October 11, 2010 12:33 am at 12:33 am #702271
pfru: The medicine is called Acyclovir, and it did help me although I think it was the placebo effect. It’s not available any more.October 11, 2010 3:39 am at 3:39 am #702272
pb -Acyclovir only works for the Herpes virus; if it was a different virus then it might have been a placebo effect. It’s still available by prescription.October 11, 2010 3:42 am at 3:42 am #702273
pfru – Most canker sores are caused by viruses.October 11, 2010 3:48 am at 3:48 am #702274
Yiddishemishpacha -Even though Iy’h, I’ll be practicing medicine soon, I still recommend people not to come to their doctors for minor ailments until you try OTC or home remedies first. By all means if these don’t work come to us for an exam. We try to keep people out of our offices in order to keep medical care costs down.October 11, 2010 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #702275
Health: Is acyclovir still available in liquid form?October 11, 2010 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #702276
pb -It’s available in an oral suspension.October 11, 2010 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #702277ZosHaTorahParticipant
I’m surprised nobody has mentioned Lysine, which is an amino acid the body normally synthesizes on its own. I used to get canker sores as a kid, and my dentist told me about Lysine. I took a 500 miligram pill every morning for a year. My weekly sores turned into monthly sores at about the 2-month mark. By a year, they were gone entirely. I continued the Lysine pills for about 3 or 4 years and then quit them entirely, and I now get the sores once every two or three years. You can buy Lysine at any vitamin store.October 17, 2010 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #702278minyan galMember
A fe days ago I mentioned that I was advised to use toothpaste without sodium laurel sulfate but I couldn’t remember the brand name – one of my senior moments. It is called Biotene and can be purchased at many places – I have bought it at Target in the past.When I was having a lot of trouble with canker sores I found that this toothpaste really helped. For some reason the problem seems to have resolved itself – hope I am not giving myself an ayn hora. BTW, the medical term for a canker sore is aphthous ulcer.October 20, 2010 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #702279crzieMember
put salt directly on a canker sore and it will be gone in like a day or two. It hurts like heck but it works. Also black tea. Take a black tea bag and moisten it and place it directly on the canker sore for 5 minutes or so.October 20, 2010 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #702280
crzie: it does not work to put on salt – it makes the canker sore leave a scar on the mouth tissue (I know this from experience since I experimented with salt.)
What DOES help is salt water, that is anti-bacterial adn also helps the gingivitis that often comes along with canker sores.October 20, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #702281baron fritzParticipant
ouch i know how you feel i once had a big one and could barely close my mouth without biting it and my brother made for dinner shnitzel and rice and accidentally made it really salty and i ate it and within 2 days the canker sore was gone i later found out putting salt directly on it helps so put salt on itOctober 21, 2010 12:20 am at 12:20 am #702282yankdownunderMember
Tincture of Myyrh really works. Just 1 or 2 drops on a cotton bud or q tip will heal the Canker Sore. Myyrh must be reapplied several times to be effective. How do I know this, because I have used Myyrh on Canker Sores for about 25 years. Tincture of Myyrh must be 100% natural. This can be purchased in a Pharmacy that sells Natural Products, or your local Health/Natural Food Store.
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