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How to Treat Canker Sores?

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Canker sores can be frustrating and quite painful. These sores can appear for no reason and usually tend to get cured on their own. Prescriptions from doctors for canker sores will relieve existing pain and will help you in preventing recurrence of sores…

Treatments for canker sores are still in early stages, and no sure-shot cure is still available. Usually, these sores form on soft parts like cheeks, mouth, and stomach; it also hurts a lot.
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These aching sores inside the mouth can occur due to injury, stress, nutritional deficiencies, genetic factors, and menstruation. Usually, they clear up in 1 or 2 weeks time.

Instructions for Treatment

Try to avoid spicy and hot food that can annoy canker sores. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth to lessen irritation. Apply oral anesthetic or crushed ice to reduce the pain, and ensure good oral hygiene.

Rinse your mouth regularly with salt water or mouthwash and brush your teeth with a sodium laurel sulfate free tooth paste that implicates annoying canker sores.

Consult a physician if sores exist for longer period (more than two weeks), recur more than twice or thrice a year, are awfully painful, or their occurrence is accompanied by other symptoms like skin rashes, diarrhea, or fever.

Speak to your family doctor and take their opinion on treatment of canker sores; on most occasions, oral antibiotics or topical or oral steroids will be prescribed. You must also check your immune system by consulting a good doctor.

Warnings

Before trying to treat canker sores with dietary supplements, always consult a doctor, otherwise you may suffer from severe side effects. It is better to consult even before taking any medications on your own that you have never tried before!

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