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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20 thoughts on “silver nitrate 'burning' of a canker sore

  1. i get awful canker sores about the size of a tooth on my tonsils every couple of months, this is my 4th one now and it’s by far the worst i’ve ever had, it’s so damn painful:(

  2. Hey I have a question? I have this black pimple like thing on my foot..on my big toe by my knuckle area it hurts a little how can I get rid. Of it? I can send a picture

  3. Thumb this up for awareness! You can buy these silver nitrate applicators from amazon! They're like 50 cents per stick but they cauterize the wound so they don't hurt for the week they're healing.

  4. I got a canker sore right now and it is huge. It's kind of swelled up like a pea but bigger and it's really circular. What should I do? I have 3 in my mouth.

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