). See a dr. For an exam and testing for the hsv-1 titer. There are some anti-viral meds that can help. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Resolves on own.: If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mina Levi
Dr. Mina Levi answered
13 years experience Dentistry
Laser Treatment: A way to get rid of sores in your mouth is to have your dentist perform a laser treatment on the sore, which is not painful and takes about 10-15 minu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Time will heal it: There is no way to get rid of canker sores. It takes about a week for them to heal. In the meantime an over the counter medication will provide some ... Read More

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