Canker Sores - Mouth Sores

Canker Sores - Mouth Sores

Synopsis

Sores which are found inside the mouth which have a red base and a white head.

 

Treatment

Wind Heat

  • concomitant sores with a cold - cough, headache, fever, aversion to cold
  • Rx- Liang Ge San

Heart Fire

  • canker sores mostly on tongue, irritability, thirsty, scanty dark urine  (W.M. - usually compared to viral infections)
  • Rx- Xie Xin Dao Chi Tang

Deficiency Fire

  • chronic canker sores which are mildly painful
  • Rx- Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + Rou Gui (bring fire back to Kidneys) + Qi Tonic

External Application

  • Wu Zhu Yu powder + Vinegar plaster applied on KD 1

Prevention

  • eat fresh fruit and veggies or if mother is breast feeding mother should eat deep green veggies and stay away from greasy, spicy, sweet foods