Over the Counter
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.
Over the Counter
I read earlier today about the aspirin method of getting rid of the pain from canker sores, and seeing that I have had a very large canker on the side of my tongue for the past 3 days that has stopped me from eating, and made talking and drinking liquids only when necessary I decided to try it. Only problem is I am at work and no one had an aspirin. One of my co-workers when asked about an aspirin said, "I have a goody powder. " So I tried it... It worked GREAT!!! Stung really bad at first... Kinda like some one sticking a hot poker through my tongue but after about 30 seconds the pain seemed to vanish. I was able to eat my lunch without wincing everytime I chewed. I still had a small amount of sensitivity on that side but nowhere near the pain I have been experiencing the past few days. It has now been about 2 1/2 hours since and still hardly no pain... Just a slight amount of sensitivity. I would definitely reccommend this to anyone with canker sores!!!
(Los Angeles, California)
Over the Counter
I've suffered from canker sores since childhood- as an adult I was prescibed ranitidine for stomachaches and after a year I noticed my monthly canker outbreaks fanished!! Ranitidine is now a over the counter generic acid reducer at Walmart and virtually all pharmacies -- it's a MIRACLE- I highly reccommend trying it
Papaya Leaf Tea
Having read Dave from Fountain Inn's brave experiments with Papaya (in the name of science, of course. (Have you lost those extra pounds, or are they there as a living testament to your brave pioneering spirit??!! ) I discovered a bag of Papaya leaf tea here and decided to try it for recurring Canker Sores. After waiting for three outbreaks, all of which were cured with the tea, I am happy to report that fact here. The relief from pain takes about 2 days of 1-2 teas daily (1 tsp. tea leaves in a cup of boiling water. Either boiled for a bit, or just left to steep) and the cure depends on how strictly I stay away from my triggers (certain baked goods, bananas and more than my tolerance level of citrus).
Pau d'Arco brings canker sore relief. Use as a poultice on the site of the sore. Pau d'Arco is an astringent and soothes the sore so that eating is a little more bearable. L-Lysine does work wonders too. Try the Pau d' Arco as a poultice on the site of the sore for a bit of relief before eating.
Peppermint oil seems to have shrunk the canker sore I had. I was putting a drop of the oil in my mouth once a day. That was three days ago, the sore is gone. It had been there about three days before I used the oil.
I mixed several drops with tea tree oil in a capsule and inserted it to see if it would get rid of what appears to be hpv on my cervix. That was 12 hours ago and my period has just started a week early.
Prevention W/ pH
Earth Clinic, please post this at the top of the canker sore list. Alum etc are cures for an outbreak of canker sores. The underlying factor is an acid ph. Try your Apple Cider Vinegar with a half teaspoon of baking soda 3 times per day or use a highly alkalizing food such as green magma.... 2 tsp in water 3 times per day and you will get rid of the current outbreak and not get them any more. Stay off of acid foods like white flour, sugar and you'll be rid of them for good. Thanks to Ted and all at earth clinic, , , , The cheese head..
Probiotics for Mouth Ulcers: This is so painful at first, if you're dealing with a large ulcer, but it works everytime. Open up your probiotic capsule(s) 1 or 2 is good, pour onto a dish, add only a few drops of water at a time to form a kind of paste, then, using clean hands, use your index finger to scoup up some of the paste and push it up into the sore. Try and keep from swallowing for a bit (you'll get a little drooly) between 2 and 5 minutes is good, but the longer the better I suppose. You want to do this 3 or 4 times/day.... but I've never had to do it for more then a day, once I had one about the size of a quarter on the roof of my mouth and that was nearly gone after the second treatment! It does hurt terribly bad, but only while your pushing the probiotics into the wound.
I use probiotics 2 capsules a day to control canker sores. I used to get them from eating any kind of nuts or bread/pastry with nuts. For 2 months now I have been eating the nuts without the canker sores.
Hi, from Georgia (Rep. of).
Here is the best and only remedy for canker sores in your mouth - dry Sage leaves. Chew just a few of them each time and all day long if you like and all year long if you like with no side effects. Don't use a dried stem of Sage to avoid scratches that can worsen situation and prolonged healing. You WILL get rid of canker sores from a few hours to several days in severe cases. Repeat treatment if any. Good luck!
Just tried the salt-on-canker-sores. I had read that it is to be put on every 15 minutes.
So I dabbed a bit of Celtic Salt on it every 15 minutes, for as long as I could stand (about 10 seconds) before rinsing my mouth . At the hour and a quarter point, meaning 5 applications, the skin there started feeling a bit rough, so I stopped, and now it feels much better!
I'm subject to ulcers on the roof of my mouth. I try to avoid prescription meds. I recently discovered that swishing warm salt water in my mouth after brushing was very effective. Bananas are quite effective too. Recently, my gums and roof of my mouth both hurt horribly! Out came the salt water. I'd also read in "You, the owner's manual,"that taking 81mg. baby aspirin is extremely helpful. The problem is nearly gone, and I'm sleeping better, too! I can't ask for more!
Today, I got several bumps on the roof of my mouth. They didn't hurt, but just 4 bumps. As the day went on, several opened up and are now sores. I expect to get others, since it seems I can feel them coming on. I've had these before and they stay 5 days or so, making it hard to eat because of the pain. I just mixed up salt water and held it in my mouth then. But now I have a job and can't sit there with a mouthful of saltwater. Any suggestions? And, any ideas why they appear? I'm not eating anything different, but my ibs is really acting up and this seems to be a trigger. I've also had tingling fingers for 2 days, do you think it could be related? ( I think the fingers is due to hard gardening work, gripping my tools, that I'm not used to).
Yes, salt does work....but it hurts like crazy!!!! I get canker sours DAILY.. i try numming it but that doesnt make it go away....salt does...i would not put on a small childs canker though......as i said before..it hurts! i have not tryed baking soda..i will and then i will see if it works! :):)
I occasionally get canker sores every now and then. One day about 6 years ago I asked my grandmother, "grandma do you know how to get rid of a canker sore?!" She told me to either gargle some salt water or dab a little bit of salt directly on the sore. Of course it will burn and sting enough to make you want to possibly just bite your tounge, but after a minute or two the pain from the salt and canker sore subsides. Keep applying the salt each time the pain may come back, and soon enough your canker sore will be gone.
I think that if you put on enough salt at night, by the morning it should be gone. I use sea salt though!:-) if you use table salt it might be different.