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Canker Sores
Canker Sores / Mouth Ulcers

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They tend to run in the family and are linked to immune system weakness. Many times sores occur after a  mouth injury, dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning or biting the cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid or Vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies and so on.

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis is the medical term given to an outbreak of canker sores. Canker sores (unlike cold sores) are not caused by a virus and therefore can not be passed from person to person. They do not appear outside of the mouth. You can not pass canker sores from person-to-person because they are not caused by a virus or by bacteria. Many health professionals, however, advise people with canker sores not to kiss. This is because bacteria from another person's mouth could potentially infect open canker sores.

A mouth ulcer that refuses to heal may be squamous cell carcinoma.

1. For me, the undisputed “King of anti-canker sores” is MELISSA.

2. I had great success using undiluted LAVENDER on my occasional canker sores. I apply Lavender 2-3 times daily or more if I feel to.

3. My son cleared up a canker sore within 24 hours with LAVENDER. It was incredible, and sure has sold him on using these oils. By cleared up, I mean it started to scab over, which has always, when using prescription medication, would take 4 or more days. Wow!

4. My dentist suggested that I use CLOVE oil on my occasional canker sores. I apply it directly without dilution, and it numbs them. They heal within a day or two, whereas they used to last at least 4 or more days.

5. I get canker sores when I’m run down physically, and they usually last a good 10 days. I got one the other day and decided to try PLAGUE DEFENSE essential oil blend. I put a drop on my finger and applied directly (undiluted) on the sore. I’d never believe this if it hadn’t happened to me, but that sore disappeared within ½ an hour.

6. I applied CLOVE essential oil directly on my canker sore several times the first day. The next day the pain was gone and the sore almost gone. I went ahead and applied the Clove a few more times the second day just to be sure it keep retreating, but it was basically gone by the second day. Yeah!

7. My son is very prone to canker sores, and he raves about Heritage PLAGUE DEFENSE MOUTHWASH. He has had very few sores since he started using this consistently and they disappear before they completely form.

8. I used your PARASITE FREE for a chronic skin rash, and my chronic canker sores disappeared as well. I’m not positive there is a connection here, but thought it was worth mentioning.

9. A little while ago, I noticed a canker sore on my tongue right before bedtime - I rubbed a drop of PLAGUE DEFENSE on it, and it had gone way down by morning! I think it was almost completely gone by that night, or for sure by the 2nd morning!. Wow. Then, my daughter had the same thing happen to her just two days ago!  We did the same thing, and she woke up and was so excited, because she thought her canker sore was gone the next morning!!! Oh my!   We're sold!  :-)  - M.H.

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