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by momnurse23 momnurse23 (New Member) New Member

momnurse23 has 4 years experience and works as a school nurse.

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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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bsyrn has 18 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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Salt water swishes seem to help. Other than that, not much can be done at school.

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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.

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smurfynursey works as a RN.

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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.

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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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