Is there a good, natural way to get rid of canker sores?

By: Guest
Date: Unknown--
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It's true that the only way to "get rid of" them is to wait them out. After years of dealing with them, though, I've found at least one good - though completely counterintuitive - way to temporarily soothe mine. If you pour salt (yes, I know it sounds ouch) on the canker sore and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off, the water will travel osmotically towards the salt from the cells in the sore. I find that this sapping of water tends to provide at least temporary pain relief and numbing of the area, although the salt does hurt a bit while it's there.
[d] By: jaywalking
Date: Tue-Dec-22-2015
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There really isn't a good "natural" way to get RID of canker sores. There are natural ways to help soothe them though. The first thing to remember (which shouldn't come as a surprise) is to eat foods and drink liquids with as low of an acid content as possible. Acid will only irritate the sores and make them feel worse. 

Secondly, and only try this if you have a strong stomach, is to take a bit of clove oil, preferably on a Q-Tip, and rub that on the sores. That will completely eliminate the pain for a few hours. I say "a strong stomach" because the flavor is extremely strong and well, yucky.

On a side note, a not so natural treatment that is great for treating canker sores, and just about anything else that is inside your mouth (such as if you bite your tongue, or if you get a piercing, etc) is a liquid called Gly-Oxide. It comes in a little white bottle and is sold in the drugs/pharmacy section of most stores, including Wal-Mart. It also kills all the germs in your mouth, disinfects, and soothes. It has a very mild agreeable flavor and works like gold!
[d] By: decrees
Date: Tue-Dec-22-2015
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