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How to Make a Canker Sore Feel Better Fast

Canker sores are oh so painful, primarily because they reside on some of the most sensitive areas of the human body: the inner-lips, tongue, and mouth – also known as the oral cavity. Their causes are many and varied, ranging from canker soresside-effects of medication to injuries and smoking. Besides the pain that comes with a canker sore, there is also the way that it looks. This can make you embarrassed to go out, or worse, you will cover it up and exacerbate the problem. If you are interested in getting rid of them quicker, and alleviating some of the pain along the way, you can try some tea tree essential oil, or peppermint. Apply some to a cotton swab (q-tip, ear cleaner) and use directly on the affected area.

You can also concoct a DIY mouthwash, containing coconut oil and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Going the all natural route will keep your mouth clean and bacteria free without exposing it to harmful chemicals. The chemicals in other formulas work to aggressively treat the canker sore. This can be a good thing but it also has the potential to dry skin.

Another method is using a baking soda rinse directly on the sore, which will kill the bacteria surrounding it and help to numb the pain. A pinch of baking soda in a small shot glass. Swish, make sure it touches the sore for a few long seconds, and spit. The reason why your canker sore gets so gross so quickly is because the bacteria starts spreading. Once the bacteria spreads you need to get it under control with an anti-bacterial that will do the work quickly and effectively. Some OTC medication may also work, but it makes the use of different chemicals which may not be the canker sores1best thing. The treatment which OTC drugs offers is mainly used on larger canker sores, but the different rinses, creams, and washes could have a positive effect. Usually, if you want to go down that road, it is best you get to a pharmacy ASAP, since time is of the essence with these types of things.

Whichever route you take, don’t contend with products or methods which do not provide relief. The point is that you don’t suffer while your body makes the necessary changes. Don’t make it worse, either! Avoid salty, spicy foods. Avoid acidic fruits. Eat and drink cold substances, which will also help you get some relief. If the sore continues to bother you, please get to a doctor! I often think that doctors can’t be bothered with every single one of our small problems but it happens to be that this is exactly their job. You might be embarrassed and not want to talk to them about it but you have to do what you can to ensure that you’re healthy. Trust me, they’ve seen worse than a canker sore.

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