Homeopathy treatment for Canker Sores

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Homeopathy treatment for Canker Sores

Description

Canker sores or apthous ulcers are small oval ulcerations of the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue. The cause is unknown, but deficiencies of some vitamins and minerals, including iron, Vitamin B-12, and folic acid, may predispose a person to canker sores. They often occur, in susceptible people, after eating too much acidic food. They usually resolve on their own in seven to fourteen days.

Symptoms

Small, painful ulcers with a raised border, surrounded by a red ring of inflammation. They can be extremely painful. The pain is often aggravated by acidic foods and drinks.

Complications

None.

Look

What is the color and size of the canker sores?

Is there just one sore or are there several?

Exactly where are the sores located?

Listen

"My canker sores really burn." Arsenicum album

"My mouth feels hot and dry and is really sensitive to sour things, salt, and spices." Borax

"I have a chubby baby with canker sores who sweats on his head." Calcarea carbonica

"I get canker sores and herpes in my mouth often." Natrum muriaticum

"I get bad canker sores with lots of saliva and a bad taste in my mouth." Mercurius

Ask

What brought on the canker sores?

How severe is the pain?

What makes the pain better or worse?

Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine

The most common medicines for canker sores are Natrum muriaticum and Borax.

·         Arsenicum is useful for burning canker sores in a chilly, anxious, needy person.

·         The most frequently used medicine for canker sores in infants is Borax, especially if there is also a tendency to have thrush.

·         Give Calcarea carbonica if the infant is flabby and sour-smelling with a  large, sweaty head.

·         If there is also a tendency to get herpes, try Natrum muriaticum first.

·         If the canker sores seem to come on after excessive expo- sure to the sun, try Natrum muriaticum.

·         If the person has bad breath, is drooling, and has a metallic taste in the mouth, give Mercurius.

·         Give Sulphur if the person has a hot, dry, burning mouth and desires sweets and spicy food.

Dosage

·         Give three pellets of 30C every four hours until you see improvement.

·         If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.

·         After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.

·         Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every one to four hours).

·         Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) usually only need to be given once. Repeat only if the symptoms return and are still severe.

What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care

Homeopathic medicines shorten the course of canker sores and help to relieve pain and inflammation. If canker sores are frequent, consult a qualified homeopath for constitutional care in order to prevent future recurrences.

Other Self-Care Suggestions

Reduce stress.

·         Take a high-potency multivitamin with B-complex.

·         Avoid citrus, tomato sauce, vinegar, and other acidic foods.

·         Apply pharmaceutical-grade alum powder to the canker sore with a cotton swab several times a day.



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