How Do You Get Rid of a Canker Sore?

Do you suffer from canker sores? These little white balls of blinding pain can be annoying, but there is hope.

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Canker Sore Won’t Heal (Relief, Symptoms, Treatments, Prevention)

Canker Sore Won’t Heal (Relief, Symptoms, Treatments, Prevention) – Won’t Go Away! Learn more: https://healthery.com/canker-sore-wont-heal/

What is a canker sore?

Canker sores are small, painful sores that appear in your mouth.

They usually clear up by themselves after a week and can be managed at home. However, sometimes you can get a canker sore that won’t heal. If you have a canker sore that won’t heal, don’t ignore it. It can be a serious condition, like: oral cancer or a life-threatening illness.

Who gets canker sores?

If you don’t fall in the following categories, you may not have a normal sore. These categories include: women get them more often than men, scientists are researching if chronic canker sores are influenced by genetics. Some people who get recurring canker sores have a family history of canker sores

Once you have a canker sore the pain typically lasts about 10 days. However, it can take another two weeks to heal. Canker sores heal on their own, unless you have a compromised immune system. Larger ulcers take longer to dissipate.

What does a canker sore look like?

They’re round or oval and appear on the inside of the lips, cheeks, and tongue. They swell and are painful; usually red, yellow, white or gray in color. See a doctor if it doesn’t clear up within 14 days.

What causes canker sores?

Most canker sore occur on accident, when biting.

Other causes include: stress, hormonal changes, quitting smoking, genetics, spicy, salty or acidic foods, and toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulphate.

Some medical conditions can predispose you, such as: viral infections, hand, foot and mouth disease, Chron’s disease, Celiac disease, HIV or lupus.

Treatment for canker sores include:

1. Ask your pharmacist for pain medicine. 2. Change toothpaste and toothbrush. 3. Avoid spicy, acidic, hard foods, hot drinks. 5. Use antibacterial mouthwash and 6. Use over-the-counter corticosteroid lozenges to accelerate healing.

See a doctor if you have a chronic canker sore. Examples include: If it becomes acutely painful or grows larger than a dime, you get a fever, a cluster of sores in one area or spread to the lips outside the mouth.

To prevent sores, practice good hygiene, eat a diet high in B12, iron, & folate, reduce stress and buy toothpaste free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

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The Basics: Canker Sore Causes and Treatments

The Basics: Canker Sore Causes and Treatments

Burning or tingling spot in your mouth? A canker sore may be on the way. What can you do about these small ulcers inside your mouth? Learn about what causes canker sores and your treatment options.

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silver nitrate 'burning' of a canker sore

silver nitrate 'burning' of a canker sore

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So yes…this lesion on the tonsillar pillar (not the tonsil) is on MY throat. And believe me…I am not one to whine but this hurt a LOT. Every time I swallowed it felt like a needle rubbing my throat on that side. Eating dinner almost made me break into tears.

So finally I asked around to the other doctors in my Emergency Department to see what they would suggest I do. One said to take an Aspirin an place it right against the sore until it dissolved. But how can I hold an aspirin all the way back there? Then they said gargles with salt water, sure that eases it…but it does NOT cure it.

Then one suggested burning it with a silver nitrate stick. OUCH! burning my throat on purpose? Well…the one doctor went back to his office and got me 20% lidocaine spray and a few silver nitrate sticks.

So…having these ‘tools’ at hand I recorded this video. And it has worked! TODAY…they day after the procedure I have only mild soreness at the side but I can swallow ok.

For those of you who were asking and commenting let me clear some things up:
1. No…I am not a smoker.
2. No…the white stuff on the tongue is NOT candida. But it is caused by the chronic sinus drainage I have. You can appreciate it on the video. YES I know it looks disgusting so don’t insult me I beg you.
3. Yes…there is ALSO a tonsillolith above the area of the canker sore in this video.
4. Yes…my molars are ‘yellow’…that I blame on my thirst for CocaCola and chronic staining of the enamel.

This is a much more intimate video than my other ones.
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