Pollen Counts

Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)

Helpful Suggestion for Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)

  • Avoid toothpaste containing the chemical Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS). Certain brands such as Rembrandt or Sensodyne carry line of toothpaste without SLS
  • Trial of food elimination, including gluten (wheat, barley, rye), citrus fruits (orange, tomato, etc.), chocolate and nuts
  • Rinse mouth four times per day with a mixture containing two parts water with either one part hydrogen peroxide or liquid Benadryl. After swishing it around the mouth for several minutes, spit it out
  • Aphthasol oral paste (prescription). Apply to each ulcer four times per day until healed
  • Mary’s Magic Potion for more severe cases (prescription)
Aphthous Ulcers