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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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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Need home remedy for a canker sore?

Need home remedy for a canker sore?

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. ...Read more

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Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?

Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?

No: Mesalamine is known to cause aphthous stomatitis. In chohn's disease it is not unusual to see lesions in the mouth and along the entire digestive tract. Typically the treatment for these lesions are reactive and pallative consisting of topical treatments including 5% 5-aminosalicylic acid cream and other agents as well as laser therapy. Some preventative drugs are available for severe cases. ...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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4yr old has canker sore in the back top part of soft pallet. Eats/drinks normal, no fever.. Doesn't seem to bother her. Treatment? Healing time?

About 10 days: It will likely go away within 10 days. If it does not bother her, no Rx is needed. If the lesion persists for more than 3 weeks. then you will need to have the dentist checked it. ...Read more

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Had canker sore and applied undiluted clove oil. Now, bigger more painful sore. Think it's burn from oil. Hard to talk/eat. Advice for treatment? Thx

Had canker sore and applied undiluted clove oil. Now, bigger more painful sore. Think it's burn from oil. Hard to talk/eat. Advice for treatment? Thx

Call your dentist: This sounds miserable and the clove oil aggravated it. Unfortunately there isn't much that can help resolve a canker sore quicker. Call your dentist to see if it needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

Oral Discomfort: It appears as though you may be suffering from dehydration related to your "intestinal issues". This may stress your body enough that you develop canker sores or oral lesions that resemble them. However, "sores" under the tongue should be examined thoroughly by a dentist, oral surgeon or oral pathologist to eliminate the possibility of a potentially more serious condition. ...Read more

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Canker sore caused by intubation equipment causing trauma under tounge on back right gum near back tooth. Normal? Treatment? It's been over 2 wks

Sore: If it's been a full 2 weeks and the sore is still there it's probably not a canker sore. May be tissue that was irritated during your procedure. Pleased have your Dentist physically examine the area and advise you. ...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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Swollen gums then a canker sore on top of it appeared after I irritated gums by eating chips. Any remedies? Lymph node swollen as well.

Swollen gums then a canker sore on top of it appeared after I irritated gums by eating chips. Any remedies? Lymph node swollen as well.

Dental sore: This could be from the chips, either trauma from eating them or high salt content. If you problem worsens or does not improve over the next few weeks, I would recommend you see a dentist or oral surgeon for further evaluation ...Read more

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What a canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What causes a canker sore?

What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: ...but some studies had shown it is triggered by changes in temperature, hormones, trauma, allergy,...etc. ...Read more

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How is canker sore treated?

How is canker sore treated?

Aphthous ulcers: Treatment depends on cause. Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

Laser: Find a dentist with alaser wo knows how too treat these. Relief can come in minutes. ...Read more

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Why does alum help canker sore?

Alum for canker sore: The best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Can a canker sore be black? Why?

Rarely: Canker sores may occasionally turn a bit dark while healing, but not usually black. See your dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Quick ways to heal a canker sore?

Home remedy: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, the best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

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How can you remove a canker sore?

How can you remove a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to heal (not "remove") 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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