I have been plagued with canker sores since I was a young child (I am now 59) and I have tried everything. Though higher-powered mouthwashes with alcohol content in the 26% range gave me some relief (I'd have to hold it in my mouth 10-15 minutes and repeat this throughout the day), I've found what appears to be an outright cure for my canker sores: lysine in 500 mg tablets. These are cheap - about $4.50 per 100 - and I've not had a single canker sore in six months. I take only one per day. Before I'd get canker sores every couple of weeks. Eating something sharp, like a potato chip, was out of the question. Now I have no fear. For me, at least, lysine has been a total cure. If you're suffering, at least give it a try.
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