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Essential Oils For Canker Sores
Why do I get a canker sore when I do "oil pulling" with Coconut Oil? I heard Coconut is supposed to help canker sores not cause them.
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
Best: TIME: Though I routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" I will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. If on other areas, can be cauterized with a laser or chemicals. If Ibuprofen doesn't cut it, call your dentist for help. ...Read more
Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned, see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more
Prevent canker sores:
The specific cause of canker sores (or apthous ulcers) is till unknown. Usually they occur when the immune system is weakened.
So the best way to heal them is to avoid getting them. Supplement with vitamin c (500 mg four times daily) and vitamin e (400 iu twice a day) and a multivitamin with magnesium and zinc (taken in the afternoon or evening for best absorption). Avoid stress.
Eat breakfast. ...Read more
Almost everybody gets exposed to the herpes simplex virus as a child. After that first exposure, the virus takes up residence in your body for life. Some evidence has been found in mummies. So, maybe for longer than life is possible.
Anyway, later on, when your resistance drops at times, these viri produce the sores. These things last about a week.
Almost everybody has this condition. ...Read more
Try Zilactin B,: An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! Avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Eat healthy! good luck! ...Read more
'cold sores' are caused by virus=herpes simplex. Canker sores are associated with dental work, extra brushing, mouth injuries, spicy or acidic foods. Toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate have been implicated. Canker sores may also occur in immunosuppressed patients (or hiv).
Also noted are food sensitivities: chocolate, coffee, strawberries, nuts, cheese and acidic foods, e.g. Pineapple. ...Read more
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are flat, grey painful ulcers that usually do not bleed.
Cold sores, which are caused by an infection of the herpes simplex virus, first appear as crusty blisters, and may bleed if "popped".
Check with your dentist to be sure exactly what the lesion is. ...Read more
It's very possible: Canker sores often arise due to a stressful situation. There are many otc remedies that can offer relief. They are also self limiting and will go away in sadly a few painful days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Stress will increase canker sore outbreaks. So will trauma, highly acidic foods and vitamin deficiencies. Canker sores are not well understood.
Many people are sensitive to sls, sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient in toothpaste. Try using an sls free toothpaste. This may help. ...Read more
Infection vs. Immune: A chancre is an ulceration that is one of the stages of having the std syphilis. A canker sore or apthous ulcer is caused by an immune reaction or trauma. The chancre needs treatment via antibiotics to be cured and the canker sore is self limiting and heals on its own but does recur. ...Read more
Not very well known: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the main cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods can also cause these sores. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, can also trigger canker sores. Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune sys. ...Read more
Oral Sores =?: Canker sores usually occur on the soft mucous membranes and tissues inside your mouth and look like ulcers, while herpes more often occurs on the outside of the lips and appears as blisters. You can also google it for images. However, you will need to see a dentist (or physician) for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Not normal: Have never heard of coffee causing canker sores. About 85% of canker sores are caused by the foaming agent (sodium laurel sulfate) in toothpaste. If you are troubled with canker sores, you might try a toothpaste without this chemical in it. I personally prefer a toothpaste (and mouth rinse) called closys. ...Read more