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What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

My favorite:: Mix together equal amounts of milk of magnesia or kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Milk of magnesia and kaopectate both contain ingredients that coat wet tissues, such as those in the mouth. Benylin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contain ingredients that act as mild topical anesthetics and antihistamines (which reduce inflammation). Dab it on your canker sores with a q-tip. Don't swallow it. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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Please help! what is the best relief or any way to heal mouth sores?

Please help! what is the best relief or any way to heal mouth sores?

Mouth sores: Depends on the cause. If you are asking about the garden variety cold sore then try a rinse made of 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse 3x/day. Should resolve the pain and the sore in a few days. If some other cause see your md. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to heal sores in mouth?

What is the fastest way to heal sores in mouth?

Lase: A hene laser can heal sore almost twice as fast as ordinary healthing without any intervention. 20 seconds of spot size on the lesion administer several times a day will increase rate of healing and decrease any pain. ...Read more

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In pain. I'd really like to know how to heal sores in mouth?

Depends on Cause: What is causing the sores? Dental abscesses? Viruses? Allergies? Best to treat the cause, not just cover the pain. ...Read more

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I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

Non-prescription aid: If you are suffering from mono, your immune system is severely compromised. There are a host of bacterial or more likely, fungal infections potentially causing your mouth problems. See your dentist, who can prescribe an appropriate medication for the oral symptoms. You can also try an over-the-counter product, zilactin to ease your symptoms. Apply with a q-tip to the affected areas. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing mouth sores.

My Son is experiencing  mouth sores.

It happens: To get the most from this site you provide background information on the problem and ask a related question. The docs on the site donate their time, any fees just maintain the site. Your simple statement does not provide background or ask a recognizable question. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are not linked and go out at random to the site. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby has terrible mouth sores?

What to do if my hubby has terrible mouth sores?

Get seen: This is lupus, Behcet's, or agranulocytosis until proved otherwise. If it's herpangina, it will self-cure. If it's pemphigus, it's a long-term management problem. There are several other possibilities. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What helps relieve mouth sores?

Need expert advice. What helps relieve mouth sores?

Depends: You need to visit a dentist to diagnose the type of mouth sore since there are several. Once diagnosed, treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have recurring mouth sores?

What does it mean when you have recurring mouth sores?

First Cause: It all depends on what is the cause of the mouth sores. This has to be diagnosed before this answer can be valid. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone ( ? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit. 100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir 100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir 90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2% 60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read more

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What can vause repeat of mouth sores for years every couple of weeks?

What can vause repeat of mouth sores for years every couple of weeks?

Lots of things: Stress, medications, hormones, (menses/menopause) auto-immune inflammatory conditions, allergies, nerves, chronic and/or acute illness, weather, immune imbalances, bacteria, viruses, yeast infections, parasites, trauma, fever, cancer, cysts, and probably a bunch more i can't think of off the top of my head--anybody help? See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mouth sores?Does it get many at age 30yo above? How and what to do to remove it?

What is the cause of mouth sores?Does it get many at age 30yo above? How and what to do to remove it?

Depends: Mouth sores could cover many different things. You should see your dentist find out just what is going on and then talk about treatment. ...Read more

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I noticed for past two years I'm having many times of mouth sores although since I was a kid I'm already prone to mouth sores, is it normal?

Mouth sores: There are many different types of mouth sores, with many different causes. Your sores will have to be seen, evaluated, and possibly biopseyed, to determine if the cause is viral, bacterial, fungal, from trauma, burns, systemic disease, etc. Please see hyour Dentist when the sores are active. Referral to an Oral Surgeon may be in order. ...Read more

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What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out... Chuck. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Yes: Crohn's disease can cause mouth sores similar to canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Crohn's disease can affect the digestive tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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Can euflexxa injections cause mouth sores?

Can euflexxa injections cause mouth sores?

Not commonly: Euflexxa, sodium hyaluronate, is commonly used as injections for osteoarthritis of the knee. It does not commonly cause mouth sores as a side effect. I would as your prescribing doctor if you have concerns or suspect you are developing sores with administration of the drug. It is possible to have an allergic reaction although it more commonly presents as an anaphylaxis as opposed to just sores. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Mouth Ulcers (Definition)

A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are ...Read more