5 Fast Canker Sore Treatments
How many times has this happened to you? You start to feel a canker sore forming and then you eat a mouthful of food and suddenly bite down on the area where the sore is forming? The pain shoots through your entire head. Ouch! I've been there many times myself. Suddenly, you're now faced with a sore that will last for a week.
While doctors still don't know why we get canker sores, there are some canker sore treatments that can help send these pesky mouth ulcers packing. Here are 5 quick tips to give you some relief.
Carbamide Peroxide - This over-the-counter canker sore treatment combines glycerin with peroxide to eliminate the bacteria and start the healing process. Names like Cankaid and Gly-oxide can be found at most stores.
Mylanta - It may seem strange, but many health professionals suggest swishing around Mylanta in your mouth. You don't need to swallow it though. This will help to coat the canker sore and also treat some of the bacteria. It should also help relieve the pain.
Tea Bag - Put a wet, black tea bag up against your canker sore. The tea bag contains ingredients that will relieve the pain caused by the sore.
Goldenseal Root - Here is another canker sore treatment that you can try that has worked for many people. Take some goldenseal root and make it into a tea. Then, simply wash your mouth out with it a couple of times per day.
OTC Canker Sore Medications - This may be the simplest of all canker sore treatments. Get a medication that contains benzocaine and apply it directly to your canker sore as per the instructions. You should immediately notice some relief.
The next time you find yourself battling a canker sore, try one of these treatments and get some needed relief.
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