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Mouth Sore Solution

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Posted by Ren (Cebu City, Philippines) on 06/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Mouth Sore Solution is proven effective for treatment of mouth sore and recurrent aphthous ulcer which cures in just a few seconds. It is cheap and available in the Philippine drugstores specifically in Cebu City. I don't know if it is available in other countries. Each bottle contains 4mL solution - Potassium Alum, Sodium Chloride, and Acetic Acid. Directions: Soak a piece of cotton bud into the solution and apply to the affected area. Let it stay for 20 seconds, and then gargle with water. That's it! the pain is gone in just seconds not days or weeks. Though it stings in the process of application but it's worth it than suffering in several days or weeks

Replied by Deborah
(San Luis Obispo, California)
11/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My dentist sold me a $40 teeny tiny bottle of solution and gave me a pack of little cotton applicators. He told me to be sure that the bottle is stored standing because it will eat through the plastic cap if left on its side!! Not very reassuring! Anyway, it truly does work like magic. Just as described, you put it directly on the sore for 20 or 30 seconds, rinse and the pain starts to recede immediately. A day or two and the sore is totally gone. My husband uses it with the same results.

I do also think my diet has a great deal to do with cankers, though. Too much peanut butter (more than once every three or four days) will for sure give me one. I recently also switched toothpaste and I have had only one sore since doing so. I think it was aggrevated by my teeth whitening procedure.

Replied by Kevin
(Tan An, Vietnam)
11/23/2012

This does work wonders. I used it in Cebu, and have been trying to find it in other countries, but with no luck. I tried to take a bottle home to the USA with me, but it had spilled out in my bag. I guess your dentist was right about it eating through the plastic. I get a sore every time I bite my lip. This is the only thing that is a real cure. Everything else just tries to numb the pain. If the makers of this could distribute it, they would make millions.


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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/26/2012

After testing many things for canker sores, it seems that for me what does work to an extent is: lysine, low gluten ingestion, and now I've just discovered that dabbing a bit of coconut oil (in my desperation!!) on a sore reduces the pain quite a bit for me!

Lisa, thanks for your kind words!


Multivitamins

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Posted by Window (Rothbury, Mi, Usa) on 05/25/2013
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter used to get canker sores almost every week. We tried all different remedies, but I finally found something that has worked for us so well that I don't remember the last time she got one. She takes a multivitamin for older women it says on the label for women over 50, it has alot of extra b vitamins. She also takes a probiotic that has 20 billion live cultures in it. The kind we get is shelf stable, doesent have to be refrigerated and has 10 different strains. That's it! We take these two pills every night and that has resolved her painful problem.

I hope it can help someone else out there!!


Multivitamins
Posted by Jill (Ashland, OR) on 11/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have always had Canker sores. All of my life I have been dealing with having and getting rid of Canker sores. Finally I have found a solution, and I am very happy for it. All I have to do now is make sure I take a multi-vitamin every three days and I am totally fine. If I start to get one, I know I have missed my dose and take a vitamin and soon, it goes away. I am not sure what it is in the vitamin, I goggled vitamin and Canker on the web and found that it might be Vitamin B, B-12, Iron, Folate or Vitamin C. Either way, I have been deficient and now I will be sure that I have all my vitamins. Give thanks. And thanks Earth clinic and everyone who writes in, the posts here with ACV helped me get over my sore throats and stay healthy!


Multivitamins
Posted by Patrick (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 01/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been getting mouth ulcers for as long as I can remember I have tried everything from baking soda to all the products you buy at the store to keep the pain down, witch a lot of them keep the pain down for a short time and they taste nasty so my food taste nasty. the best thing that works for me is a MULTI VITAMIN, I take one a day and I haven't had a mouth ulcer for months.


Mustard

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Posted by Rodney (Fort Wayne, IN) on 01/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

For whatever reason if you put Mustard directly on your canker sores it burn then the pain is gone. Instant relief. I don't know if it heals anything but it sure feels better for a while and you don't have to run out and buy anything special.

