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How Do You Get Rid Of A Mouth Ulcer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Canker = Aphthous: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain & accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase works well of lasers I have tried. Herpes is another possible ulcer. Oral cancer can also be an ulcer. See your dentist to find the right diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends: You need to find out what is causing it. I have treated several cold sores (virus) cases with laser and have get 100% no reoccurrence. Now, if the origin is food or any other kind of acids you can have your dentist prescript a mouth rinse commonly call magic swizzle to alleviate the discomfort and help in reducing the healing time.See 1 more doctor answer
Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.See 1 more doctor answer
Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time.
It depends...: There are different types of ulcers, so the best strategy depends on the diagnosis. Most oral ulcers are apthous ulcers (canker sores), and only time will allow these to resolve; symptoms can be controlled with over the counter topical anesthetics (e.g., anbesol). Other ulcers may be due to local physical injury, such as a sharp tooth, and removing the cause is the best approach. Diagnosis is key.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of a mouth ulcer on my soft palate? I've tried gargling salt water and medicated mouthwash. I get ulcers once or twice a week.
Time: Time is really the only effective treatment for a mouth ulcer. They usually go away in 7 to 10 days. Rinse your mouth several times a day with warm salt water, avoid acidic food and drink, don't apply anything to the ulcer. Your dentist might be able to treat it with a soft tissue laser or chemical cauterization.See 1 more doctor answer
See a Dentist: See a dentist who has a laser and they can treat your ulcer. If you rinse with salt water, after a period of approximately 10 days most ulcers heal. Your dentist may apply a topical medicament for temporary relief.
Remedy: Topical Benzocaine will work to temporarily sooth the ulcer. Is this an isolated episode? Do ulcers occur in your mouth often? If so, this suggests another condition. Warm salt water rinses will help. Get the ulcer diagnosed to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
See dentist: Your dentist can cauterize it with a simple painted on product. It won't heal it, but will prevent it from hurting. There are also dressings available that act like an oral bandage.
I have a new mouth ulcer inside, and I want to get rid of it quickly. Any effective OTC treatments?
Yes: For adults you may find applying tea tree oil with a qtip a couple times a day can speed healing. It stings but is effective. Also homeopathic rhus tox 2-3 times a day can help with mouth ulcers. If it is trauma from biting your gum, these two suggestions may not help as much. Swish and spit with mouth wash and peroxide (50/50) can also be helpful. (also stings a bit).
Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more
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