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Husband Frequently Gets Canker Sores From Stress

Author: Megan H.
Date: 05-09-2015
Views: 2,835
Word Count: 130
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10617-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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My husband gets canker sores (little painful sores in the mouth) quite frequently, mostly from stress. Once they are there, he cannot seem to leave them alone. They get inflamed and irritated quickly, causing him quite a bit of pain.

He now dabs a drop of Thieves essential oil blend neat (undiluted) at the site when he first notices a canker sore developing. To apply the Thieves blend, my husband just puts his finger over the bottle, tips it back and forth, and applies the essential oil that is on his finger to the sore.

The initial application stings, but it numbs and soothes the sore. This seems to help it heal or, at the very least, keeps my husband from making it worse while the canker sore heals on its own.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: aphthous, aphthae, apthous, canker, mouth.

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Supporting Scientific Study
canker-sores - "RAU [recurrent aphthous ulceration] patients treated with [topical] lavender oil showed a significant reduction in inflammation level, ulcer size, healing time (from 2-4 days [2 days (40%), 3 days (50%), 4 days (10%)]), and pain relief mostly from the first dose, compared to baseline and placebo."Link

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