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    Default Canker Sores

    Why do you get canker sores? What's the fastest way to get rid of them and/or the best way to prevent them?

    I thought it had something to do with too much candy or not enough Vitamin C/fruit, but those sure aren't the reason. I feel like I get one whenever I bit my tongue/cheek and I don't understand why.

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    I have gotten them my whole life, and we have concluded its hormonal. I get about 10 a month around when my period would be due. Its awful. They have got to be the most inconvient things in the world.

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    same here or when in getting a virus..fever and only time works..ive heard rinsing with salt water. but never tried it.

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    Kanka (available at Shoppers) cures them quick for me.
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    holy wholy... i just remembered that stuff. and YEARS ago when I was younger.. my mom bought me a rinse. dont' ask me what it was. other than $$

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    yea kanka rocks. oil of oregano is my saving grace

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    Yep, I have used Kanka and gargled with warm salt water.

    I get them from anything acidic - too much pop, tomatoes etc.

    I also get them from certain toothpastes (I think the foaming ones?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinmommy View Post
    Yep, I have used Kanka and gargled with warm salt water.

    I get them from anything acidic - too much pop, tomatoes etc.

    I also get them from certain toothpastes (I think the foaming ones?).
    yea any toothpaste containing sls.

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    carmex?

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    I only get them when I eat cinnamon hearts I love them

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    If you rub a TUMS on them they get better very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversoclever View Post
    If you rub a TUMS on them they get better very quickly.
    LOL...now I know why I don't get them when I am pregnant

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    LOL about the tums! I'm going to try that.

    Interesting about the hormonal thing. I've been a moody ***** lately and I've currently got 2.

    Toothpaste - the whitening ones do it for me. Can't use them at all. My gums/cheeks get all raw and then I get a whole bunch. Horrid.

    ETA: I put salt directly on them. Hurts like an SOB, but I was told it gets rid of them. In any case, once the initial pain wears off, they don't hurt for a little while.
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    I agree with others Kanka rocks. I find I get them too if I am stressed out. Along with eating acid type foods such a citrs.

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    I used to get them all the time. Now it's a very rare occurrence.....I always thought for me it had to do with excess stomach acid. I was so chronically anxious when I was young...and I also had uncontrolled reflux until my mid-20's. I always associated it with that. Stress levels too.

    And hormones always seem to have something to do with everything.
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