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Is it possible for you to use orajel on your tongue for canker sores?

Is it possible for you to use orajel on your tongue for canker sores?

Sore: Try this formula as it worked recently for my assistant. Rinse two to three times per day with a mixture of 50% water and 50% peroxide. Our local druggist suggested this as she had two on her tongue that arrived that morning. They were gone in two days. Let us know how it works for you. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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Can you tell me how much time does it take for orajel mouth rinse to get rid of canker sores?

Can you tell me how much time  does it take for orajel mouth rinse to get rid of canker sores?

It doesn't: Canker sores last 10-14 days regardless of what you put on them. What you put on them simply decreases the pain! i find otc kanka to be best! ...Read more

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Will oragel inhibit a canker sores healing?

Will oragel inhibit a canker sores healing?

It can soothe it: The longer term method of treatment is Lysine 500 mg a day. Check also with your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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When I eat ketchup, I get these canker sores on my lips, what am I allergic to ? Fastest to get ride of them? Can I use oragel if expired ?

When I eat ketchup, I get these canker sores on my lips, what am I allergic to ? Fastest to get ride of them? Can I use oragel if expired ?

Canker Sores: Canker sores are painful oral lesions that look like shallow, round ulcers. There are many reason why canker sores appear including family history, trauma, hormones, food or drug hypersensitivity, and increased stress. Canker sores not usually a manifestation of allergy. Not great treatment options: triamcinolone acetonide in Orabase, fluocinonide gel covered by Orabase, and topical analgesics ...Read more

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I've been treating my canker sore with salt, alum and orajel. It has turned black. Is that normal? Why would that happen?

Tissue damage: Canker sores self-heal in 10 days to 2 weeks. Your well meaning but over-zealous attempts at self-treatment did damage to your tissues and may leave a scar. Please see your Dentist for care rather than a DIY approach. ...Read more

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I am 16 week pregnant, i have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

I am 16 week pregnant, i have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

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 more

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Are canker sores permanent?

Are canker sores permanent?

No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore. ...Read more

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What is best for canker sores?

What is best for canker sores?

Best: TIME: Though i routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" i will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. If on other areas, can be cauterized with a laser or chemicals. If Ibuprofen doesn't cut it, call your dentist for help. ...Read more

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What's causing my canker sores?

What's causing my canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned, see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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Orajel (Definition)

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