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what's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They usually resolve: W/o 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). Please call your >.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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dentist if the sore is not resolving after a couple of weeks or if there is concern for a secondary infection. Your dentist can prescribe medications to help.
Dec 22, 2013

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