I've had horrible canker sores my whole life. They would turn into huge open wounds that would usually last 2 weeks or so (unless I accidentally bit one) no matter what I did. I was able to figure out that acidic fruit, nuts, etc... caused them but sometimes I 'd get them anyway. I tried most remedies on this site before finding the one that works -- a yogurt a day! Now, regardless of what I eat, I never get one (unless I run out of yogurt) and if I do, they go away quickly. Good news for yogurt lovers... bummer for the others.
I have a really easy cure/method of prevention for canker sores. I read this remedy for canker sores in "The Doctor's Book of Home Remedy's" about 12 years ago. I had suffered miserably from chronic canker sores since I was a child. It seemed like I constantly had them and always several at once(never just one) All you have to do is eat a cup of yogurt every day. I think the book said to eat 4 oz of plain yogurt daily but it doesn't matter. You are eating it for the LIVE CULTURES. (Don't freeze it - frozen yogurt wont work - it will kill the cultures) You can eat any flavor you like, any brand (store brand, Yoplait, Dannon, etc), fruit on the bottom, pre-stirred,etc. Doesn't matter. It will take a few weeks for the canker sores to disappear so be patient and stick with it, but if you continue to eat the yogurt they will not come back. I have not had bad canker sores now in years. I do notice that if I don't happen to eat it for more than a couple days I can feel the canker sores returning. This has been a wonderful solution for me. I hope this will help someone else. It is an easy solution for kids because there's sure to be a flavor they like.
Okay, i have tried everything under the sun... including almost all of the remedies shown here but didn't get any real relief of prevention until i tried one thing... a supplement called lactobacillus acidophilus. i use the extra strength one. it is amazing! i used to get 5 even 6 sores at a time! i stayed with several all the time. now after being on this supplement i rarely get any. it has now been three weeks and i am still canker soar free. if i do get one it barely bothers me and is gone in no time. i have done alot of research on this and i promise it truley works. i was told by a doctor that canker sore also come from a build up of in yeast in your system so i was told to eat yogurt everyday but i felt i needed more (i also got tired of eating it everyday) so i found what was in yogurt (probiotics) and found an extra strength formula because my outbreaks were so bad and it really worked!!!!!! please try it....you will be amazed! remebmer to keep the bottle in the refrigerator and give it a few weeks to really start working...also remember to take it every day!!!! good luck!
I had cankers until I started eating yogurt with active bacterial cultures. It really works. One small yogurt a day & once there gone, keep eating the yogurt & they won't come back. I have done it.