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    My friend has a canker sore
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    cappuccinolover posted:
    Hi,
    My friend has a canker sore that she says is half the size of a dime. She says it hurts extremely bad, and is wondering if I know what to do. I suggested swishing warm milk in her mouth. Does anyone else have any more suggestions?
    Thanks!
    She'll appreciate your help just as much as I do!
    ~ cappuccinolover.
     
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hiya,
    I did a search for you here on WebMD. You can read up on treatments here; Canker Sores: Sypmtoms, Causes, Treatments.

    Hope that helps
    Good Luck and Good health, Chrissy WebMD Community Staff
     
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    howard_reg9 responded:
    The Kanka soft-brush provides temporary relief; it's basically a mild topical anesthetic. I hadn't heard the warm milk idea; does that help?
    Howard of Hoboken
     
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    sjpeters36 replied to howard_reg9's response:
    Try having your friend talk to their doctor/dentist about MuGard. It is a prescription strength mouthwash used to treat Oral Mucositis in cancer patients, that can also be used to treat canker sores. I hope that helps, and best of luck!
     
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    howard_reg9 responded:
    My wife is an alternative healer, and she recommends therapeutic grade essential oils for a number of ailments. Clove oil works very well for a lot of oral issues, including canker sores.
    Howard of Hoboken
     
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    howard_ems0617 replied to howard_reg9's response:
    Thanks. The Young Living Thieves blend seems to work quite well for these.


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