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How does using salt water on canker sores help it, if it does even help?

How does using salt water on canker sores help it, if it does even help?

OUCH!: Salt water will hurt very badly if you rinse with it over a canker sore. The best treatment is to leave the canker sore alone. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of canker sores besides using warm salt water?

What should I do to get rid of canker sores besides using warm salt water?

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

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!!

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

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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?

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

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Is it ok to put aspirin directly on canker sore in throat (carefully using Qtip)? Salt water rinse not helping. Doctor confirmed canker sore.

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 more

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Can you please tell me why drinking tap water gives me canker sores?

Can you please tell me why drinking tap water gives me canker sores?

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

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What is the aspect of sodium lauryl sulfate that gives you canker sores?

Sensitivity problem: This is the chemical that makes toothpaste foamy and spread out over your teeth. Many people are sensitive to it. Read the labels and stay away from it if you have this sensitivity. Sls is in many products. ...Read more

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How come salt numb canker sores?

How come salt numb canker sores?

Burning: The canker sore is an ulcer (loss of overlying tissue) and the salt is burning the underlying raw tissue. ...Read more

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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

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

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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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