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Essential Oils For Canker Sores
Kenalog (triamcinolone) in Orabase: Is one that requires a prescription. There are many otc remedies for canker sores that you can get at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist which one he\she recommends. Most patients just avoid spicy and acidic foods and wait it out. Rinsing with salt water and diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (1:1 with water) may help. If need be, you can see your local dentist for more effective treatment. ...Read more
Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more
Yes: A recent study comparing honey to corticosteroids and other topical ( Oranase) , Honey produced faster reduction in size and pain, the resolution of the erythema was faster in the Honey group. Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medscape. Oct 16, 2014. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Licorice root: Canker sores are often triggered by particular foods like citrus, tomatoes & gluten. Some are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate, commonly found in toothpastes. My favorite treatment is topical licorice extract in chewable tabs, but homeopathy may help. Should heal in a week or so even without treatment- if not see a doc! see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2013/02/11/canker-sores-causes_n_2647071.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker sores: Canker sores, also called recurrent aphthous stomatitis, usually occur in the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and inside of the lips. They may be caused by trauma such as biting the area, stress, and herpetic viral infections. They can occur singularly or in groups. They usually heal on their own in 5-7 days. Applying orabase ointment (no rx needed) can help alleviate the pain. Check with you dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No oils for acne: There aren't any oils we would recommend for acne sufferers. Oil overproduction is one of the causes of acne, and we look to reduce that oil to help it. Isotretinoin is one of the best medicines for acne and works directly on oil production. Using it as a low dose can eliminate breakouts, make hair less oily, and make life great for a lot of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Magic Cure: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iv known canker sores as sores in ur mouth from biting cheeks and 2 much citrus stuff. Now my dental hygienist says they r a contagious sore. CONFUSED?
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
OTC medications: Canker sore or cold sore? You can't dry out canker sores in the mouth. Most drug stores have numerous otc medications to help canker sores feel better while they heal. It's probably worth the visit than to try anything at home, especially if you tend to get them often. Ask your pharmacist which one he\she recommends. For cold sore, ask your dentist for mx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not proven: There is no evidence that herbs or plants have a role in treating or preventing HIV or aids. On the other hands, we have very good medical treatments that when followed have very good results. Please make sure you get a doctor and listen to them about hiv/aids if this is something that is affecting you. If someone you know might have hiv, have them get tested. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more
No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Won't hurt, but...: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more
Please help! what is the difference between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Cold vs Canker sores: A good source of information on this subject is: http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. ...Read more
Reduce stress: Cold sores are from a virus that is permanently in your "system" and comes out when you're stressed, lack of sleep, minor trauma, lowered resistance, etc. Once you've got one, you'll always have it. Often treated by a dentist using s soft tissue laser (without actually touching the sore) & makes them heal faster. See your md if medical issues exist. ...Read more
If 1 is diagnosed w/ the herpes mouth virus but have canker sores but never any mouth sores, isn't 1 supposed to get mouth sores & not canker sores?
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