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How can I stop a canker sore before it grows bigger?

How can I stop a canker sore before it grows bigger?

Cautery for cankers: Cautery can stop canker sore growth. Topically applied debacterol is one such product used to achieve this. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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How can I stop a canker sore before it happens?

How can I stop a canker sore before it happens?

You can't: No one knows what causes canker sores. They may be caused by a virus, allergy or auto-immune condition. Use of cleansing antiseptic medications may prevent infection, reduce discomfort and promote healing. ...Read more

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How can you stop pain of canker sore?

How can you stop pain of 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 could I do to cure a big canker sore?

What could I do to cure a big 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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Treated canker sore with hydrogen peroxide and it got twice as big and painful. I've had the sore for 3 days now. What can I do?

Treated canker sore with hydrogen peroxide and it got twice as big and painful. I've had the sore for 3 days now. What can I do?

Canker sores: canker sores can be treated with cortisone cream or liquid maalox or mylanta topically.Donot use Hydrpgen peroxide can destroy tissue do not use this You need a doctor visit online healthtap or in person to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

Palliative treatment: Yes they can get very big. You can apply topical ointment to area as a protective barrier. Aloe based work best for length of time before wearing off and it has anti inflammatory properties that will help heal faster Avoid any spicy salty foods and acidic drinks and avoid alcohol ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Possibly!: Alcohol is an irritant to mucosal tissue. Depends on your particular sensitivity and on the Proof of the drink and how many exposures to it you've had. What can cause a lesion for you may not for someone else. Be careful...there are other lesions that can mimic canker sores too. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are available at nearly all pharmacies. If they are real bad your dentist could prescribe a medication ointment bandage call orobase which may contain a steroid to decrease the imflammation. ...Read more

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I have this HIV ANXIETY and I have a canker sore. It is below the tongue and. is small. If I had hiv, would the sore be bigger? Pls say yes so I stop

I have this HIV ANXIETY and I have a canker sore. It is below the tongue and. is small. If I had hiv, would the sore be bigger? Pls say yes so I stop

Stop what?: If you believe you're doing something wrong or unhealthy, you ought to stop if you can or seek help, good luck ...Read more

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I have a canker sore that is just beginning to develop on the roof of my mouth. I tend to get them when i get colds. How can I stop it from developing?

Cause not known: While the cause of canker sore is unknown here are some factors associated with them that you can control. Stress is a big factor. Deficiency in vitamin b, zinc, Folic Acid can increase canker sores. So can highly acidic diet. Avoid products with sls. Read toothpaste labels and try one sls free. Hope this helps. ...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