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Try these easy, inexpensive remedies to treat your canker sores at home. You probably already have many of these ingredients in your kitchen or bathroom cupboard.

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Canker Sore REMEDIES You can try at home

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  • Combine 2 oz hydrogen peroxide with 2 oz water.

  • Gargle and repeat up to 4 times a day.

  • Don’t swallow!

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  • Mix equal amounts of Milk of Magnesia and Benadryl Liquid Allergy Medicine.

  • Apply to canker sore with Q-tip.

  • Repeat several times a day, especially after eating or drinking.

  • Milk of Magnesia coats and protects the sore, Benadryl acts as anesthetic and antihistamine and reduces inflammation.

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  • Wet a black tea bag and press it to canker sore.

  • Keep in place for up to 1 hour.

  • The tannins in black tea are an astringent and are known to relieve pain.

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  • Mix baking soda and water into a paste.

  • Apply it directly to your canker sore.

  • You can also mix ½ tsp with ½ cup water and gargle several times a day. Don’t swallow.

  • It may sting at first but it reduces bacteria in the mouth.

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  • Aloe vera contains vitamins, amino acids, phytonutrients, enzymes andother compounds.

  • Aloe can soothe, cool, protect and help heal canker sores.

  • Break off a fresh leave from aloe vera plant and squeeze out gel.

  • Or buy pure aloe vera gel at a health food store. Make sure it’s pure with no additives.

  • Apply to mouth sore with Q-tip 3-4 times a day.

  • It can be used as a mouthwash too.

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  • Alum crystals can be found in the spice section of your grocery store.

  • Dip a wet Q-tip in alum and apply it to your canker sore.

  • Caution: it will sting, then you will feel the ahh of relief.

  • Alum can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and help sores heal faster.

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  • Licorice root extract reduces inflammation and speeds healing. Sores usually heal in 3-5 days.

  • It forms a protective coating on mouth ulcers and soothes them.

  • Buy licorice root extract oral patches called Cankermelt at drugstores or online.

  • Patches are tasteless and non-numbing.

  • Apply patch to your sore. Make sure your mouth is dry. It will dissolve in several hours then apply a new one.

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  • Cayenne contains capsaicin. It can temporarily de-sensitize the nerve endings. It may help reduce the pain and inflammation of your mouth ulcer.

  • Dab a little cayenne on a Q-tip and apply it to your canker sore. Reapply as needed.

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  • ACV is a favorite home remedy for many ailments.

  • Mix 1 TBSP. apple cider vinegar with 2 TBSP aloe vera juice.

  • Swirl the mixture around your mouth then spit it out.

  • Repeat up to 4 times a day.

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  • Propolis is a waxy, gummy substance harvested from bee hives.

  • Propolis has been used for 1000’s of years as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & healing aid.

  • It cauterizes mouth ulcers and stops pain.

  • 3-5% propolis cream, tincture, and mouthwash can be found in health stores.

  • Check with your Dr. if taking blood thinners or antiviral medications.

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  • A study at Ben Gurion University found that taking 1000mcg Vitamin B12 nightly was very effective.

  • Study members had less pain, fewer canker sores and they healed faster.

  • By the end of the 6th-month study 74 percent had remission and stopped getting mouth sores.

  • Buy a 1000mcg supplement from the health food store. It’s hard to get enough B-12 from food or a multi-vitamin.

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A word about these remedies

Just as there is no one cause of canker sores, there is no one cure. These home remedies for canker sores work for many people. They are inexpensive and simple, so you should be able to find the one that works for you. These remedies are only suggestions and are not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. Please check with your doctor before trying them.

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