A 17-year-old female asked:
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giant canker sore and busted lip! quickest way to heal ? will orajel and lip balm help or hurt?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: He may try you on a topical antibiotic or cortisone paste but there is no magic bullet since we still do not know what is causing them.
Answered on Jan 14, 2014
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Sores: Depends on the cause as to proper treatment. Rather than looking for a magic bullet on the drug store shelves, seek informed diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan from your Dentist.
Answered on Mar 2, 2019

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Dr. Jerry Brown
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Healing canker sore: Good day; Some OTC canker sore medications use a mild cautery or caustics to deaden nerve endings and lessen symptoms. After a few days the dead tis ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Orajel: If it makes you feel better, that's fine. It does not speed healing, it only relieves discomfort for a short time.
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Dr. Charles Coleman
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It's not: Try an mixture of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or peptobismal and benedryl.

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