YELLOW FEVER

Canker sores

General Infomation
Definition: 

Canker sores are painful ulcers inside the mouth. They develop suddenly, usually in groups of two or three, but can appear singly. Due to spicy and acidic foods the sores may burn and tingle. They can last from four to ten days.

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Canker sores have a white middles with red rim and range in size from that of pin head to one inch (2.5cm) or more. Recurrences are common with abnormally high levels of stress or as a reaction to certain foods.
Canker sore are sometimes confused with cold sores although cold sore begin as red bumps and turn into blisters.

Causes of canker sore

Allergy sensitivity especially to a substance called gluten that is found in grains. Mast cells, the same cells that pour out inflammatory chemicals during allergy attacks, also supply the chemical that cause irritation in canker sores.
• Dental problems
• Nutritional deficiencies,
• Injuries from toothbrush
• Biting the inside of the cheek
• Hormonal imbalance

Beneficial herbs
1. Goldenseal- heals mouth sores can also be used as a mouth wash added to water
Form and dosage
Extract; take ½ dropperful 3 times daily. Place it in the mouth and swish it around

2. Licorice- provides same –day relief of pain. Promotes healing
Form and dosage
DLG tablets; take 380 mg twice daily before meals

3. Myrrh –stops soreness and inflammation
Form and dosage
Tincture; take 5 drops in ¼ cup water, used as a mouthwash 3 times daily

4. Quercetin-stops inflammation
Form and dosage
Tablets; take 125-250 mg 3 times daily between meals.

5. Rockrose– heals and eases the pain of mouth sores. Also known as sun rose
Form and dosage
Extract use as a mouthwash

Symptoms: 

• Dental problems
• Nutritional deficiencies,
• Injuries from toothbrush
• Biting the inside of the cheek
• Hormonal imbalance

By Austine on 27 July 2019