100 Ways to Soothe a Canker Sore
October 9, 2012 by alysha
A few days ago my small daughter woke up in so much pain, and she was holding her mouth. She barely let us touch it, but she finally let us look, we saw an ugly canker sore right in between her gums and her lip.
She was just plain miserable. She didn’t want to eat anything or do anything. I’ve had canker sores before, so I know how much those suckers hurt.
I wasn’t sure what to do, so I asked the question on our Facebook page, and received SO MANY soothing remedies in minutes!
and some more that caught my eye…
Rachael G. says, “I get them all the time, warm salt water for the pain and then dab it with some hydrogen peroxide on a qtip. Before bed make a paste out of baking soda and water and use it on the sore. It helps it heal quicker.”
Kim D. says, ”Alum. Put it on a q-tip. Tastes terrible though.”
Rhonda G. says, “B12 works if you hold them on the sore, and cinnamon candy works really well when you hold it on the sore also.”
Lauralee A. says, “Coconut oil. And it won’t burn when you put it on it.”
Rachel M. says, “This is reeaallllly gross…but earwax. It’s in my natural home remedies book….”
Kimberlee W. says, “Melaleuca essential oil, you can dilute it with salt water and have her gargle. Little gross but it works great.”
Brenda M. says, “You can put sone children’s nighttime Orajel on it to numb it. This doesn’t heal it, but dulls the pain. I have found that tea tree oil/melaleuca heals them quick…”
You can read over 100 soothing remedies HERE.
A lot of these I hadn’t even heard of! They were so helpful and useful, I had to share them with all of you. Hopefully they can help you too. Please add what has worked for you in the comments as well!
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