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Canker Sore Won T Heal
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 >>.
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.
Got a canker sore 2 weeks ago and it hurt for about a week. The pain is now gone but I can still see the sore. Does it just take awhile to heal?
Yes: Canker sores are open ulcerations and the total healing takes 3-4 weeks with larger ones.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
7-10 days: Usually 7- 10 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.