Sunday, September 25, 2011

Need a Fix for Canker Sores?

Anyone that gets those small ulcers in the lining of the mouth knows how painful they can be.  Though not contagious, they can appear quickly and recur.

However, there are some helpful ways to deal with that problem.  You may want to try pricking a vitamin E capsule and apply the contents to the sore.

Another thing that may help is adding one teaspoon of baking soda to one half of a cup of water to swish your mouth with to cleanse and reduce pain. 

Mouthwash or substituting one teaspoon of salt to a full glass of water and gargling is another option.

Apple Cider vinegar or some Milk of Magnesia applied to the Canker sore with a cotton swab is said to kill bacteria as well.

Take at least 500 mg. of vitamin C with bioflavonoids two or three times a day to help battle the problem is also advisable.

1 comment:

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores said...

Canker sores can also be caused by toothpastes with sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS. SLS is a foaming agent used by most toothpaste manufacturers. To help you on how to get rid of canker sores, you should avoid using toothpastes with SLS.