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Home remedies for canker sores?

Home remedies for canker sores?

Topical anesthetic: There really isn't anything that will cause it to heal faster. Your home solution to them might include rinsing with warm salt water to decrease the swelling. Also children's teething solutions and/or gels will numb the area but you need to be careful with this because while the area is numb you may irritate it more. ...Read more

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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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Need home remedy for a canker sore?

Need home remedy for a canker sore?

Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then rub orajel on the sore. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for canker sores?

What are some home remedies for canker sores?

Salt or baking soda: Here are 3 home remedies which may help alleviate discomfort: 1) mix 1 tspn of salt with warm water and swish for 1 minute several times a day. The salt water helps dry out the sore. 2) alternatively, substitute baking soda for the salt in options 1. 3) if the sore is very painful, use liquid antacid and swish in mouth for 3-5 minutes and then spit. The antacid helps coat the sore. ...Read more

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Best home remedy for sore throat?

Best home remedy for sore throat?

Saline gargle: Put teaspoon salt in pint of warm water and gargle every several hours. ...Read more

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What's a known home remedies for thrush mouth?

What's a known home remedies for thrush mouth?

A few: . A few home remedies that can be used are swabbing the oral area with pure, virgin coconut oil (caprylic acid is the active ingredient), and application of acidophilus to oral areas. These only anecdotally work and i would truly recommend either an oral or topical antifungal prescription. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

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 Acyclovir 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 more

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Home remedies for sore throat?

Home remedies for sore throat?

Hot liquids.: Hot buttered rum. Hot salt water gargles. Over the counter sprays that contain phenol or Benzocaine lozenges. Some have used cloves for its anesthetic effect. ...Read more

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Any good canker sore home remedy and prevention ideas?

Any good canker sore home remedy and prevention ideas?

Canker sores: is very common after tooth extraction. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for canker sores?

Any good remedies for canker sores?

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 more

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Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Lysine?: Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some believe lysine helps. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

Natural....: Salt water rinses and time as your body will heal it. If it's not gone in 10-14 days, it may not be canker sores and if that's the case, you need to see a dentist to find out what it is. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sore throat?

What are home remedies for a sore throat?

Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to cure a sore throat?

Any home remedies to cure a sore throat?

Home remedies sr thr: Warm saline gargles, raspberry tea gargles, pain meds if needed, chlraseptic lozences to numb the pain, rest, gargle with listerine, etc. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Yes: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Pretty much so: Especially the ones that are honey lemon flavored. And drink plenty of warm liquids topped with honey or ginger. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for canker sores?

Please describe a good home remedy for canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores also known as aphthous ulcers will heal on their own in 10-14 days. There is not much you can do to make them heal quicker. Avoid hot and spicy foods, you can rinse with salt water or use any number of remedies from your local pharmacy, but only to make them feel better meanwhile. Some dentists use lasers for treatment. Personally, i don't think it's worth the trouble or the money. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

Multiple: Take Ibuprofen (advil) every 4 hrs with 8oz liquid. Rinse w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water every 4 hrs. Put orthodontic wax onto anything sticking out. Dab bezocaine in orabase onto sore spots w q-tip. Soft, high protein diet. Keep mouth immaculately clean. ...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