A 43-year-old member asked:
what are the ways to get rid of canker sores?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Debi Williams answered
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 rub orajel on the sore. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Herman Liem answered
36 years experience Dentistry
Many: You can take vit. B complex and l-lysine, rinse your mouth with warm salt water (do not swallow it). Some place salt directly on the sores. This will cause pain but healing occur in 1-2 days. Try the above first before the more exotic therapy such as laser.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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