Replied by Chris
(Sarnia, Ontario)
10/22/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so so much. In agony for two days with multiple canker sores. Applied mustard. Yes, some initial discomfort. Within two minutes, complete relief. THANK YOU AGAIN:)


Oil Pulling

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Posted by Arnezi (Spokane, Wa ) on 05/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I get huge canker sores that are extremely painful sometimes, and this last one I swished coconut oil 1 tablespoon with 1 drop of oregano essential oil for 10 minutes in my mouth and then spit it in the trash. The pain was gone. I did this 2x a day for 2 days and it was gone. I was so happy I found something that worked.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
05/28/2016

Hmmm Arnezi, coconut oil had always only given me temporary relief. But this past outbreak disappeared after drinking Oregano tea for a few days. Just 1 teaspoon of plain oregano from the spice jar in a glass of boiling water.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Eileen (Exton, Pa, Usa) on 05/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Yesterday I awoke to a painful bump on the inside of my right cheek. It felt like a pimple/ulcer and I knew this could get worse. So, I remember when I had a small white painful bump on my tongue a while back I tried oil pulling which healed it overnight. Why not for the inside of my mouth?! I used olive oil, swished for 20 minutes, rinsed w/ the warm salt water solution and I kid you not, when I went to feel the bump with my tongue, it was gone--and so was the pain--that instantly! (I actually could feel the pain subsiding as I was swishing. ) Oil pulling is now my go-to for ANYTHING concerning the mouth!! :)


Oil Pulling
Posted by Jon (Pueblo, Co) on 03/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I am a 69 year old male, and have suffered most of my life with canker sores. I've treated them with many things, including alum... "ouch!!! " and H2O2, but found relief using echineasa / golden seal in a liquid herbal solution, applied with a cotton swab.

AND the BEST solution: oil pulling! I have been using this technique once daily now for well over a year, for the general health benefits. OP leaves your mouth clean and promotes rapid healing after "biting your cheek" or upon noticing a canker sore coming on. When I think I have a canker starting, I will add a session of OP. I think that I have only had one canker sore this past year that lingered past two or three days. I recommend using either sunflower oil or virgin coconut oil, available at natural grocers or health food stores.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
03/20/2011
5 out of 5 stars

after years of recurring canker sores, and trying many of the remedies on this site, the one that is finally working for me is oil pulling (15 minutes once or twice daily) with vco. Thank you!

Replied by Selma
(Grand, Canada)
07/24/2011

would someone be able to tell me what oil pulling is? I am not familiar with this term.

EC: See this page:

https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html


Oral Care

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Posted by Kevin (Seattle, Wa) on 11/24/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Found out that I kept getting canker sores and versions of thrush from using mouthwashes. If you have c- sores and gargle with off the shelf mouth washes, try stopping for a few days. worked for me.


Oral Care
Posted by NMadrid (Madrid, Spain) on 05/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used to suffer terribly with canker sores since childhood, till a friend recommended salt toothpaste - I obviously can't mention the brand here, but the main ingredient is baking soda and I have to say that for me (and the friend who recommended it) this really has been a miracle cure!


Oral Care
Posted by Mike (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 10/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered with mouth ulcers for 20 years or more. Recently I realized I wasn't rinsing well after brushing my teeth, and I know that sodium lauryl sulphate in toothpaste is an evil chemical known to cause mouth ulcers. So I decided to rinse my mouth out thoroughly several times (and gargle) with water after brushing. Since I've been doing that I have been free of mouth ulcers. We're talking about months, so I am very pleased.

I've also been eating a lot more omega 3 (in tuna/salmon/lamb). I see some people here recommend flax oil, so that might also be responsible.

Replied by Mike
(Sofia, Bulgaria)
01/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

It's been many months since I posted this and I still have nearly no problems now. In addition to the above I switched to Jason Healthy Mouth toothpaste which has no sodium lauryl sulphate. I rinse out thoroughly 3 times with water after brushing, and that's all I ever have to do.

These days I get the occasional beginnings of an ulcer but it quickly disappears - usually within a day and causes me no pain. I would say I am cured.

P.S. for earth Clinic - why don't you follow all suggestions up with the original posters to see how they worked out in the long term? Most people post something here in a moment of excitement, but never come back to report their progress. An automated email with a form to fill in is so easy to do.


Oral Care
Posted by Catherine (Corona, CA) on 12/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I've had a lot of success with rotating toothbrushes. Make sure you have at least four toothbrushes and when you have canker sores brush your teeth four times a day, but never use a toothbrush more than once in 24 hours. This worked very well for me for about ten years.


Orange Juice and Fresh Fruit

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Posted by Sarah (Chicago) on 03/13/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I tried what my dad always said and it worked! Orange juice soothes my mouth. I have one under my tongue and boy does it hurt!!


Over the Counter

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Posted by Sfcb1 (San Francisco, Ca Usa) on 12/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have used amlexanox paste for several years since my dentist prescribed it for me. It seems to soothe the sore immediately, and it also seems to cut the duration of the canker or prevent it from developing (hallelujah) if I catch it soon enough after I bite my tongue.



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