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Orajel Canker Sore
I've been treating my canker sore with salt, alum and orajel. It has turned black. Is that normal? Why would that happen?
Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...Read more
Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area with a Q-tip first then apply oragel or baby oragel with a Q-tip. Good Luck. Good to consider the effects on your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have extremely painful canker sore..How do I heal it or at least make it feel better?
Keep it clean: Clean the area to prevent bacterial superinfection. Palliative treatment would be orabase, orajel, over the counter numbing gel, chloraseptic spray... The topical spray works well if you dried the area with gauze prior to application. 3-5 days healing time is normal without any medicine intervention. In the extreme severe case, antiviral (acyclovir) and/or laser treatment recommended. ...Read more
Oragel O.D.: Orajel is a topical anesthetic with the risk of toxicity and and the rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia. Therefore, application should not exceed the manufacturer's recommendations. It is also dangerous to use a topical anesthetic for a chronic oral lesion that may be cancerous. Any such lesion should be evaluated and possibly biopsied. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: I guess it depends on the severity and position of the sore. If it fairly small and far enough away from your teeth it shouldn't. If your teeth hurt there may be another reason. If you have not seen a dentist in a while you may want to get checked. You can try orajel or anbesol for the sore, or even risne with warm salty water. Canker sores go away on the own in 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-5 days: Canker sore is noncontagious, non infectious, and cannot transmitted sexually. Treatment of stomatitis involved keeping the area clean to prevent bacterial superinfection. Your dentist can use laser to help aid in healing. Numbing medication such as orajel, orabase, or chloraseptic spray can help to alleviate discomfort. Topical antiseptic or corticosteroid can help healing. ...Read more
I have a canker sore on my mouth and it's hurting when I talk or eat . I was wondering what medicine do you recommend using . ?
Covering It Up: Here are a couple of good choices to relieve pain from canker sores. Warm salt water rinsing with 1tsp salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Rinse at least three times per day. Before you eat, you can put an ointment over the sore. Orabase is found in most pharmacies and works well to cover the sore before you eat. Also, avoid foods with tomatoes, spicy or citrus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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