Natural treatments for canker sores and cold sores

Canker sores are painful, open sores in the mouth that are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. The exact cause of canker sores is not known, but stress and tissue injuries have been known to lead to the development of these often-embarrassing sores. A niacin deficiency may also contribute to the eruption of canker sores. Treatment for canker sores and natural canker sore remedies are available Pharmaca.

There are two types of canker sores:

  • Simple canker sores: May appear three or four times per year and last up to a week, typically. Simple canker sores are most often suffered by people ages 10-20.
  • Complex canker sores: Less common and occur more often in people who have chronic canker sore outbreaks.

There are some warning signs of canker sores:

  • A tingling or burning sensation will occur prior to the appearance of the canker sore.
  • Evident sores inside your mouth, including on the tongue, soft palate or inside of the cheeks.
  • Sores that are round, white, or gray and with a red border.
  • In severe cases, you may experience fever, swollen lymph nodes and lethargy.

A cold sore, on the other hand, is the common name for Herpes Labialis, a disease caused by infection of the mouth due to Herpes Simplex 1 Virus Type 1. Herpes Simplex 2 is more commonly referred to as genital herpes.

A cold sore outbreak typically involves:

  • A rash or skin lesions around the lips, mouth and gums
  • Development of small, fluid-filled blisters
  • Raised, red, painful blisters
  • Broken and oozing blisters
  • Yellow crust that sloughs off to reveal healing skin underneath

There are many natural canker sore remedies available at Pharmaca; if you’re suffering from one, check out our entire line of treatment for canker sore options now!

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