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Does Salt Water Help Canker Sores
Comfortable: Warm salt water generally irritates them more and prolongs healing. Use anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats 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. Dont 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
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
I don't like salt water and i can't go out and buy anything can I do anything at home for removal of canker sore?
Have a canker sore bottom left gum for a few days I just recently started doing the salt water thing right now my left jaw/under/neck is sore scared!!
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks only. They can be painful and can make eating and talking very difficult, can make your jaw under neck sore and are the most common oral lesions. It is always a good idea to visit your dentist to support the diagnosis. ...Read more
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 wont 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
I bit my lip fairly hard on friday and have a huge canker sore in front of my lower teeth. I have been rinsing with salt water and baking soda. But it is still very painful! What would you suggest?
Is it ok to put aspirin directly on canker sore in throat (carefully using Qtip)? Salt water rinse not helping. Doctor confirmed canker sore.
NO!: Aspirin made to be taken orally with copious water, not applied topically. Put directly on tissue will actually burn the area, retard healing, cause sloughing, and may leave a scar. ASPIRIN IS NOT TO BE USED TOPICALLY. Canker sore will heal on its own in 7-10 days. You can dab on, w Q-tip, Orabase-B (an OTC). Or you can block pain transmission by taking Aspirin or Advil (ibuprofen) as per pkg directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I scratched my tonsil & now I have a canker sore?? w/sore throat & ear. No fever. I've been gargling salt water. Do I need to see a doctor.
No: Not unless it persists more than a few days. Should rapidly heal on its own. ...Read more
Your assumption: I doubt that you get canker sores from drinking water, unless there is something very, very strange in your water supply. Look elsewhere for the cause. Your dentist might be able to help solve this mystery for you. ...Read more
I get canker sores often. I ran out of salt to put in my mouth. It hurts really bad to eat. What do I do?
Consultation: Recurrent canker sores will need to be evaluated to be sure that there no underlying chronic illness that will require attention. Effective treatment usually require use of topical corticosteroids, lidocaine for pain management and if no response, other treatment options exist. Consultation will also serve to confirm the presumed diagnosis. Take care. ...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
Reduce inflammation: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have these bumps and sores appearing on my skin after swimming in my aunt's salt water pool. They are red and itchy. Whats happening?
Folliculitis: Sounds like it could be folliculitis, an inflammation/infection of your hair follicles. This happens sometimes from swimming in pools or spas where there is an increased amount of bacteria, Showering with antibacterial soap daily and applying hydrocortisone cream can help. Use of an antihistamine such as benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help the itching See your doctor if there are many open sores as it may need rx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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