Also indexed as:Aphthous Stomatitis, Aphthous Ulcers, Mouth Ulcers
Pain caused by canker sores can make it difficult to eat, drink, or speak. How can you soothe the pain and shorten the healing time? According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Try a gluten-free diet||Sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains, has been associated with recurrent canker sores in some people.|
|Uncover food allergies||Food sensitivities or allergies may make canker sores worse, an elimination diet can help you identify foods that trigger canker sores.|
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