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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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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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Does anybody know some home remedies for canker sore in the mouth?

Does anybody know some home remedies for canker sore in the mouth?

None proven: There are no therapies that actually cure canker sores, so find something soothing to provide comfort as you heal. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

How to remove canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

Licorice root: Canker sores are often triggered by particular foods like citrus, tomatoes & gluten. Some are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate, commonly found in toothpastes. My favorite treatment is topical licorice extract in chewable tabs, but homeopathy may help. Should heal in a week or so even without treatment- if not see a doc! see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2013/02/11/canker-sores-causes_n_2647071.Html. ...Read more

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Canker sore in mouth, what homeremedy can we use?

Canker sore in mouth, what  homeremedy can we use?

Gargle: Gargle with peroxide or mouth wash or salt water. Eat lots of ice cream and popsicles to kill the pain. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores in mouth and what natural remedies are out there?

What causes canker sores in mouth and what natural remedies are out there?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores (aphthous ulcers) is not fully understood. I have found it usually occurs when a patient is under stress and there is some irritation to the mucous membranes of the mouth. This can be from the bristles of a toothbrush or a hard piece of food. Avoid spicy and acidic foods. There are many otc products at the drug store to help ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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What to use for canker or cold sore in mouth? Peroxide and water?

What to use for canker or cold sore in mouth? Peroxide and water?

Canker\Cold sores?: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are totally different from true cold sores that are caused by a virus. There are many otc medications that can be purchased at your local pharmacy. They all help somewhat but normally it just runs its course. The first few days are usually the most painful. Cold sore relief may be helped by antiviral medication but only if taken early enough. ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

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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Which are some good remedies for canker sores?

Which are some good remedies for canker sores?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) in Orabase: Is one that requires a prescription. There are many otc remedies for canker sores that you can get at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist which one he\she recommends. Most patients just avoid spicy and acidic foods and wait it out. Rinsing with salt water and diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide (1:1 with water) may help. If need be, you can see your local dentist for more effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

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 acyclivro 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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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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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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What are the best remedies for a sore throat?

What are the best 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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How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

Reduce acid: Canker sores are very common in people's mouth due to acid. Some people's saliva is especially acidic and by significantly limiting acid consumption and by using antacid medications like maalox for mylanta you can reduce mouth acidity and reduce canker sores. Stay away from sodas coffee and tea. ...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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Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Most preferred canker sore remedies?

Canker sores: If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read more

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How come tea is so effective in healing sore throats?

How come tea is so effective in healing sore throats?

Warmth & swallowing: Tea, when used for symptomatic relief of a sore throat, exposes the throat to warmth but also is beneficial because of the oils found in tea, namely tannin. The mechanical act of swallowing also cleanses the throat naturally. ...Read more

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What natural remedy can soothe pain from cold sores?

What natural remedy can soothe pain from cold sores?

Lemon balm - ice: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Try ice as well. ...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


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more