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How can you stop pain of canker sore?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Comfort

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.

In brief: Comfort

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.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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