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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
A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more
It helps and there are no side effects.
Like why does cleaning help? ...Read more
My husband has 3 bad cold sores in his mouth. Been rinsing with salt water every night x1wk doesn't seem to be gettin better. Anything else he can do?
Try hydrogen peroxid: Apply some hydrogen peroxide to the canker sores with q-tip. ...Read more
How do I get rid of huge cancker sores on my tonsils? They are getting bigger and hurt very bad. I am gargling with salt water and etc* but no results
See an oral surgeon: Seek help from an oral surgeon to make sure you are dealing with a canker sore and not something more serious. He or she will be able to help you. ...Read more
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
Mouth Sore: Yes. It provides some sort of relief.. ...Read more
How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?
Probably not: Have the area in question evaluated by a professional in your area. ...Read more
I have always got canker sores in mouth I have 3 now what's the best thing to do for them other then warm salt water?
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. ...Read more
I have a liquid filled bump on the floor of my mouth for 3 wks. It reduced a little since I started gargling salt water n apply daktarin gel. I'm worried?
I have had a small white canker inside my mouth right below me teeth ont he inside of my lower lip. I have gargled salt water but it won't go away?
Canker sores: If it is truly a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) it can take up to 14 days to completely resolve. If it lasts longer, you have other symptoms, or you want to make sure that it is actually a canker sore, see your dentist for a one on one clinical evaluation. Regardless, all lesions lasting longer than 2 weeks need to be evaluated for more serious conditions. ...Read more
How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?
What causes a coated tongue? I can't get rid of it. I have tried a tongue scraper, brushing my tongue, mouth wash, gargling with salt water. No luck.
How to get rid of a mouth ulcer on my soft palate? I've tried gargling salt water and medicated mouthwash. I get ulcers once or twice a week.
What's the difference between canker sores and ulcerative oral lichen planus? I get little ulcers in my mouth usually 4-5 at a time, but they resolve with salt water rinse and applying honey to them. Don't lichen planus ulcers last for months?
See: A dentist. The best way to get a definitive diagnosis is by seeing a dentist. An oral surgeon or Oral pathologist would be the best people to ask. ...Read more
Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water & also peroxide?
See your doctor: Sore glands could be due to an infection in your mouth, sore neck don't know could be anything. You can not treat yourself gargling, you need to get proper diagnosis and treatment, call your dentist or your doctor or both. Please don't wait ...Read more
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
In what order should I perform: brushing of teeth, rinsing/gargling with salt water, and use of listerine?
Order: Floss first brush seconed rinse last. You do not need to rinse with salt water and over the counter mouth wash both. One or the other is enough. I personally prefer warm salt water. ...Read more
Just woke up went to brush my teeth & gargle with salt water and I noticed the whitish color stuff I had in my extraction site is not there. Normal?
Extraction: If it was surgical or sutured most dentist place in gelfoam which looks white. If it's several dead old and was partially closed it could just be sloughing tissue. ...Read more
My tongue swoll up under neath and I received a large bump that eventually leaked puss, I garggled with salt water and listerine, what's the reason for?
Swollen gland: You may have a swollen or infected major salivary gland. The gland get infected, bacterial or viral, and become swollen, sore, and pussy. The glands can become blocked with stones or plugs. They will become swollen, especially after eating. These may get infected, too. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
Help I have what apears to be tonsils stones but im not a big fan of surgery the qtip trick hurts what should I do, I also gargle salt water daily now?
Tonsiliths: There are a few simple things you can do. Salt water gargle will help to prevent them. You can use a Water-Pic which can be very helpful to irrigate them out. You can use a plastic ear curette (designed for removing wax from ear) which is less uncomfortable than cotton swab. I would try to avoid surgery unless they frequently get infected. ...Read more
Still some white stuff on tonsils. Gave oral 3 weeks ago, gargled salt water for 1week. Partner tested negative for everything. STD? STI? No other symp
Everything that I eat or drink except water has a bitter taste this started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter.
Everything that I eat or drink except water has a bitter taste. This started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it still tasted bitter. Why could it be?
Everything that I eat or drink except water has a bitter taste. This started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter. I have not eaten any pine nuts, unless they were in food.
This somewhat common problem has a huge differential of potential causes such as:
- nasal drainage
- nasal polyps
- bad tooth
- gastroesophageal reflux
- salivary gland obstruction/ dry mouth
- a neurological problem with the taste receptors
and that's just scraping the surface!
you should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) for an exam and a work-up. Hopefully, if they can find the cause, they can fix the problem.
As far as pine nuts go, check to labels of the foods you are eating. Since nut allergies are so prevalent, companies are required to label foods that may have tree nuts (including pine nuts) in them. ...Read more
I have a really sore inflamed throat and tonsils that started yesterday. Tried green tea and salt water gargle but not helping. Any idea or advice?
You may need exam: Sore throats are generally caused by viruses or bacteria. The former will resolve in time and with the help of supportive measures like rest, fluids, green tea, etc. The latter (bacteria) may require antibiotics which would nee to be determined by a doctor and prescribed by them, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
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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