By: Terry Graedon July 31, 2017 9 Comments
    Is Kiwifruit a Good Remedy for Canker Sores?

    Canker sores, technically known as aphthous ulcers, are nasty sore spots that crop up inside the mouth. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not infectious. Sometimes people have a hard time figuring o…

    By: Terry Graedon March 6, 2017 4 Comments
    Will Kiwi Fruit Make Canker Sores Disappear?

    Canker sores, technically known as aphthous ulcers, are frequently confused with cold sores, though they are not the same thing at all. Cold sores are caused by an outbreak of herpes virus 1. Canker …

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2015 12 Comments
    Milk of Magnesia Makes Canker Sores Disappear

    Some people are troubled frequently with canker sores, while other rarely experience them. Unlike cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1), canker sores are not known to be c…

    By: Joe Graedon April 27, 2015 6 Comments
    Root Beer Is One Reader’s Cure for Canker …

    Canker sores go by the medical term aphthous ulcers. By any name, they are painful, so a way to speed healing is a boon. Q. Several years ago when I was a teenager, I was nearly hospitalized because m…

    By: Joe Graedon January 19, 2015 16 Comments
    Helpful Home Remedies for Canker Sores

    Q. My husband has canker sores in his mouth all the time. The doctors we have seen say it is not curable; he just has to live with it. What can you recommend for easing the pain? We have tried many to…

    By: Joe Graedon November 13, 2014 37 Comments
    Sauerkraut Juice or Thalidomide for Canker Sores

    Q. I am desperate for a remedy for canker sores. My mouth is just full of them and they are so painful I am having trouble eating. This has been going on for months. My doctor prescribed Aphthasol but…

    By: Terry Graedon August 10, 2014 13 Comments
    Does Toothpaste with Tartar Control Contribute t…

    Q. I have had trouble with recurrent canker sores for years. I finally figured out that avoiding toothpaste with tartar control or whitening agents keeps me out of trouble. A. The medical literature i…

    By: Terry Graedon July 28, 2014 7 Comments
    Eating Watermelon Soothed the Pain of Canker Sor…

    Q. I have suffered with canker sores my whole life despite trying numerous remedies including rinsing my mouth with peroxide, salt and water or a benzocaine solution. Eating is excruciating when they …

    By: Terry Graedon April 28, 2014 1 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Home Remedy Eases Pain of Canker S…

    Q. You recently addressed a question about canker sores. The suggestions seemed mostly to be long-term dietary change or supplements. I occasionally get a canker sore, especially if I've eaten too man…

    By: Joe Graedon May 27, 2013 11 Comments
    Kiwi Fruit to Prevent Canker Sores

    Canker sores are common and can be quite distressing. Biting your tongue or cheek may be enough to set one off. But how can you prevent canker sores or encourage these aphthous ulcers, as doctors ter…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2013 16 Comments
    Finding Toothpaste That Won’t Aggravate Ca…

    Q. I suffered for years with chronic canker sores. I read that SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) in toothpaste can trigger this painful problem. How do I find toothpaste without SLS? A. Some readers report …

    By: Terry Graedon May 28, 2012 6 Comments
    Green Beans Banish Canker Sores

    Q. I wanted to report the success of one of your canker sore preventatives. Twenty years ago I started accidentally biting my lower lip, both while eating and in my sleep. Sometimes it happened while …

    By: Joe Graedon October 20, 2011 51 Comments
    Home Remedy May Ease Misery of Canker Sores

    Q. My 37-year-old daughter has battled canker sores her entire life. It's not unusual for her to have more than 10 at a time. She's tried a lot of different treatments over the years with little succe…