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What is the best way to get a canker sore to go away?

What is the best way to get a canker sore to go away?

Wait: Healing takes time. Normally a canker sore will take about two weeks to heal, treated or not. The best treatment is to use a topical anesthetic for comfort as needed. If canker sores are persistent, longstanding and frequent they may be more serious and should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a canker sore?

Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What is the differences between apthasol and other canker sore drugs.

What is the differences between apthasol and other canker sore drugs.

Canker sores: The meds are either for palliative tx or they are for lessening the duration and intensity of the incident. Nothing cures or rids of the virus. Aphthasol (amlexanox) is one of the latter. The difference between it and other limiting products, I am not sure. Ask your dentist what meds he prefers to prescribe. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

Difficult: Treating of lesions on tongue is difficult because it is hard to get medications to stay on tongue with its actions and functions. If it is a canker sore, you can apply an ointment or tincture like zilactin or kancaid that will cauterize the lesion reducing pain and start it to heal. It should resolve in a few days if not see dentist. ...Read more

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

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

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 >. ...Read more

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Which is the best and fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Canker sore relief: There are numerous over the counter medications to help relieve discomfort from canker sores. Some things you can do to help speed up the healing time is to rinse with warm salt water, suck on Tums (calcium carbonate) throughout the day and avoid acidic foods like nuts, vinegar dressings, orange juice and tomato sauces. ...Read more

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I was just wondering what's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

I was just wondering what's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Does antibiotic drugs heal canker sore sooner?

Canker sores: They are not infections so antibiotics will not help. They appear to be caused by stress, injury, or in some cases as a reaction to certain foods such as citrus. Canker sores are ulcers (aphthous ulcers) and will heal on their own in 7-10 days. Applying orabase ointment can help alleviate discomfort during meals. The pain can also be eliminated by laser treatment by your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly get rid of a canker sore without buying medicine?

How can I most quickly get rid of a canker sore without buying medicine?

Wait a week: If you treat it, it will go away in about a week. If you don't treat it, it will go away in about 7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more