homemade heating pad camphor tablet making machine:The 6 Best Cold Sore Medicines of 2022

2022-04-10 13:47:49

homemade heating pad camphor tablet making machine:The 6 Best Cold Sore Medicines of 2022

  Cold sores and canker sores are two different things and so treatment is different for both.

  “Cold sores are blisters, caused by the herpes virus, that often form around the lips, although they can also form on the gums or the roof of the mouth. Once the blister pops, a scab forms,” explains Jin Lin, DMD, pediatric dentist with Hurst Pediatric Dentistry.

  “Canker sores, in contrast, are small ulcers that appear inside your mouth, often on the inside of your cheeks or lips,” he continues. “They typically have a white, yellow, or grayish center and a red border. The exact cause of canker sores is unknown, but common triggers include stress and trauma to soft tissues in the oral cavity—for example if you bite the inside of your cheek.”

  Most medications aimed at treating cold sores are antivirals in order to stop the herpes virus from replicating. This means they won’t work on canker sores, where there is no virus.

  In addition, says Chris Airey, MD, Medical Director at Optimale, “most cold sore medicine you can buy without a prescription is not meant to be ingested and is intended for topical use.” So you can’t apply them inside your mouth. One notable exception is Zilactin, which is safe for inside your mouth. Its active ingredient is benzyl alcohol, which helps numb the pain of canker sores and cold sores, though it doesn’t treat cold sores in the same way as Abreva.

homemade heating pad camphor tablet making machine:The 6 Best Cold Sore Medicines of 2022

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