Up until a few months ago I had never had a canker sore in my life. I had no idea that the blasted things hurt so badly. I couldn’t even go to sleep, but I found this fabulous website:
And honest to goodness, once I tried those remedies the pain was gone that night and the next day the canker sore was gone. Granted, I probably went overboard, but this is what I did. First: baking soda and salt rinse. I’d actually been doing this already, but I did it again. Next: peroxide rinse. Finally: even though it hurt a little less, my mouth was still killing me, so yes, I mixed liquid benadryl and milk of magnesia and used it as a mouth rinse. OMG
The pain went away instantly and I was finally able to go to bed. Does anyone have any idea why this would work, and for that matter who was the genius (or desperate soul) who discovered it?