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What works best for canker sores?

What works best for canker sores?

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down. If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...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


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Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Canker sores: 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 in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read more

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How ro treat a canker sore in your throat?

Time: No magic bullet but topical antibiotic or table salt may possibly be helpful for some. Unlike cold sores, there is little evidence to suggest that this is caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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What is best for canker sores?

What is best for canker sores?

Best: TIME: Though i routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" i will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. If on other areas, can be cauterized with a laser or chemicals. If Ibuprofen doesn't cut it, call your dentist for help. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for canker sores?

Any good remedies for canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores, also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, usually occur in the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and inside of the lips. They may be caused by trauma such as biting the area, stress, and herpetic viral infections. They can occur singularly or in groups. They usually heal on their own in 5-7 days. Applying orabase ointment (no rx needed) can help alleviate the pain. Check with you dentist. ...Read more

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How is canker sore treated?

How is canker sore treated?

Canker sore: OTC treatments can help. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist can help ...Read more

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Best home remedy for sore throat?

Best home remedy for sore throat?

Saline gargle: Put teaspoon salt in pint of warm water and gargle every several hours. ...Read more

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Best way to cure a sore throat?

Best way to cure a sore throat?

Not cure, reduce sxs: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Ginger w honey is good. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best sore throat remedies?

Doctors, what are the best sore throat remedies?

Comfort measures: Assuming you don't have a lot of other symptoms, the following may help: gargling with warm water with salt (1/4 teaspoon in 8 ounces); sore throat lozenges such as cepacol; sore throat spray such as chloraseptic; a teaspoon of honey as needed; and pain reliever such as Acetaminophen (tylenol). If your sore throat is accompanied by other significant symptoms, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can quantum canker sore patches work?

How can quantum canker sore patches work?

Per company:: "the canker cover canker sore treatment is a tablet-like patch made from edible ingredients. It sticks to any canker sore within seconds, and then forms a clear, gel patch that lasts 8 - 12 hours. The patch protects the sore from irritants - food, drink, braces, etc." it merely acts like a band aid to make it feel better. Personally, i doubt it will heal any quicker. ...Read more

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Is honey good for canker sores?

Is honey good for canker sores?

Yes: A recent study comparing honey to corticosteroids and other topical ( Oranase) , Honey produced faster reduction in size and pain, the resolution of the erythema was faster in the Honey group. Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medscape. Oct 16, 2014. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal a cold sore fast?

Lemon balm / Lysine: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Any good canker sore home remedy and prevention ideas?

Any good canker sore home remedy and prevention ideas?

Canker sores: is very common after tooth extraction. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for mouth sore?

What is the best medicine for mouth sore?

Depends: The best medicine or treatment depends on the cause of the sore or ulcer. Some ulcers or sores are caused by irritation from some source, while others may be related to stress or from viruses. Treatment would differ for each of those types. ...Read more

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How effective is abreva at treating cold sores?

Don't know: Don't know about abreva, but a dental laser can be used to shorten the life of the cold sores and may stop them from returning to the same tissue area. ...Read more

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Whats best to heal a sore throat faster?

Whats best to heal a sore throat faster?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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How do a blister/cold sore and a canker sore differ?

UUsually: Usually caused by herpes for cold sore and canker sore is usually autoimmune. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Best way to cure a very sore throat?

Best way to cure a very sore throat?

Tips: No cure just relief: gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Use nonprescription throat lozenges. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aspirin. See doc if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a canker sore?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure 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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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more