Health Tip: Treating Canker Sores12/24/10
(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are small ulcers that form
inside and around the mouth, often due to an injury to sensitive
The Nemours Foundation suggests how to ease pain and discomfort
as canker sores heal:
- Use a mixture of peroxide and glycerin to clean and coat the
- Create a homemade rinse of hydrogen peroxide and water, or one
with water, baking soda and salt. These mixtures should never be
- Use an over-the-counter remedy designed for these sores; many
include the ingredients menthol, eucalyptol and benzocaine.
- Prescription medications can help treat canker sores that are
severe or won't heal.
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