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Why Does Alum Help 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?
Canker sores: Check with your dentist. Treatment with a laser will eliminate the pain immediately and help it heal faster. Your dentist may also use debacterol on the ulcer. Canker sores heal on their own in 7-10 days. You can get orabase ointment at your pharmacy and apply before eating. Orabase is an oral bandage that adheres to the ulcer to prevent it from being irritated by hot or spicy foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most resolve in 7 da: Most resoolve in 5 to 7 days. I have had patients use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for canker sores. I must tell you it does not taste very good. Sores on the lips may be helped with a cream called abrevia appliied to the sore. Some patients may need an anti-viral medication such as zovirex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sores: Are you sure you have canker sores? Canker sores usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, you must visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain and irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer with red halo: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same (white ulcer surrounded by a red halo; sizes vary) , but size and location can distinguish them. In a healthy individual, they usually go away in 10-14 days. You can go to a drugstore and check for different ointments that may help with the sensitivity. ...Read more
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