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canker sores

  1. 0 Any tips on relieving the pain from canker sores? I see this a good bit and I know how painful they can be. Certainly not something to send a child home for, but I would like to be able to offer a little relief.
    Thanks for your help.
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  3. Visit  bsyrn profile page
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    Salt water swishes seem to help. Other than that, not much can be done at school.
  4. Visit  mz.snuggly1 profile page
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    If you put salt directly on the canker sore, it will hurt like hell for a short time. But, It will be gone in a couple days.
  5. Visit  smurfynursey profile page
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    Quote from momnurse23
    Any tips on relieving the pain from canker sores? I see this a good bit and I know how painful they can be. Certainly not something to send a child home for, but I would like to be able to offer a little relief.
    Thanks for your help.
    Peel a raisin and put it right on the sore. It sounds crazy but Ive found it to work - I used to have canker sores all the time d/t my braces.
  6. Visit  nursebooboo profile page
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    I use anbesol (put it on a q-tip and rub it on). I just make sure to tell them that it's yucky before I do it, and for them to not touch their tongue to it and make sure to have a garbage can close in case they need to spit.

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