Canker sores are usually small but painful eroded area in the lining of the mouth causes by food allergies,eating acidic foods,overly aggressive tooth brushing,ill-fitting denture or braces or an accidental cheek bite.Sodium lauryl sulfate a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes,may also be a factor.A variety of homes remedies,may also help relieve the painful symptoms.

 

Are Cold Sores and Canker Sores the Same Thing?

No. Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused with each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called fever blisters or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth — usually under the nose, around the lips, or under the chin — while canker sores occur inside the mouth.

SOOTHE A SORE

SWISH  WITH MYRRH
This fragrant plant resin is a traditional remedy for mouth and gums.But tincture of myrrh at almost health food stores.Put several drops in a glass ,add about 4 ounces of warm water and then sip swish and spit two to three times a day.Do not swallow.

WHEN TO CALL DOCTOR
Consult your health provider if your canker sore are large seem to be spreading or last longer than two to three weeks.
Tell your doctor if you develop a high fever as canker sore appear.

RINSE WITH SALT WATER:
Simply dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a small glass of warm water.Use this solution to rinse the area of the canker sore several  times a day.

GARGLE WITH  FLOWERS:
Calendula has been used since antiquity for a wide variety of skin and mouth irritation.Steep 1 oe 2 teaspoon of dried calendula flower in a cup of just boiled water for ten minutes.Cool and use as a mouth rinse.

TRY CAYENNE:
This pungent spice contains capsaicin,a chemical that can temporary desensitise nerve ending in skin.Place a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper lozenges at a health food store.

HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT LIP BALM:
2 ounces almond kernel oil
1/4 ounce beewax
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
1 to 2 drops peppermint essential oil
place the almond kernel oil and beewax in the top of a double boiler over medium heat/
Warm,string gently,until the beewax melts completly.Remove from heat and stir in glycerin and essential oil.Beat with a whisk or electric mixer until the mixture takes on a creamy consistency in a glass jar with a screw-top lid.

CAUTION
Discontinue the use of cayenne if this makes your canker sore seem to worsen.

HONEY RUB:

With its antibacterial, and potentially anti-inflammatory, properties, raw organic honey makes a wonderfully soothing coating for a painful canker sore.

Swish some warm water in your mouth, and then apply a thick dab of organic raw honey directly to the sore. Reapply 2-3 times daily (at least one of those times should be before night, as it seems to do best when you aren’t bothering it by talking or eating.)

 

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