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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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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?

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

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