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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Gargle and avoid...
Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1.
Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.

In brief: Gargle and avoid...
Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1.
Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
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In brief: Nothing to take
There really is no bandage you can use to help a cut in your mouth.
It will just take time to heal. Watch spicy and acidic foods in all situations. As for canker sores...There are some medicines that can ease the pain and perhaps shorten the duration..But those have to be taken very close to the initial time of the outbreak.

In brief: Nothing to take
There really is no bandage you can use to help a cut in your mouth.
It will just take time to heal. Watch spicy and acidic foods in all situations. As for canker sores...There are some medicines that can ease the pain and perhaps shorten the duration..But those have to be taken very close to the initial time of the outbreak.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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In brief: Ointments
There are several prescription ointments for canker sores that sooth and heal.
There is also an ointment called kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase that acts like an oral bandage to soothe and protect. You should consult your dentist.

In brief: Ointments
There are several prescription ointments for canker sores that sooth and heal.
There is also an ointment called kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase that acts like an oral bandage to soothe and protect. You should consult your dentist.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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