Canker sores are painful and hurt when you eat or drink. You need to tell
the difference between a canker sore and a cold blister. A cold
blister usually starts and a small blister then become one large sore.
Canker sores are normally short lived and can be treated fairly
easily. Cold sores are contagious but canker sore are not. A canker
sore has a yellow and gray center with a red border.
They can be located on the inside of
the gums ,inside of the cheek or on the tongue. If you are constantly
getting them you need to go to your dentist. Poor oral hygiene,
chewing tobacco will cause the sore to continue and become infected.
You could be deficient in iron or vitamin b12 this is know to cause
them. Women are more prone to them then men no one knows why. They are
the results of poor diets a canker sore can be the result. There are
many different symptoms they can very in each person.
Canker sores can be caused by
stress or poor diets. They can be caused by
a injury to the mouth. Some sores are caused by certain food such as
citrus foods and spicy dishes. Canker sores can last up to a week but
with some treatments you can get faster relief. One of the less
familiar treatments is to use a styptic pencil on the sore it will
reduce the pain by numbing the nerve endings. You can make a home made
remedy by doing the following. Mix together equal amounts milk of
magnesia or kaopectate liquid and benylin. Take a cotton swap and swap
the sore with it. They contain ingredients that will reduce
inflammation and ease the pain from the canker.
You can also use products like orabase which will coat the sore and
relieve some of the pain. You need to stay away from foods that are
hot and spicy or are acidic they will burn and make the canker sore
more painful. Rough foods such as potato chips should be avoided. When
brushing your teeth take it easy and avoid rubbing the sore with the
tooth brush. Make sure to watch what you eat especially tomatoes,
oranges and any type of foods that contain citric acid. Remember that
stress can cause canker sores so you need to remove the stress in your
life and exercise more.
hygiene keeping your hands out of your mouth are preventative
measures. Brush your teeth and rinse with a mouth wash several times a
day this will kill the germs and help heal the sore. Make sure to
change your tooth brush every month will also help. Be sure to brush
your tongue to remove bacteria from it. Drink plenty of water this
keeps your mouth clean and remove food particles and germs.
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Help with Canker Sores