Medicines for mouth ulcers

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Medications for cold sores, such as triamcinolone acetonide, hydrocortisone acetate or hexamidine isethionate with tetracaine hydrochloride, can be used in the form of an ointment, spray or oral solution and help to reduce pain, facilitate the healing process or eliminate the bacteria that develop in the herida.

The causes that give rise to canker sores are unknown, however, they have been associated with small local traumas such as the use of orthodontic or cepillary devices; allergies to some food or medicine; gastroesophageal reflux; periods of stress; deficiency of vitamin C, folic acid, hierro and zinc; o certain infectious or systemic diseases. See other causes that can cause canker sores.

Generally it is not necessary to carry out treatment of the canker sore, as it tends to disappear only in a few days, if I stop, in case the canker sore does not disappear in a couple of weeks, if it is very big or produces a lot of pain, it is important to help. doctor or dentist, so that he can recommend the best treatment, including the use of medication.

Ointments, sprays and oral solutions for cold sores

The ointments, sprays or oral solutions are applied directly to the canker sore and act to protect the affected area, reduce inflammation and favor the temporal relief of pain.

Some ointments that can be recommended by the doctor or dentist for the treatment of canker sores are:

1. Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a medicine in the form of a spray or gel with a moisturizing, protective and healing action of the oral mucosa, which provides immediate relief from pain and discomfort caused by canker sores or ulcers in the mouth.

This medicine can be found in association with aloe vera, for example, a substance that helps to regenerate the cells of the oral mucosa, accelerating healing. You can buy it in pharmacies or drugstores under the commercial name GUM aphtha clear or Bexident.

2. Polycresulene

Polycresulene is another medicine that can be used for the treatment of canker sores, due to its healing and regenerating properties.

This medication can be found under the commercial name Albocresil in the form of a gel or solution for direct application in the canker sore and should not be ingested.

3. Tyrothricin

Tyrothricina is a medication for canker sores that can be found in association with other substances, such as lidocaine hydrochloride or hydroxyquinoline sulfate, which have an antiseptic, antibacterial and analgesic action, helping to reduce, eliminate or inactivate bacteria that are present in the area, in addition to providing immediate relief from the pain caused by the cold sore.

This medication can be found under the commercial name of Oralsone, in the form of a spray or gel, for use on the cold sore or mouth, and must be used under medical or dentist indication, and is sold under a medical prescription.

4. Hydrocortisone acetate

Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid with potent anti-inflammatory action indicated for the treatment of canker sores. This medication can be found in the form of an ointment and generally contains other associated substances, such as neomycin sulfate, troxerutin, ascorbic acid or benzocaine, which help to relieve pain, improve healing and eliminate bacteria from the affected region.

This medication can be found under the commercial name Oralsone in pharmacies and must be used under medical or dental advice, as it may contain neomycin in its composition, a type of antibiotic, which must be sold by prescription.

5. Benzidamide

Benzidamide or benzidamide hydrochloride is a drug with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anesthetic action that helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain and discomfort caused by canker sores.

This medicine can be found in pharmacies under the commercial name Vantal, without using the spray, for direct use in the cold sore or in the mouth, without ingesting it.

6. Benzocaine

Benzocaine is a good option for treating canker sores in adults caused by dental devices, post-adhesive dentures or oral infections, and it helps to reduce pain and inflammation due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory characteristics.

These medicines are available in liquid and gel presentations, under the commercial names Kanka and Gargax, and must be applied directly to the cold sore.

7. Hexamidine with Lidocaine Hydrochloride

The combination of hexamidine with lidocaine hydrochloride results in an antiseptic and analgesic drug indicated for the rapid relief of the pain caused by thrush, in addition to keeping the affected area clean, favoring healing.

This medication can be found under the commercial name of Hexomedine, in spray, and must be used under the guidance of a doctor or dentist, for a maximum period of 5 days.

Pastillas for canker sores

Pastillas for the treatment of canker sores are indicated by the doctor in serious cases such as: weakened immune system by diseases or cancer treatment, for example.

The main tablets that the doctor may recommend include:

  • Corticosteroidsto reduce mucosal inflammation and treat systemic diseases;
  • antibioticsto prevent or treat infections in the cold sore zone;
  • Medicines to reduce stomach acidityespecially in cases of gastroesophageal reflux that can cause canker sores.

These tablets must always be used under medical advice, from the time of the infection to be treated.

Home remedy options

There are also some home remedies that can be used to help with the treatment of canker sores, such as drops of salvia water, which relieve pain and inflammation, and accelerate the recovery of wounds.

In addition, making mouthwashes with tibia water and salt can also help reduce inflammation and irritation caused by canker sores. See the following video for other home remedies for canker sores:

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