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Does gargling with hot salt water really help mouth sores and pain?

Does gargling with hot salt water really help mouth sores and pain?

Why hot water?: I've never heard the "hot" part, but gargling with salt water does draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less. It also loosens thick mucus, which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi from the throat. It's a temporary fix, since it does nothing to remove the cause (whatever that is), but it will make you feel better for a while. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Does salt water gargling help mouth ulcers?

Salt water rinses: Seem to help with oral irritations of all kinds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

Non-prescription aid: If you are suffering from mono, your immune system is severely compromised. There are a host of bacterial or more likely, fungal infections potentially causing your mouth problems. See your dentist, who can prescribe an appropriate medication for the oral symptoms. You can also try an over-the-counter product, zilactin to ease your symptoms. Apply with a q-tip to the affected areas. ...Read more

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My dad has mouth sores he was prescribed a magic mouth contains lidocaine and other 2 sol.does he do the salt and baking soda wash before or after?

My dad has mouth sores he was prescribed a magic mouth contains lidocaine and other 2 sol.does he do the salt and baking soda wash before or after?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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How do I cure cold sores? Salt water?

How do I cure cold sores? Salt water?

Lysine: Lysine is an Amino Acid and harmless. You can probably get it at a health food store. Take one tablet or capsule a day until it clears. ...Read more

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Tried rinsing with salt water but it won't work. How am i suppose to get rid of the cold sores?

Tried rinsing with salt water but it won't work. How am i suppose to get rid of the cold sores?

Some options: 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. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Mouth Ulcers (Definition)

A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are ...Read more


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