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I swear I've had this one sore on my inner lip months upon months.. it just tricks me and goes away some of the time, then acts up for a few days, then lets me forget about it again.<br><br>
So, I finally decided to see what I could do about it. I think I feel ashamed of it for some reason.<br><br>
Does anybody know of good rememdies? I saw Thalia mention something called Kanka in an older thread when I did a search, Is there some place I can buy that online? I wish I'd known about it when I went shopping last night, ugh.<br><br>
I guess this *is* something to do with my diet, though I can't think of what. At first I used to think it was like when I ate tomatoes, but then it really wasn't the same. Err, anyway. Any diet suggestions?
 

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I've only heard of bananas for the potassium.<br><br>
You can also try rubbing some baking soda on it. It's a base that will neutralize the acid of the canker sore. Any other acidic foods like tomatoes will only aggrevate it.<br><br>
Sorry I'm not more help!
 

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Hi kittay!<br><br><br><br>
There was a time when my son got canker sores so bad and someone recommended grape juice. You use a cottonball to dab grape juice on the sore throughout the day. He said it helped a lot.
 

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whenever i eat salty foods i get blisters on the inside of my mouth, but they only last a day.<br><br><br><br>
is a canker sore the same things as a fever blister on the lips? i have a friend who gets them and she says the sun and stress trigger them. when she is out she keeps her lips protected. if this is the same i can ask her how she treats them once she has them.
 

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Canker sores, to me, are the ones inside the mouth, whereas "fever blisters" are cold-sores outside the lip. The treatments you can use outside, you can't use inside <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Which is too bad, because there are some lip topical treatments that work very fast.<br><br><br><br>
Typically, I do not get them unless I stop eating bananas. I hate bananas but without the ******* things, I get the worse bastards things, so I choke one down every day. Literally, choke and gag. I hate them.<br><br><br><br>
I do, however, also get them when I eat something very tart (like a package of Sweettarts) or something very salty (Salt and Vinegar chips).<br><br><br><br>
Rinse with warm salt water, then apply a damp paste of baking soda on it. It may hurt, it will taste gross, but it works well.<br><br><br><br>
There used to be a special mouth rinse for canker sores, but they don't make it anymore. Too bad; it rocked.
 

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Swish milk of magnesia around your mouth.. Last time I did that, it worked like a charm. Do it every day until it's gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Wow..lotsa suggestions! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I tried the banana thing, then the baking soda thing then had to bursh my teeth and rinse my mouth out real well. Don't really want to do that last one again. The banana actually worked though, it made me wonder since I'd just had smoothies the day before and after this thing came back, so idunno.<br><br>
My bf is the same way about bananas kristadb, I told him they're what I have to eat to make it better and he was all eww, yucking about it. I wonder if you freeze them while they're still green so the taste isn't strong would be any help? Or if it's the potassium, if there's another good source of it that'd do...<br><br>
The other things I'm going to try(I want this thing to go away for good) are actually getting b12 that I'll take regularly(my friend told me it'd stop making me feel sick after awhile, which I'd hoped before but never lasted that long I guess) and tea tree oil that she sent me <a href="http://www.drweil.com/app/cda/drw_cda.html-command=TodayQA-questionId=3037-pt=Question)%5Burl=" target="_blank">this link</a> about all of the things it works on.<br><br>
Thanks for all of the ideas guys. I'm not sure I remember what milk of magnesia is/where to get it though. And the salty water thing seems backwards, since salty and acidic things trigger and aggravate canker sores. That's what my mom's dentist used to have her do regularly though. Hmmn.<br><br>
Here's a dentist's explaination of the differences between cold and ccanker sore: <a href="http://www.drbunn.com/sore.htm" target="_blank">http://www.drbunn.com/sore.htm</a>
 

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I get a cankersore from time to time... usually on my tongue which is a really awful place to get one since you basically can't eat until it goes away. In the US, there is Zilactin, an over-the-counter product that sort of dulls the pain, makes it get better, and coats it a little so you can actually eat/talk/whatever without making it worse.<br><br><br><br>
Also, some people say that an ingredient found in most toothpastes, SLS (I forget what it stands for... sodium something) can cause and/or aggravate cankersores. In the US, there are only a few brands that do not contain it. The one that I have used (and I didn't get any cankersores the whole time I used it) is Enamel Saver. <a href="http://www.bnatural.com/enamel/" target="_blank">http://www.bnatural.com/enamel/</a> I don't know if it's vegan and it's a little pricey, but just a suggestion.<br><br><br><br>
Hope it gets better soon!
 

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Swishing with warm water & salt seems to work for me. Some people suggests actually applying salt directly on the canker. "Ouch" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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I used to get canker sores all the time--don't know why, but near as my mom and I could figure out was that every spring when pears were in season, I'd go nuts and eat 4 or 5 pears a day and then a week later--blamm! Major canker sore.<br><br><br><br>
Gargling with warm salt water helps. Also, any of the numbing products designed for teething babies are good, too.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't had a canker sore for a couple of years now, and I eat more fruit than I ever did before. I must have built up an immunity.
 

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I used to get canker sores a lot, Here is what I was told:<br><br><br><br>
THey are ulcers caused by<br><br>
1. stress<br><br>
2. mouth injury<br><br>
3 vitamin deficiency such as:B1,b6,b12,c also deficiencies in: zinc,folic acid, selenium(sp), iron, and calcium.<br><br>
4. products containing sodium lauryl(sp) sulfate, like toothpastes and mouthwashes.<br><br>
5 allergies to certain foods(this was my problem) additives, dairy, fruits, gluten, just about anything really.<br><br>
6. hormonal changes<br><br>
7.some diseases like irritable bowel disorders and hiv.<br><br><br><br>
There are several things you can do:<br><br>
one mix one part hydrogen peroxide with one part water this mixture on the sore with a cotton ball or swab. Then cover with milk of magnesia or some sort of stomach acid reducing medicine that is milky or thick. do this 3/4 times a day.<br><br><br><br>
my doctor also suggested taking lysine. But being that is derived mostly from animals and I couldnt find a place where I could get "vegan" lysine, i didnt take it. I dont know if it exists.I dont really know what it is! He said some sort of plant derived amino acid would probably work, but I didnt try that either. There are also prescriptions available. Once I found out what my allergies were that were causing my canker sores I didnt have any more problems(edited to add last three words)
 

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SDG got the ones I was going to suggest!<br><br><br><br>
The ONE thing that gives me sores (not the tiny ones, but the kind that are about 1/4" in diameter - ouch!) is SLS - sodium lauryl sulfate. It is a detergent and is in most toothpastes.<br><br><br><br>
The one toothpaste I use is J/A/S/O/N and it works like a charm. I have only had one sore in the past 6 months or so, and i attribute it to stress (got it during finals week - no surprise!).<br><br><br><br>
I used to have them *constantly* - once one would go away, another would appear. Once I changed toothpastes, the problem has almost completely gone away.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!!<br><br><br><br>
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the only time i get canker sores is when i haven't been sleeping enough. a good nights sleep or two and the warm water & salt usually clears em up.
 
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