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Get Rid Of Canker Sore On Tongue
What to do if I have a canker sore at the front tip of my tongue. Any tips on how to get rid of it?
Alternative: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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most often they : Will resolve without any 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 in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). ...Read more
Mouth bandaid: Your canker sore would heal quickly if you could keep your tongue off of it. Just like a cut on your finger that feels better with a bandaid on it a protective coating on the canker relieves acute pain & by keeping your probing tongue away promotes healing. Try kanka, a drop of tincture of benzoin or even one of milk of magnesia. All work by creating a temporary mouth bandaid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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