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Canker sore

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Posted by ecollin479 on 4 years ago

I have had a pretty painful canker sore for about a week and a half now, doesn't seem like it is going to end any time soon. I am 30 days into a 60 day reboot but if this doesn't clear up, I may have to end my reboot early, not what I want to do but this seems excessive to be lingering this long. Looking for some advice on what be some good ides to help heal this thing. I have already done all the typical stuff, gargle salt water, wash teeth, gargle between juices. Any ideas?

This topic contains 4 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Claire Georgiou - ND 4 years ago.

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  • Danmcn61

    4 years ago

    Here is what works for me, believe it or not. Make a cup of tea (with a teabag) and after you take the bag out, let it cool for a minute or two and then directly compress it against your canker sore. Keep it there for at least three minutes. After that you can rinse with water. Repeat as needed. Your canker sore should heal within 24 hours.

  • ecollin479

    4 years ago

    any paticular type of tea that you use?

  • Danmcn61

    4 years ago

    Anything is fine. Lipton is good and inexpensive too. It is the tannic acid in the wet tea leaves that kills the bacteria that cause the canker sore. Plus take a lot of Vitamin C (Ester-C will be kind to your stomach) if you can. That will help to restore your mucosal membrane.

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    4 years ago

    Interesting suggestion with the tea bag! I haven't heard of this one before! Please let us know how this goes for you!

    Just a few more suggestions - collodial silver swished and swallowed. Using herbal tinctures or teas such as golden seal, myrrh, sage, oregano.

    Place a doblet of manuka honey on the sore is also effective.

    Or use hydrogen peroxide diluted 50% in water swish and spit out.

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