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222 Home Remedies for Canker Sores

Jami

I've been all over the internet and everyone calls my canker sore remedy a canned sore cause: chocolate. Specifically Hersheys bars that have the dozen little segments you can break apart. Break off one piece at a time and set it on top of the sore until the chocolate melts away. Do this with the whole candy bar. Don't let it touch the rest of your mouth too much, chocolate is as irritating to the rest of your mouth as it is to the canker sore. Brush your teeth good when you're done. The sore will still be there tomorrow, but it won't hurt and healing will begin. Chocolate eats away the infection. I didn't know chocolate was considered a cause of canker sores when I was given this remedy, or I might not have tried it.

Anonymous

Prevention is better than a remedy. I used to get canker sores all the time. I now use a toothpaste that is made to prevent them and it works wonders. It's called Rembrandt Extra Gentle. I read that it's the ingredient in regular toothpaste that makes the toothpaste foam that can cause canker sores in some people and this toothpaste doesn't have that ingredient. It takes a bit to get used to, since it doesn't foam up at all, but I have had maybe 2 sores in the past 10 years!

Anonymous

Canker sores can be cured quickly by putting a bit of salt directly on the sore. It burns, so if you're a wimp, you can use mouthwash regularly or swish out your mouth with warm, salty water

LJ


You know that horrible tingly feeling in the corner of your mouth when a sore is starting; And you know that by morning you won't be able to open your mouth without feeling like the corner of your mouth is splitting open??? I have found an unconventional method to stop the sore in its tracks. No matter how odd and disgusting this may sound you need to try it! Go buy an ANTI-FUNGAL cream meant for Athlete's Foot. (The brand I have found to be the most effective is Derman, which has yellow and brown packaging)
Despite the fact that sores of the mouth are rarely due to a fungus, the medicine works wonders. The first day you feel that tingle, apply the cream numerous times and leave it on. Overnight, glob it on really thick. Do this for a few days and you should be able to knock out the sore before it actually gets hold. Another thing is take a cocktail of L-LYSINE and CALCIUM once or twice a day. I personally take 4 Lysine and 3 Calcium the first evening and it boosts my immune system enough to fight back.

April

I have braces so I get canker sores a lot. The wax the orthodontist give me does not work. One way I found is to take a handkerchief and fill the very bottom with a water and baking soda paste. Hold that to your canker sore for a minute when you wake up and before you go to bed. It hurts but will clear in 1 or 2 days.

Anonymous

My mom told me to apply baking soda to canker sores. Although it burns like hell, it seems to make them go away faster. But that's just me.

Anonymous

Okay, so as of right now i do have a canker sore, its is the most painful thing ever! So i litterly spent an hour google-ing anything to make this go away! So i came upon this page, and read every single one of these posts and i tried almost everything, using the things i had in my house, and what worked was amazing:

Take an asprin pill (i used bayer) and place it on the sore untill it dissolves, then rinse out your mouth with warm water to get all the asprin grit out of your mouth. Next take warm water and add LOTS of salt, swish it around then repeat however many times you like (it will sting for a bit but well worth it!)

Ive used this at this moment, and i can finally eat! Hope this works so nobody has to suffer with these painful lil suckers!

Anonymous

When i had canker sore I used 4 tablespoons of peroxide and 8 tablespoons of water. Swish around the area for 30 seconds each sip, and it will sooth the pain away.

Anonymous

These troublesome little sores have been annoying me for years now and i think i have tried millions of remedies. Eventhough some of them do work, the one that i have been liking lately are potatoes. Thinly slice a raw potato and hold it onto the sore for as long as you'd like. it takes the pain right away and i think it helps heal it too!

Tim

Okay, so, I'm a student at Bastyr (don't know what it is then look it up) and used to struggle with canker sores for about 8 years (I am 22 now) and I feel like I've got them PRETTY darn well figured out by now, perhaps even completely figured out. The main key is prevention. Staying away from sodium lauryl sulfate (a common ingredient in most toothpastes which destroys the mucus membrane lining of the mouth) and more importantly, avoiding consuming any kind of moist, low to no oxygen, environment where bacteria can grow because I am about 99.9% sure it's a bacterial problem similar to H. Pylori in the gut, it may even actually be H. Pylori as well. In particular where I managed to eliminate my major source of this bacteria was no longer reusing water bottles, or if I did reuse them, leave the lid off, or MAKE SURE it's dry when you put the lid back on. It seems to be that this bacteria can't grow in a dry environment.

Anyways, that's just prevention. Once a canker sore has already formed, there are two things (not in combination) I've found that work above all else. Aspirin is one, just let it sit on your canker sore until it dissolves every time you feel the canker sore hurt. Not ONLY will this numb the area so you can't feel it for a few hours, but the Salicylic acid will kill the bacteria and allow the ulcer to heal within a short period of time depending on how big the sore is. The other that I have heard about is licorice root (which also destroys H. Pylori by coincidence or maybe not by coincidence) applied to the sore (referred to me by the Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr). Apple cider vinegar works well, but just not as well as these two. Also WHILE you have the canker sore, do your best to stay away from fruit, and fruit juice, there is something in there that feeds the bacteria like crazy! I really think it's one of the sugars, but I'm not sure which one yet.

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