If you are among the many with canker sores, you know how painful they can be. A canker sore is a type of mouth ulcer and is thought to develop as part of a reaction from your own immune system.
For some people, certain foods will often trigger a canker sore outbreak. Pay close attention to the things you eat and notice if there is any correlation between a certain food item and the onset of canker sores. Common trigger foods are tomatoes, citrus fruits and fresh pineapple.
Medicines, such as Anbesol, Orajel, and Orabase might keep your canker sores from becoming irritated when eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. You put these medicines right on the sore. Peroxyl rinse is also effective for some in speeding the healing time.
Some people think that sucking on zinc lozenges, taking vitamin C or vitamin B complex, or taking a lysine supplement helps their canker cores heal faster.
We’d love to hear what works for you!