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Why People Get Canker Sore
Wait: Healing takes time. Normally a canker sore will take about two weeks to heal, treated or not. The best treatment is to use a topical anesthetic for comfort as needed. If canker sores are persistent, longstanding and frequent they may be more serious and should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more
Herpes virus stages: Canker sore is a herpes virus and likes all other virus use your cell as a factory and replicate itself to reproduce. Over the counter medicine, abrevia, stops virus from infecting form one cell to the other, works the best during early stages. Acyclovir, a prescription medications, also works really well. Call your dentist pr primary care providerto schedule an appointment to get treated. ...Read more
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times for canker sores (also known as apthous ulcers) 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
Try Zilactin B, : An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Good luck! ...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
Canker sore bleeding: Canker sores normally don't bleed. If it is a canker sore, it will heal on its own. However, it may not be a canker sore. If it does not heal in 7-10 days, or if a bleeding sore re-occurs, you need to have it examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was wondering. If to much salt can give you a canker sore cause it seems like i get one everytime i eat to much salt?
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