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Are You tired of those pesky canker sore in your mouth well here are some idea that just might fix it for good. There are many types of sores in the mouth of this genre and if you know what your dealing with you have a good chance to fix it. This Instructable Will show you how to fix and prevent canker sores.

Step 1: Typical Causes

There are many of causes of cancer sores . Some of the most typical causes include,
-An Injury To the mouth Usually seen in sports ,when one bites the inside of their mouth.
-The temperature of food or drinks ,being burnt by one.
-Acidic foods like fruit and cocoa.
-The use of Chewing tobacco can cause irritation with the chemicals that is uses.
-Emotional stress
-An irritation in the skin like broken teeth.
These are some of the more common causes of canker sores.

Make sure to see your doctor if:
*It becomes very large
*if there is an extreme amount of pain
*Does not heal after 15 days
*becomes infected

Step 2: What are Canker Sores?

A canker sore is simple a Aphthous Ulcers. This may sound worse than it actually is. They are small lesions that occur inside the mouth, and are not contagious. These canker sores usually acure in side the mouth on or around another sore, having a red boarder and a yellow or white center. Canker sores do not develop on the outside of the mouth, these are not to be confused with cold sores.
 
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hey can it work with just some salt without water
chinchymork (author)  john123456789102 years ago
that would make it worse!
how would it make it work see you dont even know like water can change everything
chinchymork (author)  john123456789102 years ago
then try it
how is that
big al 10483 years ago
- related to a comment I placed in an 'ible on * foot fungus, I've had very good luck with cold application.

- take an ice cube so cold that it's surface is dry, and sticks to your fingers. and with good visualization apply to the offending area, i think i might have had to repeat
the application maybe once ( in the bad old days when i used to smoke )

- i remember one successful treatment with a very frosty ice cream bar

Big Al
CaseyCase5 years ago
I have been told me to use Alum--"burns like hell and it is gone in two days."
Alum can be quite poisonous.
Interesting. I just did a Google search on "Alum + poisonous" and got nothing. I would appreciate it if you could post a link that backs up your statement.
http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/a2856.htm

when in doubut always find the material data saftery sheet. :)

note in hazards:
"WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT."
Inhalation:
Causes irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath.
Ingestion:
Causes irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. There have been two cases of fatal human poisonings from ingestion of 30 grams of alum.
Skin Contact:
Causes irritation to skin. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain.
Eye Contact:
Causes irritation, redness, and pain.
Thank you for posting the MSDS but let's don't go overboard and get too hysterical over Alum being "poisonous." Alum is used in baking, cosmetics, toothpaste, deodorant and wait for it......

"as a home remedy for canker sores"
http:www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alum

If you want to create some hysteria, you might want to check out the MSDS for powdered sugar--watch out, powdered sugar can be explosive!



lol, not trying to create hysteria. I'm a wool dyer from way back and it's drummed into us just how toxic the stuff can be. :)
DIY-Guy4 years ago
For some people, diet will always trigger canker sores. What foods? Nuts. If eating too many nuts or peanut butter (or chocolate Nutella spread for that matter) brings on canker sores for you, try taking doses of the amino acid Lysine.

Nuts can be high in the amino acid Arginine, and the Lysine is needed to balance the body chemistry. Over the years, my family and friends have noticed this happening to people on vegetarian diets. (Of course we've been looking to test and verify this one for accuracy. So far, so good!)
wocket DIY-Guy4 years ago
Not just nuts. hubby gets these when her overindulges in foods with salicilates in them.
chinchymork (author)  DIY-Guy4 years ago
 very true!! thanks for the input
rimar20005 years ago
I am a specialist in thrushes (aphtas or canker sores as you say), from personal experience. They can be extremely painful or be unnoticed, regardless of size. The only remedy to cure them, at least in my case, is levamizol, an antiparasitic whose side effect is precisely to avoid the recurrence of thrush. It must be used under medic supervision, because it is powerful and therefore dangerous. The other way, safer, is avoid them. Do not consume high-sugar foods like candy, jams, marmalade, etc. This is all that I can contribute to the topic (which is not little, since most doctors know anything about it)
"Thrush" is caused by oral yeast infection, usually with candidia albicans. "Canker sores" are typically caused by the Herpes simplex 1 or 2 virus (HSV1 or HSV2). Lamisole, a drug used in cancer treatment has immunostimulant effects, which probably mobilize the immune system against the HSV1 or HSV2 virus. This virus remains dormant in the trigeminal ganglion, a collection of nerve cells near the ear. From there, it tends to recur on the lower lip or face. It tends to recur when immune function is supressed, such as with another illness. Hence the name "cold sore". Typically, treatment is not required. In severe cases the usual course of treatment is Valtrex, also used for supresion of genital herpes outbreaks. (HSV1 and HSV2 are nearly identical, sharing more than 50% of their DNA.)
chinchymork (author)  BigNateMI4 years ago
 thank you!
chinchymork (author)  rimar20005 years ago
Thanks
Tetrafish5 years ago
Rinse/Swish with Sauerkraut juice.
chinchymork (author)  Tetrafish5 years ago
 ooo thats a good one ill have to try it next time ! Thanks!
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
I get those a lot. Taking vitamin B-12 and pro-biotics cures mine.
The vitamin B thing is absolutely right. I also (in my experience) found that topical application of baking soda while very painful at first helps alleviate the pain for a long time. Last: someone told me that brushing the sore with a toothbrush (yes, it is very painful!) to "remove the material" also works well, but I never had the courage to do it repeatedly...
Kozz5 years ago
I'd swear that there is a genetic component as well. I get canker sores on occasion and they're typically on the inside of the cheek very near where the flesh attaches to the gums. And they are EXTREMELY painful, usually lasting a little over a week. I get them as does my father. My wife, on the other hand, has never had one in her entire life. They've been bothersome enough that several times I've googled for solutions, and usually I come up with the same saline mouthwash/gargle suggestions. I've also heard that taking L-Lysine supplements (an amino acid) can be helpful, although this is purely anecdotal.