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

Why hot water?

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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.
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Is it painful to rinse a mouth with salt water after a tooth was pulled?

NO

Inflammation
Salt water rinses are good simple treatment for any mouth wound. Helps reduce inflammation. However, should not be used during first 24 hours after an extraction.
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Dr. Vidhya Sampath answered:

I haven't had dental insurance until now and my mouth is so bad. I have a large absess. should i go to the er? it's swollen red and painful...i heard salt water can make it go away....i am terrified of the dentist.

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Going to the ER will only give you temporary relief. Find a good dentist and go in right away as an emergency. Neglecting the abscess is dangerous. Salt water will not get rid off the infection. Dentistry has come a long way and there are more advanced treatment methods these days. Don't be terrified. I am sure if you ask around, you will get a referral to a good, gentle dentist. Good luck!
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Why does gargling with hot salt water help with mouth sores and pain?

Who knows

Water
It helps and there are no side effects. Like why does cleaning help?
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Dr. John Francis answered:

I have a water blister inside my mouth that isn't painful and come randomly. Should I be worried?i

Probably no worry

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Our mouth is lined with salivary ducts that sometimes get plugged. The clear fluid is trapped saliva and they usually resolve on their own.
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Dr. Arthur K. Rein answered:

Are there any alternative to using warm salty water rinse for HTN patients to avoid salty taste mouth and the additional sodium. ?

Peroxide and water

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This is the time of year for sore throats and colds, so i assume you are gargling with salt water to alleviate the symptoms. Mix water and peroxide half and half and gargle with that instead, then spit it out.
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Dr. Joel Doyon answered:

Sodium hydroxide in sink drain,4yo brushes teeth - water collects in sink,brush goes into water and mouth.no burns/discomfort-should we take to ER?

Not a problem

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Do you mean peroxide? If so, it's not a problem because it is diluted and such a small concentration does not cause any harm.
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered:

Can doctors tell me what does salt water do for sores inside the mouth?

Reduce inflammation

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Salt water will draw out the fluid from the tissue and reduce the inflammation, which ultimately reduce the pressure on the nerve ending and help to alleviate pain. Moreover, it will help to clean the area and prevent bacterial superinfection.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

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?

Salt water will help

Teeth
Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use Listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is that Wounds in the mouth heal very quickly
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

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

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Apply some hydrogen peroxide to the canker sores with q-tip.
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