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Canker sores- what helps best?

What helps with canker sores best?
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replied February 21st, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The treatments of Canker sores vary depending on the type and severity. It is important to know the triggers that lead to their appearance. Consider visiting your doctor for further evaluation. Common treatments include swishing solution of saltwater and sodium bicarbonate, applying paste of baking soda mixed with water, applying diluted hydrogen peroxide over the sores (to eliminate bacteria), dabbing the sores with milk of magnesia, oral antihistamine rinses, prescription medication given by your doctor along with use of steroid. If the sores do not heal within 14 days, or if you develop infection or fever, or if these get worse, you should consult your doctor.
Take care.



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replied February 24th, 2012
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Thank you, mine are from stress, and mouthwash and salt and water have been helping. Thanks again!
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replied February 24th, 2012
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Ok, this post is NOT referring to herpes from oral sex! I'm talking about regular canker sores, from stress, food, etc. I don't know how it got posted like that, all I choose was dental health.
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