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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Will Special SLS-Free Toothpaste Prevent Canker Sores?

Many readers have found that switching to toothpaste without SLS helps them stay free of canker sores. Some research supports this link.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Can Kiwi Fruit Overcome Horrible Canker Sores?

Many readers report that eating kiwi fruit can help horrible canker sores heal quickly. Perhaps the anti-inflammatory compound actinidin is responsible.

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Acne (pimples)

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Will Kiwi Fruit Make Canker Sores Disappear?

Readers report that eating kiwi fruit can make canker sores disappear overnight. Perhaps it is the actinidin that also heals bedsores and burns.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Root Beer Is One Reader’s Cure for Canker Sores

Drinking root beer is an unusual home remedy to speed healing of canker sores.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Helpful Home Remedies for Canker Sores

Finding the right remedy for canker sores may require some trial and error, but there are many that may work.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Sauerkraut Juice or Thalidomide for Canker Sores

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) can be very painful and hard to treat. That's why simple remedies like sauerkraut juice may be just the ticket.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Does Toothpaste with Tartar Control Contribute to Recurrent Canker Sores?

Home remedies may be helpful for recurrent canker sores, they could be a sign of an underlying issue such as celiac disease or an autoimmune disorder.

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Alternative Health

Old-Fashioned Home Remedy Eases Pain of Canker Sores

Baking soda in a glass of water is one reader's remedy for canker sores.

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Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers)

Kiwi Fruit to Prevent Canker Sores

We've heard that eating kiwi fruit can banish painful canker sores, or prevent them from occurring.

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