(Closed) Canker sore home remedies…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Depending on where it is located, you can try gargling with salt water or try putting some tea tree oil on it. The salt water will hurt and so will the tea tree oil, but they both work great. Also, the tea tree oil smells realy bad, but it is worth it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I sometimes put a non-coated aspirin on it.  It can hurt like hell and stick to it a little.  But it helps.  Chew some antacids too and cut back on the acid in your mouth.  Salt water rinse.  Anbesol.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know this isn’t a home remedy, but Blistex Kanka has been my lifesaver. It sort of does for canker sores what baby anbesol does for pained gums. It mostly takes the pain away, but I’ve found it helps them clear up faster as well (but maybe that’s just because they aren’t hurting so I don’t notice them). 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Baking soda water rinse.  Kills the bacteria and kills the acid in your mouth.  Tastes crappy and kind of burns, but I swear by it.  KanKaid will coat it and get rid of it fast.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I swear by the salt water rinse. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I worked in a Pediatricians office and this is the remedy we recommended for children. I know for a fact it works for my 13yo.

1 tsp benadryl

1 tsp Mylanta (or Malox)

mix together …..use a qtip to put on

GOOD LUCK !!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Switch your toothpaste to one without Sulfates stat! It will help the one you have now, and will prevent ones in the future. I have to use sulfate-free toothpaste or I’ll have a mouthful in about a week. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had 1 once and it hurt sooo bad. My supervisor told me to get this stuff called Kanka (I think that’s how you spell it). It worked so good. I would tell anyone to use it!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I take 500-1500 mg of L-lysine a day if I feel anything mouth coldsore or remotely related.  It has made me coldsore free for 3 years and I know it can help with any type of skin related issue.  They give it to burn victims to help heal their skin.  It’s just a regular type of vitamin you’ll find anywhere.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Just another vote for salt water rinse – it kind of sucks, but somehow always does the trick

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used to get numerous cankers at the same time. I used Allum (it’s in the spice section, I believe). Dot that on with a Qtip. I would just leave it on for a minute maybe. Also, rinsing with salt water it always good and I used some canker medication that would coat and numb the canker for a bit.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

My Mother-In-Law swears by putting some Milk of Magnesia on it. I just take a Q-tip and dab it in there (don’t gargle it or you might be headed to the bathroom for other issues1). It seems to make it a little better for a while.

Somthing to numb the pain – I use chloroseptic.

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