A 49-year-old member asked:
Can i tell me how i can get rid of canker sore ( mouth ulcer )?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most often they : Will resolve without any treatment. 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 several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature).
4.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
What should I do to get rid of a mouth ulcer/canker sore?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 43 years experience
Orabase for pain: Colgate orabase with Benzocaine (so long as you are not allergic) works reasonably well for mild symptoms. It is worth trying.
If not successful, see your dentist.
Also-- people that get canker sores frequently benefit from toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (such as fluoridex without sls.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.