Patient Comments: Canker Sores - Oral Medications


Which medications have you tried for pain or to treat your canker sores? What would you recommend? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: RonCK, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I’m 7 weeks post-operation from total hip replacement surgery. First off, my sympathies go out to all who have had issues in making a full recovery. I hope you’re able to reach a turning point. I’ve had what’s been described as a fairly routine surgery and recovery. I’m currently able to walk without any walking aids. My doctor was very aggressive on my rehabilitation regiment by prescribing 12 sessions of in home and 6 weeks (so far) of outpatient physical therapy, which I went all in on and believe that’s why I’ve recovered so well, thus far.

Comment from: Jean, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

Topical medicines help canker sores, but hard to locate on spots. I think they shorten the time and numb, but as I said hard to get on spots. Hard gel falls off Q-tip easily before you get to the ulcer.

Comment from: Cindy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I was taking naproxen for several days to alleviate back pain, but am convinced it caused an outbreak of canker sores as I had 3 form at once. Now I see that naproxen is a known trigger for many and canker sores are a side effect of naproxen, so it should be pointed out before advising canker sore sufferers to take it for pain.

Comment from: Faulk, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

My doctor prescribes a Medrol Dosepak (prednisone) for my canker sores. This is the only thing that helps me. The pain is gone in a day or two at the most, and the canker sores heal in about four days.


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