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Alum For Canker Sores
Put alum on my canker sores. The pain decreased, but the sores look bigger and whiter and bleed a bit. What's wrong with it?
Canker sore Tx: I'm unfamiliar with that product, however most products are geared towards "burning" the nerve ends to let the viral life cycle of 10-14 days subside without further pain. I have used Debacterol in my office with great results. These products don't cure the virus. They are only geared towards alleviating pain. There is no known cure. ...Read more
I put alum power on my canker sores. The pain subdued a lot but the sores got whiter and look bigger. They also bleed a little. What's wrong?
Burn... : The way you treated you canker sore is basically a chemical cattery, or burn. This makes the sore feel better, but it still takes as long or sometimes longer to heal. The good thing is that it isn't painful any more. I often tell patients that if left untreated, the canker sore takes 2-3 weeks to heal. If we treat it, it takes 14 to 21 days. :) ...Read more
I have 2 canker sores for 6 days with no change, today i used alum powder and it got thicker. What should I do?
I have canker sores. It that something to worry about? And it is regular. I am having it at least thrice or more in a month
Canker sores: I agree with Dr. Fowler about seeing your dentist. Many factors can contribute to canker sore. These include stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal, sensitivities to SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate, in many tooth pastes, try changing toothpaste to SLS free, you will need to read the labels, and also see a dentist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker Sores: Canker sores are due to herpes simplex virus type 1. It is very very common. A ton of things can cause recurrent outbreaks. You can buy over-the-counter treatment or see your primary doctor who can prescribe as needed tablets for outbreaks or might opt to put you on daily suppressive therapy. Hsv-1 is painful and unsightly, but don't worry because stress only makes them happen more often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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