CANKER SORES- HOME REMEDY TREATMENT
They can be triggered by factors such as smoking
, trauma, or vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
1. Irritation from poor-fitting dentures
, rough fillings
, or braces can aggravate canker sores and should be treated by a dentist
2. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS): SLS, a component of most toothpastes, is a potential cause of canker sores. Try an SLS-free toothpaste for several months to see if such a change helps
3. Flossing teeth daily and brushing teeth and gums for at least two minutes two to three times daily may help prevent canker sores.
4. B vitamins ? B1, B2 and B6. Take a daily B complex.
5. Lactobacillus acidophilus: (Chew four Lactobacillus tablets three times per day to reduce soreness)
6. Chlorhexidine mouthwash used four times daily can speed healing of canker sores
7. Avoidance of certain kinds of food or beverages (e.g., spicy, acidic, sharp) that cause irritation to existing ulcers might help reduce discomfort.
8. Applying ice directly to ulcers for about ten minutes at a time might help reduce pain
9. Canker Cover is a gel-like protective patch can be placed over ulcers.
10. Hydrogen peroxide might applied directly to ulcers and allowed to remain for about one minute at a time. Peroxides can be used up to four times daily for up to seven days, but more frequent or prolonged use might irritate the oral mucosa.
11. Salt water rinses (one to three teaspoons of table salt in four to eight ounces [120 to 240 mL] of water) or baking soda pastes may be tried to reduce discomfort.
12. Analgesics such as acetaminophen (T. Crocin
) or T. ibuprofen
daily (contraindicated in conditions with gastric ulcer
, and allergy
), might also help reduce pain with canker sores.
13. Herbal Aloe vera
or lavender oil applied topically to ulcers might have some utility in reducing pain and healing time
TREATMENT FOR CANKER SORES
We need more investigations to decide upon treatment.
14. Amlexanox 5% oral paste (Aphthasol), is an anti-inflammatory agent.
15. Sucralfate suspension
16. Topical corticosteroids have been shown to reduce pain from canker sores. Systemic corticosteroids may be useful for patients with more severe or frequently recurring cases.
17. Topical tetracycline
regimens may be useful for reducing pain and duration of ulcers. The downside of topical antibiotics is that they might increase the risk of thrush. Oral doxycycline
20 mg twice daily may reduce ulcer recurrence.