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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest medications for canker sores

I have a mouthful of canker sores, have counted 13 and am in serious pain, enough that I can't eat, can only drink through a straw, and can't even fall asleep. What do you recommend to ease the pain, other than anbesol as that only works for about 10 minutes, and is excruciating to apply.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
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Hi Dear,

Thanks for your concern. Canker sores occurs due to hot and acidic food , any injury to mucosa , stress , hormonal changes and sometimes due to medicines. They usually go away within few days by their own.

I would suggest you to :-

- Start doing warm saline and baking soda rinses .

- Apply orabase gel before having meal to reduce burning sensation.

- Start taking Vitamin B complex supplement. Avoid drinking and smoking.

- Do betadine rinses also for twice a day .

If condition doesn't subside in a weak then consult oral pathologist for proper diagnosis and then go for biopsy by taking sample from oral mucosa. Doctor may prescribe steroid ointment or drug like sucralfate .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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