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Canker Sores - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Canker Sores. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Aspirin

Posted by Miriam (San Francisco) on 11/09/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Thumbs up for the aspirin cure, I just put the aspirin on the tongue as close as I could get to the sore. Within two hours the pain had lessened and next day it was nearly gone. I also tried ACV but it was uncomfortable and didn't do much for me.

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L-Lysine

Posted by Uc Mom916 (Kent, Wa) on 12/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Canker sores - I started getting them when I was 5 yrs. old. I was eating alot of chocolate. I had a mouth and throat full of canker sores. This progressed as I got older. Early twenties, I would eat hot dogs and bologna....and more canker sores came. I started noticing the connection. I also started doing alot of research on this and many other health related things. What I came across was a book on Amino Acids and how they work and what symptoms you may have if you are depleted. Aha, when you have too much Arginine and not enough Lysine...they will come.

At the tiniest of inklings that I'm getting a canker sore, I take L-Lysine 2 grams (4 - 500mg) capsules on an empty stomach, 3 times a day. I have had a bit of runny stool, but it goes away. The next day, the canker sore has disappeared. I am so grateful for Lysine.