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What is the best treatment for canker sores?
« on: 26/09/2009 08:26:30 »
I have been getting cankers sore all through my life and i get lots of it... and i have never been fond of it... surprise..
So lately I've been doing some research on canker sores. From what I've learned it could be from a lack of vitamin b12. So I went and bought myself some Vitamin B12 pills and taking them. And it has helped a little bit. Also its one of the symptoms of hay fever, which i have but thats only for 2 months a year. I get canker sores year round. Does anyone know and remedies or ways to prevent canker sores?

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Re: What is the best treatment for canker sores?
« Reply #1 on: 26/09/2009 16:38:54 »
Try dabbing fresh cut lime and juice directly onto the mouth sore, stings for s few seconds then the pain should go away.
 

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Re: What is the best treatment for canker sores?
« Reply #2 on: 26/09/2009 18:32:15 »
As usual wikipedia has a page ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphthous_ulcer

This stuff may be worth trying for symptomatic relief, (at least it won't sting like the lime).

Antihistamine is the standard treatment for hayfever ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayfever#Allergic_treatment
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What is the best treatment for canker sores?
« Reply #3 on: 27/09/2009 19:33:59 »
I don't know what causes your canker sores but I do know what causes mine. I started having them when I was 18 and at age 60 I still have them although less frequent and less severe.

What causes my canker sores is small injuries to the gums or tongue, particularly injuries caused by eating crunchy, salty food. The salt sometimes makes a very small injury. A canker sore forms as my immune system overreacts to the injury. There is inflammation in the canker sores and if I have a bad sore or sores, my entire body reacts and I am badly fatigued.

Prevention involves avoiding crunchy, salty foods and keeping my mouth moist if I do eat any crunchy or salty food.

Treatment of canker sores is by using Kenalog in Orabase, newbielink:http://www.medicinenet.com/triamcinolone-dental/article.htm [nonactive] . Have your doctor write the prescription for generic as it is much cheaper and just as effective.

If I apply the Kenalog within a few hours after the canker sore starts, it will heal in 12 to 24 hours. Apply the gel about three times per day until healed.

If I wait 8 or more hours to apply Kenalog, my immune system cranks up and it often takes days for the sore to heal while making 2 or 3 applications of the Kenalog daily.

As I have aged, canker sores have become less of a problem. My doctor said my "immune system has adapted and does not get as excited about the tiny injuries as it did in its youth." Still, I occasionally have them and keep Kenalog handy for quick treatment.

Best of luck.
 

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What is the best treatment for canker sores?
« Reply #4 on: 11/10/2011 09:25:54 »
I have been getting cankers sore all through my life and i get lots of it... and i have never been fond of it... surprise..
So lately I've been doing some research on canker sores. From what I've learned it could be from a lack of vitamin b12. So I went and bought myself some Vitamin B12 pills and taking them. And it has helped a little bit. Also its one of the symptoms of hay fever, which i have but thats only for 2 months a year. I get canker sores year round. Does anyone know and remedies or ways to prevent canker sores?

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One solution on how to get rid of a canker sore that many have found effective is switching toothpaste brands. Most toothpaste products today contain sodium lauryl sulphate, the compound responsible for all those frothy bubbles whenever you brush your teeth. However, itís a strong surfactant and is actually also used in floor cleaners and engine degreasers, so it could cause canker sores on sensitive gums.Canker sores may also sprout from nutritional or vitamin deficiencies, making it more important that youíre on a healthy diet. The vitamins and minerals that are discovered to trigger canker sores if you lack them are zinc, iron, folic acid, calcium, selenium, vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12. Have a blood test done or consult a doctor to right away to help you on how to get rid of a canker sore.

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« Reply #5 on: 11/10/2011 12:21:25 »
Hydrogen peroxide is a good remedy. Mix 1 part HP with 2 parts water and use like you would mouthwash. Swish around in your mouth for a minute or two then spit out. Do this 2 times daily for about 3-4 days. You will see improvement and less pain.


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What is the best treatment for canker sores?
« Reply #6 on: 11/10/2011 17:11:54 »
Some people suggest washing one's mount with salt water.

I generally put some granular salt (1/4 tsp, or so) directly on the lesion (between lip and teeth).  Hold it in place until the salt is absorbed.

Repeat a couple of times a day.

It will sting like crazy for a few seconds, then the pain will go away, and you'll just be left with a salty flavor.  The lesion will generally resolve itself in 1-2 days.
 

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