The attack of Canker Sore


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I can’t eat well these past few days. I have this shallow white wound with a red border on my tongue and it was really painful. The canker sore is now an inch inside my mouth and I felt uncomfortable especially when I try to eat and drink something, there is that burning feeling and I felt like crying. I was like:


Ouch.


Owh!!!



Help! 

Uwaaaaa.

I want this canker sore to be gone forever and ever unfortunately the sore wants to stay for awhile argggh how long will it take? I don’t have to worry since canker sores are not that contagious. In the first place what’s the reason behind this and why do I have this aphthous ulcer? According to kidshealth, there might be a connection between canker sores and stress. I’m stress?! I don’t think so! –insert denial moment here. 

One reason might be a sharp tooth or other dental use such as the braces and/or ill-fitting dentures. Well, FYI I don’t wear braces more importantly I don’t have dentures. Maybe I bit my tongue hard, but I can’t remember really. One cause is about dietary deficiencies such as not getting enough vitamin B12 and Iron. Anyway, I don’t have the time to think if I have those deficiencies, all I want is this to be gone so that I can eat and drink well. Actually, most canker sores will heal on their own in a few days or a couple of weeks. My canker sore was 6 days now so I hope dear God that it will heal before Saturday since I have a choral practice on that day.ugh! 

Here are the ways to treat a canker sore.
  • Various over-the-counter medicines can help to take the sting out of canker sores. Carbamide peroxide is a combination of peroxide and glycerin that cleans and coats the sore to protect it. Other over-the-counter remedies have benzocaine, menthol, and eucalyptol in them. These need to be applied repeatedly and may sting at first, but they can numb the sore and cut down on how long it lasts.
  • Try brushing and rinsing with toothpastes and mouthwashes that do not contain SLS.
  • Some homemade mouthwashes can ease pain as well. Try rinsing your mouth four times a day with a mixture of two ounces of hydrogen peroxide and two ounces of water or a combination of four ounces of water mixed with 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Swish the mixture in your mouth for about a minute and then spit it out — do not swallow it!
  • Dabbing a mixture of equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide directly on the sore, followed by a bit of milk of magnesia, may reduce discomfort and speed healing.
  • Some doctors suggest putting wet black tea bags on sores. Black tea contains tannin, a substance that can relieve pain. You can also find tannin in some over-the-counter medicines. Link Source
I tried the 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of salt mixed with water and used it as a mouthwash 2-3 times a day. But the burning sensation was still there. Here are the foods that I have to watch out: spicy and acidic foods such as lemons, tomatoes, nuts and potato chips. Now this is really helpful, brushing teeth with a soft-bristled brush and flossing daily will keep a mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. Hmmm, this is actually a nice tip. 

On the other hand, I have to keep this in mind: if a sore is large, a sore that last 3 weeks or longer, difficulty in drinking fluids, and a high fever. If ever I have these symptoms, I really need to see a doctor. 

I am praying that this will heal soonest. 

7 comments:

  1. hala sissy an inch..that is really big..sissy have it checked na..take vitamins..you should get well..your special someone is coming home pa naman..hay get well soon sissy..I'll include you in my prayers..

    or maybe I can help..say ahhhhhhhhhh..ay naku see your dentists na..just making you smile sissy..

    hay paggaling ka ha *hugs hugs*

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  2. This one is really helpful as I keep getting Canker Sore :(
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. @Sie: Hi Ate, yah its an inch already..waaaaa I guess it was on the stage of healing because I treated it with a salt mixed with water mouthwash. I'll be fine ^^ I still have no money to go check-up so I used the home made remedy for this hehe.Yah, si Mr.VIP, he texted me last night he said he's fine and he'll be coming soonest. I appreciate the prayer ate and thank you for making me smile always.. you take care too kay? *muaaaahh!

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  4. @Madhulika: Hi, really? ouch, i'm so sad to hear that. I hope this one really helpful :) Thank you for being here and you take care always :D

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  5. weeeeee..never mind that canker sore..singaw lang yan hahaha..your special someone is coming home now weeeee..inggit ako..hay..stay happy always sissy ha love you..get well soon ;)

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  6. uu kainis na singaw na eto eh huhu.. Thanks ate :)

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  7. Using the right toothpaste can help you avoid getting canker sores. Studies have proven that people who get canker sores are about 80% less prone from getting it if they use toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate. This what makes it really effective on how to get rid of a canker sore.

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