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How can I get rid of canker sores in mouth?

How can I  get rid of canker sores in mouth?

A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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How to get rid of cold sores in mouth quickly?

How to get rid of cold sores in mouth quickly?

Cold sore: Cold sores are of viral origin. You need to get an anti viral prescription from your dentist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of cold sores that scabbed?

How can you get rid of cold sores that scabbed?

Near the end..: If you have cold sores that have crusted over...Then they are on their way out. The cycle is generally about 14 days. Hang in there and don't pick at em or put anything on them. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sores in mouth?

How to get rid of sores in mouth?

Depends on cause: Denture sores, cold sores, herpetic sores, traumatic ulcer. The treatment is different for each. Try googling the above subjects for a better answer. ...Read more

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Any tips to getting rid of cold sores quickly?

Any tips to getting rid of cold sores quickly?

A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep. ...Read more

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Can abreva work to get rid of cold sores?

Sort Of: It helps with the symptoms & can make an outbreak less painful & maybe last a little shorther time. Even prescription meds do this but are more effective. There are meds that can be used to prevent them but you will need a prescription from your md or dentist. Some you take all the time, others you take when you first feel the burning sensation but both keep it from coming out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

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How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. There are also over the counter meds that you can apply topically that accelerate healing and reduce pain such as abreva, zilactin, and oragell. ...Read more

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Does carmex help get rid of cold sores?

Does carmex help get rid of cold sores?

Cold sores: You can never completely get rid of cold sores. The virus lives inside your body and they surface whenever your body goes under stress, whether its extreme cold or emotional stress. Most over the counter medication claim to reduce the duration of the sore which is normally around 7 days. There are also proscription medication which are given in more severe outbreaks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits and acidic vegetables and spicy foods 2. Avoiding irritation from gum chewing 3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. ...Read more

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How to get rid of canker sores.?

How to get rid of canker sores.?

Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of cold sores fast?

Not easy: They say that cold sores heal in two weeks if you treat them, and they heal in 14 days if you don't. The point being that there is no good way to make them heal quickly. Topical ointments containing a topical anesthetic can eliminate pain while the healing process continues. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

Reduce acid: Canker sores are very common in people's mouth due to acid. Some people's saliva is especially acidic and by significantly limiting acid consumption and by using antacid medications like maalox for mylanta you can reduce mouth acidity and reduce canker sores. Stay away from sodas coffee and tea. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of multiple canker sores in my mouth?

How can I get rid of multiple canker sores in my mouth?

That's a lot: Multiple sores in the mouth is not real common. There are also many different kinds of sores, causes and solutions. Common aphthous ulcers tend to take about 7-10 days to go away. See your dentist for a diagnosis. Rinsing with warm salt water helps. Also orabase b can speed up the healing while offering slight numbing from the benzocaine. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of mouth sores from hot pizza?

How do you get rid of mouth sores from hot pizza?

Wait...: If you mean blisters on the roof of your mouth, they should be gone in a couple days. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a canker sore in mouth?

How do you get rid of a canker sore in mouth?

Don't get rid of: You actually don't get rid of canker sores. What you do is try to lessen their severity and try to have them for the shortest time they will allow. If you get them often...Try a prescription of acyclovir. Lysine from the store has been known to help. They have a life of about 14 days. Stress, fatigue, excessive sun exposure are some of the causes. Watch the spicy or acid foods. ...Read more

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Does abreva totally get rid of cold sores?

Does abreva totally get rid of cold sores?

No: Abreva helps shorten the length of time that they are present. The virus is still there however in a dormant state. It can come back the next time you get too much sunshine or get too exhausted etc. Use abreva or other medications at the first sign of an a cold sore outbreak. ...Read more

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How can you rid of cold sores?

Cold sores are forev: Once the virus is in your body it is there forever. To minimize the outbreaks do things to energize your immune system: eat healthy, exercize, and do things to lower your stress. Avoid spicy foods or other irritants that may contribute to an outbreak. Antiviral medicines can be used also...Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of these sores in my mouth!?

How to get rid of these sores in my mouth!?

Not sure what the: sores are. There is not much info to go on here. Try gargling with warm salt water. If they are not resolving, seek medical assessment. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of canker sores?

How can I get rid of canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are self-limiting, and usually heal on their own in 7-10 days. If you have multiple sores, recurrent sores, or any sore that lasts longer than 10 days, see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more