If you’ve ever had a canker sore, you’re probably extremely motivated to prevent them in the future. They can be extremely painful and annoying, lasting upwards of two weeks and requiring an entire alteration of diet and behavior. Their exact cause has been a mystery but we do know something about the annoying condition:
- Canker sores are small, painful ulcers on the inside of the mouth, tongue, lips, or throat.
- Multiple factors may cause canker sores, including injury to the mouth, acidic or spicy foods, vitamin deficiencies, hormones, stress, or autoimmune disorders.
- Canker sores are not the same thing as fever blisters (cold sores).
- Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious and cannot be transmitted from person to person through kissing or other contact.
- Most canker sores require no treatment and heal on their own.
We’ve determined that canker sores are a symptom of a suppressed immune system caused by a combination of dehydration and malnutrition. When there is some trauma to the inner mouth or tongue, like biting a lip, an ulcer is formed at that location.
Many familiar with the cycle of canker sores will recognize clear warning signs that a canker sore is coming on. It can present with a swelling inflammation and redness of the area. Even at this point it is possible to prevent the development of the canker sore ulcer. We recommend three treatments to do at the earliest indication of an oncoming sore:
- Hyperhydrate (drink as much clean distilled and filtered water as to produce an almost clear urine).
- Take vitamins to the extent of levels found in EmergenC (1000 mg of vitamin C).
- Take turmeric to combat inflammation.
This has been tested and confirmed to work in multiple case studies.
If the ulcer has already started to form, there’s no preventing it at that point. The above measures should reduce the time of exposure, however. Also, we’ve found that baking soda toothpaste without peroxide has healing properties for canker sores.
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