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What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Run its course: They heal in about 2 weeks no matter what you do. However the pharmacies have over the counter items that make it more comfortable until they heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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What's the optimal or fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's the optimal or fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of a canker sore overnight?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a canker sore overnight?

Overnight?: You can try praying or magic, but I know of no "overnight" remedies. It generally takes 7-10 days to resolve, although there are many OTC medications that can be used for pain relief. Ask your dentist or pharmacist to recommend something. Some dentists use laser treatment. ...Read more

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Which is the best and fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Which is the best and fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Canker sore relief: There are numerous over the counter medications to help relieve discomfort from canker sores. Some things you can do to help speed up the healing time is to rinse with warm salt water, suck on Tums (calcium carbonate) throughout the day and avoid acidic foods like nuts, vinegar dressings, orange juice and tomato sauces. ...Read more

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Fastest easiest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Fastest easiest way to get rid of a canker sore?

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. Good luck! ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of a canker sore fast?

What method is there to get rid of a canker sore fast?

They usually resolve: On their own. If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your >. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore fast?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore fast?

Meds: There are some meds to help if you catch them right away, but you would have to have a prescription ...Read more

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Canker sore in mouth, what can I do to get rid of it as fast as possible ?

Canker sore in mouth, what can I do to get rid of it as fast as possible ?

Prevention: The reaction of people to acidic foods is very variable. Some people are just more susceptible to reactions to acidic foods and drinks, like orange juice, pineapple juice, fruits, tomatoes, and others. Stress and anxiety also create problems sometimes. As far as i know, prevention is difficult except for keeping track of what you eat/drink and when you get the sores. Second opinion?! ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

They usually resolve: W/o treatment. If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your >. ...Read more

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Whats a safe, easy way to get rid of a canker sore?

Whats a safe, easy way to get rid of a canker sore?

Home remedies first: Canker sores are often caused by irritation in the mouth. There are several theories from acid from the stomach to ill-fitting dental appliances. Most often, simpling gargling with salt water or even baking soda will help. Various remedies from peptobismol to gargling with peroxide have also been suggested. Campho-phenique is a topical medicine that can be purchased over the counter can work. ...Read more

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What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

See your dentist: canker sore is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. If your dentist has a diode laser in their office, this is another great option for treating canker sores immediately. ...Read more

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I was just wondering what's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

I was just wondering what's the best way to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a canker sore?

How do you get rid of a canker sore?

Canker sores: Canker sores will heal naturally in 7 -10 days. OTC products for canker sore can provide some relief, see your dentist to talk about prevention ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a canker sore today?

How do I get rid of a canker sore today?

No quick cure: Canker sores are caused by a virus and take time to heal. This takes typically 7-10 days to run its course. Usually when you notice the cold sore the virus has been going for 3 days as its caused by a virus antibiotics dont help. Best treatment is to place an antiviral ointment (prescription needed) on the cold sore and avoid licking or touching it during the healing period. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of a canker sore?

Couple of meds: Herpecin-l is an over the counter chapstick type medication. Zovirax (acyclovir) is good if the canker sore is from herpes. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of a canker sore?

What should I do to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What are solutions to get rid of a canker sore?

What are solutions to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times for canker sores (also known as apthous ulcers) in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Most trusted means to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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