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Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Home remedy: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, the best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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How do you heal a canker sore real fast?

How do you heal a canker sore real fast?

What works for you.: Canker sores are found inside the mouth; self care remedies include 1/2 tsp salt dissolved in 8 oz water, 1-2 tablespoon malalox + 1/2 tablespoon benedryl. Swish & spit out 4x a day. Anbesol, oragel. Medical tx: silver nitrate, kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase, viscous Lidocaine, tetracycline suspensions. Dental laser treatment.

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What exactly is the fastest way to heal a canker sore?

What exactly is the fastest way to heal a canker sore?

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. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration.

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Can there be anything that I can do to heal my canker sore?

Can there be anything that I can do to heal my canker sore?

Not really: The sore is a virus which comes and goes and usually lasts seven to ten days. Sometimes ice helps reduce time. Meds like zovirax (acyclovir) help if take before they start. Otc Acyclovir creams can shorten the duration too.

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I am experiencing a painful canker sore - how to heal it rapidly?

I am experiencing a painful canker sore - how to heal it rapidly?

They usually resolve: Without 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). Nsaid's or >>.

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How long is it supposed to it take for a canker sore to heal/ get better?

7 to 10 days: Canker sores usually heal within 7 to 10 days. Spicy and acidic foods and drinks can increase your pain so be careful with your diet.

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What to do if I have extremely painful canker sore. How do I heal it or at least make it feel better?

What to do if I have extremely painful canker sore. How do I heal it or at least make it feel better?

Keep it clean: Clean the area to prevent bacterial superinfection. Palliative treatment would be orabase, orajel, over the counter numbing gel, chloraseptic spray... The topical spray works well if you dried the area with gauze prior to application. 3-5 days healing time is normal without any medicine intervention. In the extreme severe case, antiviral (acyclovir) and/or laser treatment recommended.

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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.

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What to do if I have a cold sore and a canker sore how do I heal it?

What to do if I have a cold sore and a canker sore how do I heal it?

Cold sores & Canker: Both of these lesions can be treated with a laser. Cold sores can be prevented with some new medications that are available with a prescription. Cankers can be prevented by relieving stress.

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Can you tell me if there are good treatments to help heal a canker sore faster?

Alternative: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.

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Developed a canker sore inside my lower gums, is it unusual for it to still be here for over three weeks? What can help heal?

Developed a canker sore inside my lower gums, is it unusual for it to still be here for over three weeks? What can help heal?

Too long: Length of presence of the lesion makes me think it's not a "canker sore." Important you have lesion evaluated by your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon ASAP.

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I have a canker sore right on my tonsil VERY painful. Besides salt anything else will heal it fast??

I have a canker sore right on my tonsil VERY painful. Besides salt anything else will heal it fast??

Canker sore: If it is a canker sore, it will heal on its own in 7-10 days. If it does not heal after 10 days, have it examined by your dentist, oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist. Or, have it examined now to make sure what kind of lesion it is.

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How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

How to heal a canker sore on back of throat?

Wrong area: Canker sore does not occur in the back of the throat. Get a doctor to see what it might be and get proper treatment.

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Their any way to permanently heal "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)? Is there something wrong inside my body?

Their any way to permanently heal "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)? Is there something wrong inside my body?

No Prevention known: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of trea. Dment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried.

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What will heal a recurrent canker sore inside my lip?

What will heal a recurrent canker sore inside my lip?

Laser treatment: The biolase md laser can relieve the pain and speed the healing time of aphthous ulcers or canker sores. Many times a recurrent ulcer is caused by an irritation by something in this area. I would see your dentist to discuss the situation and to check if an irritant is present or something you are eating is causing the ulcer to reoccur.

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I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?

Canker Sore: I would still keep your appointment. Perhaps they can laser treat it. They will be aware of it, it is not contagious, and they will comfortably work around it.

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How to heal a lip pimple? It looks like a canker sore, but there's more, what is it?

How to heal a lip pimple? It looks like a canker sore, but there's more, what is it?

See a dentist: It looks like a canker sore but there is more to it, but you do not say what is going on. The best thing for you to so is to sea dentist for an exam and diagnosis. Then you can receive the appropriate treatment.

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