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Why do I get a canker sore when I do "oil pulling" with Coconut Oil? I heard Coconut is supposed to help canker sores not cause them.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration.

In brief: 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. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scam?

Maybe you're being scammed ? In science if something has the opposite effect of what it claims we would reject it as ineffective.
? Alternative medicine doesn't seem to have the same standard Maybe you should stop doing it if it doesn't have the results you were hoping for.

In brief: Scam?

Maybe you're being scammed ? In science if something has the opposite effect of what it claims we would reject it as ineffective.
? Alternative medicine doesn't seem to have the same standard Maybe you should stop doing it if it doesn't have the results you were hoping for.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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In brief: Oil Pulling

What you've read and the reality of oil pulling are totally different.

In brief: Oil Pulling

What you've read and the reality of oil pulling are totally different.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergice

Coconut oil should not cause canker sores.
perhaps you are allergic to something in the coconut oil.

In brief: Allergice

Coconut oil should not cause canker sores.
perhaps you are allergic to something in the coconut oil.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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