Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Suffering from Mouth Canker Sores..

Last week i bitten my lips while taking my lunch .. Ouch and expecting to have a Mouth Canker Sores. "Singaw" in our language. I hate having this kind of sore in my mouth it keeps on aching and affecting my tooth and it is a sleepless night. As i am suffering from this I search some remedies for this sore. I do usually use "tawas" or the Allum powder, but it has no effect at all and i did suffer a week long for this sore. That was so uncomfortable.

 So what are Mouth Canker Sores

Canker sores are shallow, painful sores in the mouth. They are usually red or may sometimes have a white coating over them. You might get them on the inside of your lips, the insides of your cheeks, the base of your gums or under your tongue. Canker sores are different from fever blisters, which usually are on the outside of your lips or the corners of your mouth.

Anyone can get canker sores, but women and people in their teens and 20s get them more often. Canker sores may run in families, but they aren't contagious. Doctors don't know what causes canker sores, but they may be triggered by stress, poor nutrition, food allergies and menstrual periods.
This are the some of the remedies and searches i have found for this sores.

One of my best choice in curing this is the herbal curing way. This is by means of the chiko sap or the Sapota fruit. That was interesting and very affordable cause we have this kind of tree in our backyard.

How is the application for this. All you need is the sap came from leaves or the fruit and just apply it on the sore. And after a week long suffering then bye bye sore.

Some claim that gurgling a lukewarm water with salt can help curing this but no effect for me.

This are the some information that can help you if you cannot find this tree

  • Saltwater Solution and Sodium Bicarbonate - Mix 1 teaspoon salt with one cup warm water. Swish the solution in your mouth for 30 seconds, then expectorate (spit) the solution out of your mouth. In addition to salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) may be added to the saline solution as well. Create a paste by mixing baking soda with small drops of water until a thick consistency has resulted. Use this paste to cover the canker sores, which will help relieve pain. These methods may be repeated as often as needed. Saline and sodium bicarbonate both help the mouth heal quickly by gently reducing the alkalinity and bacteria in the mouth.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Solution - Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with one part water. Use a cotton swab to dab the solution directly onto the canker sores. Do not swallow the solution. Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic that will help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
  • Milk of Magnesia - Used frequently as an aide to relieve constipation and as an antacid, milk of magnesia is a liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide. Dab milk of magnesia directly onto the canker sores with a cotton swab, three to four times a day. This method is recommended after using the hydrogen peroxide solution. Milk of magnesia will help reduce the pain and help speed the healing process.
  • Liquid Antihistamine - Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may be used as an oral rinse by mixing one part milk of magnesia and one part diphenhydramine together. Rinse with the solution for one minute, then fully spit out the solution. Take care to avoid swallowing this mixture.
  • Over-The-Counter Oral Care Products and Mouth Rinse - Available in most dental care sections, antiseptic mouth rinses contain ingredients intended to help heal mouth sores by reducing the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Oral care products that are manufactured to numb painful areas in the mouth are also useful when treating canker sores. Products such as gels, paste, and rinses that are specifically marketed for mouth sores may provide pain relief and help speed the healing process. It is important that you follow the manufacturers' instructions closely when using over-the-counter products.
Canker sores that are classified as major, or are considered herpetiform canker sores, may require treatment from your dentist. Common methods used to treat more serious canker sores include:
  • Oral Medications - Prescription medication may be necessary for treating serious canker sores that have developed into secondary infections. Tetracycline suspension (liquid) may be prescribed with instruction to hold the medicine in the mouth for two to five minutes before swallowing. Tetracycline is typically not prescribed for children as it has been shown to cause permanent discoloration in developing teeth. Zovirax (Acyclovir) is an antiviral drug that may be prescribed for cases where there are multiple, very painful canker sores.
  • Corticoid Steroids - Although rare, corticoid steroids such as prednisone and dexamethasone may be prescribed as a treatment for canker sores. Dexamethasone suspension (liquid) may be prescribed for use as an oral rinse with instruction to fully expectorate (spit out) after a determined time.
Keep in mind that even though they are painful, canker sores tend to heal well on their own. Consult your dentist when canker sores do not heal after 14 days, are accompanied by a fever, or appear to be infected.

some of the remedies source is from about.com


RochelleP_Higginson瓊文 said...
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George said...

My Easley SC dentist gave me milk of magnesia to cure my canker sores. Just one week and two days and the burning feeling is gone! I just spent my one-week rest literally resting and visiting my dentist (Easley SC). Just endure the one-week pain and have plenty of rest!

Aries said...

hello thanks for this wondeful blog. I've tried this and it does help me alot.

w0rkingAth0mE said...

sometimes i have that singaw so irritating.

Kloggers/Polly said...

You may well find that it is due to a shortage of Vitamin B12. I read about mouth ulcers which is what they are called in England usually only occur when there is a shortage of this vitamin. I usually take a vitamin B12 tablet if I get one and it is gone within about 24 hours.

May I take this opportunity to add that there are some lovely and interesting posts on this Blog. :)

Lee County Congregation said...

I've had these before and they do tend to sting a bit. Mine have usually gone away on their own after a few days. Good to know about the remedies others are using. Thanks!

Laane said...

Camomile. That's what we use.
I make a very strong tea, or I buy tincture at a shop.
Apply with a soaked cottontip (after you have brushed your teeth and used a mouth wash, preferably antibacterial). When you can drip it on that's OK.
It stings.
But after that it numbs and takes away the pain. It also sppeds up healing.

Papa Sez said...

When I get impatient with these kinds of sores, I go straight to Daktarin.

Alvin J. Smith said...

Another home remedy you can use to help you on how to get rid of a canker sore is baking soda. Mix baking soda (about 1 teaspoon) with warm water. Rinse your mouth with it until you finish the whole cup.

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