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How To Treat Canker Sores In The Mouth
How do you treat canker sores in your mouth that keep popping up every now and then, coincidently when there is a lot of stress or anxiety?
Management...: In your case, since you already know that stress is the triggering cause of your canker sore, you have no other option but to manage your anxiety and/or stress. Identify what is causing distress and do something about it. Seek help with a counselor or a psychologist or a church spiritual leader. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker sores: The canker sore should run a course in about 7-10 days. They can be very sensitive. Visit the drug store, they have a few over the counter ointments you can apply throughout the day to numb it? Stress, spicy foods, cinnamon products, some toothpastes with sls and a surfactant, vitamin deficiencies can cause canker sores in sensitive mouths. Discuss with yor dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If they occur often you might want to see if avoiding certain chemicals may decrease the amount of them. A non- sls (sodium lauryl sulphate) toothpaste has helped many of my patients. Avoiding harsh mouthwashes such as the original listenine has helped others. If over the counter products don't give you relief you may discuss a medication with you dentist like a kenolog / steroid combination. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Really canker sore?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Can cocaine cause sores in the mouth that look like canker sores? If you taste the cocaine for a numbing effect
Viral infection: Most people have been exposed to the virus that causes canker sores. It "hides" out in the nerves near the affected area, and stress, trauma or many other factors may cause a recurrent "breakout" of these sores. It should not be a major concern, unless a patient has immune system problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling and cankers: Yes, Swelling is common with any minor infections. See your DDS/DMD for medication. There are oral meds and topical salves. Both work reasonably well. These sores are viral in origin. There many homeopathic cures. Check out www.Health911.com for a list of home remedies. Use cold sores as your search link. My Best BD ...Read more
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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