Blame it on hereditary, blame it on toothpaste, blame it on citrus or tomatoes. I don’t care who or what you blame, but blame SOMETHING! It will make me feel better. Since I was a small child, I have been plagued with those nasty little canker sores (but they feel so big in your mouth!). Sometimes having as many as 10 in my mouth AT ONE TIME. The most painful ones are on the tongue. OW! It’s miserable when you have so many sores in your mouth that it’s painful to chew. Just terrible I tell you! For many years taking acidopholis pills effectively. But, all of a sudden these nasty sores came creeping back. I don’t get them as bad anymore, but when I do, I need something quick to stave off those painful little creatures and I finally found something that works for me! I feel like it’s a little miracle in my life that I can eat what I want to and control the pain of those little buggers. Anyway, after much trial and error and lots of things that didn’t work for me, I did find out how to get rid of canker sores quickly, easily, and with items you may already have in your pantry.
If you only use this for canker sores, it will last you a very long time, years in fact. I believe the cost was less than $10.
All you need is:
1 tsp children’s Benadryl (off brand is fine)
All you do, is mix those 2 ingredients in a small cup (I used the child’s measuring cup that came with the Benadryl) with a qtip. Then use the qtip to dab the mixture onto your canker sores. It stings like a crazy person for about 10 seconds, but then…. relief… it numbs those babies and makes them go away in a day or two. You can use this mixture several times per day if needed. I generally use it at meal times and before bed. It’s saved my quality of life. I store the mixture with a little piece of plastic wrap over it for a few days at a time.
Please note: I am not a doctor. I just found something that works for me and maybe it might work for you too… you should always ask your doctor before trying something new. You know that already though.