Dr. Oz: Canker Sores
Dr. Oz called down an Assistant of the Day from the audience to help him talk about canker sores. Her name was Crystal and she said she was in the audience because her boss, who was in the audience, too, surprised her with tickets. That’s a cool boss.
Crystal didn’t have canker sores now, but she’s had them before. She said they’re uncomfortable and annoying. Dr. Oz looked into her mouth with a video camera and Crystal was shocked. But there wasn’t any canker sores in there.
Dr. Oz: Canker Sore Causes
Canker sores can be triggered by stress, nutrient deficiencies, and the menstrual cycle. Dr. Oz asked Crystal if her boss stressed her out. Crystal said not this boss, but the last boss certainly did. That’s a good answer, considering her boss was right there!
Dr. Oz demonstrated what happens in the body when you get a canker sore. When you eat, you might get a little cut in your gum or lip. The body starts to try to heal it, but when you eat, you might cut it again. The body keeps trying to heal and you keep accidentally re-injuring it. Eventually, you end up with a big white sore.
Dr. Oz: Treatment for Canker Sores
But don’t worry. There’s a treatment for canker sores that’s completely natural. It’s called honey. Honey is in everyone’s kitchen and it has natural antioxidant properties. It actually beat a steroid gel in healing a canker store in a recent study.
All you have to do is swab the canker sore with salt water, then swab it with honey using a Q-tip three times a day. The study showed that the canker sore will go away in half the time using this method.
This is a great method! The next time I get a canker sore, I’m definitely going to try this. It’s so simple and easy!