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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do i do to get rid of a mouth ulcer quickly?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Tell me how do you get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 27 years experience
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.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How about getting rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Clean & Mouthrinse: Depending on the ulcer, usually a mouth rinse and maintaining optimal oral hygiene will help heal the ulcers.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Depending on the : Cause of the lesion, most are self limiting and heal typically in about ten days. Symptomatic treatment / relief can be attained using Benzocaine in orabase (available over the counter) or some topical numbing agent. Ask your pharmacy or dentist. If the ulcer is due to an infective tooth related area - see your dentist promptly. Hope this helps.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Jared Plitt
Dentistry 21 years experience
It depends.: Many mouth ulcers are really caused by a latent viral infection that never really goes away. The ulcers flare up at times when your immune system is already weak, like at times of high stress, poor sleep, the same time as a cold, etc. There is really no definitive cure and most viral related ulcers go away on their own within 7-10 days. Topical antiviral creams can shorten that time.

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