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Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

Will apple cider vinegar cure a canker sore?

No- try this...: Resolution of ulcers is slowed by a heavy bacterial burden in the mouth.Apart from a salt water gargle, one can also gargle listerine 60 sec , twice a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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


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How can I make canker sores go away?

How can I make canker sores go away?

Canker sores: They heal on their own in 7-10 days generally. There is little if anything we can do to speed up the recovery, although there are many OTC medications at your local pharmacy to help you feel better during the first few days which are the most painful. Salt water rinses may help. Personally, I just let them run their course and avoid spicy and acidic foods. ...Read more

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What's to be done about canker sores fast?

Comfortable : Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for canker sores?

What are some home remedies for canker sores?

Salt or baking soda: Here are 3 home remedies which may help alleviate discomfort: 1) mix 1 tspn of salt with warm water and swish for 1 minute several times a day. The salt water helps dry out the sore. 2) alternatively, substitute baking soda for the salt in options 1. 3) if the sore is very painful, use liquid antacid and swish in mouth for 3-5 minutes and then spit. The antacid helps coat the sore. ...Read more

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What should I do to make canker sores go away?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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Are there meds and or oral rinse for canker sores?

Are there meds and or oral rinse for canker sores?

Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Topical medications otc applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. Rec.: if not comfortable see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read more

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What can lead to canker sores & how do you cure them?

What can lead to canker sores & how do you cure them?

Nobody knows: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers cause is basically unknown at this time. Some may be of viral origin but no one knows for sure. Placing a comfort paste or gel over them will give you pain relief while they are healing, usually in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can make canker sores stop hurting?

Can i tell me how i can make canker sores stop hurting?

You can try an NSAID: Or tylenol (acetaminophen). F 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). Please call your dentist. ...Read more