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    Canker Sores

    Anybody have any good home remedies for canker sores? I know there are plenty of "remedies" for these on the internet, but some of them seem a little far fetched or just silly. Anybody have any that are proven to work, and work fast? I have 2, one on my tongue and the other underneath the tongue and they hurt like a mofo.


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    Re: Canker Sores

    I've heard slushing around warm salt water will work, and I've had a little success with it.



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    Re: Canker Sores

    I just put a lot of salt on it and it's gone the next day



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    Re: Canker Sores

    50/50 mix of Hydrogen Peroxide and Water



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    Re: Canker Sores

    I get these about a couple times a year when I get stressed... definitely suck. They really, really suck. They are a form of herpes and you can get valtrex to eliminate them, but of course you have to fill an STD medication then.

    Warm salt water will relieve the pain for a while but I don't know if it helps get rid of them any faster.




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    Re: Canker Sores

    Start by calling all the ladies who you have been familiar with.



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    Re: Canker Sores

    I think I'll try the salt. If that doesn't work, I'll move to the medication. They usually don't seem to last very long, but dang those things are painful when you have them.


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    Re: Canker Sores

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    They are a form of herpes .
    Canker sores are not caused by herpes so valtrex will not help. You might be thinking of cold sores.

    Ambesol will at least deaden the pain until they heal.



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    Re: Canker Sores

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloned View Post
    Canker sores are not caused by herpes so valtrex will not help. You might be thinking of cold sores.

    Ambesol will at least deaden the pain until they heal.
    I actually have orajel, which numbs them, but it doesn't seem to last very long. I do, however, love that numb feeling it gives my mouth. Kind of gives you that tingly numb feeling.


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    Re: Canker Sores

    when they are on the inside of my lower lip i just bite them... cures it in seconds



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    Re: Canker Sores

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I actually have orajel, which numbs them, but it doesn't seem to last very long.
    Yep, that is the downside. The gels with small amounts of anesthetic wear off pretty quickly so you have to apply often. Canker sores suck.



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    Re: Canker Sores

    Try salt water first, but not the hydrogen peroxide. Your doctor can prescribe Triamcinolone Acetonide dental paste (Triamcin/Orabas 0.1% Dental Paste) if the canker sores are large or don't go away in a couple of days. It tastes bad and feels like cotton, but works.



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    Re: Canker Sores

    The best remedies I have found is to either faithfully rinse your mouth with Listerine several times a day until it's gone or I also use baking soda and water several times a day until it's gone. Both have worked very well for me.



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    Re: Canker Sores

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloBelle View Post
    Try salt water first, but not the hydrogen peroxide. Your doctor can prescribe Triamcinolone Acetonide dental paste (Triamcin/Orabas 0.1% Dental Paste) if the canker sores are large or don't go away in a couple of days. It tastes bad and feels like cotton, but works.
    May be the same thing, but I get Kenalog/Orabase from the doctor. It knocks them out if you catch them early enough.



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