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Canker sores and mouth ulcers; how to avoid and relieve pain

For years, I've been suffering from canker sores.
Canker Sores are white ulcers that forms inside the mouth.  They are quite painful and can last 7 to 10 days.  There are many theories about canker sores, however, there's no simple explanation as to how to avoid outbreak.


It is important to note that Canker sores are not transferable to others by contact.  Canker Sores differ from Cold Sores (HSV-1)

Here are some suggestions as to why you may develop a canker sore:
1.  Fatigue
2.  Stress
3.  Compromise to immune system
4.  Food allergies or sensitivity
5.  Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS)

Sodium Laurel Sulfate is a detergent in most toothpastes, it provides the foaming action.   It is best for people with canker sores to avoid this ingredient in their mouth.  Foaming detergent will irritate your mouth.  Check the ingredient list on your toothpaste.  So far, the most accessible toothpaste that is SLS free is Biotene for Dry Mouth.  You can purchase at most drugstores and supermarket…

Cold sores, herpes (HSV-1) for Lip Permanent Makeup Procedures

Common question asked by Permanent Makeup Artist when performing lip procedures..."Have you ever had cold sores or fever blisters?"  On average, 1 in 3 clients will answer "Yes".  Cold sores are highly contagious and is transferable to others.

Cold sores or fever blisters pop up on the lips or surrounding skin around the lips.  You may feel a tingling sensation around the mouth.  They are clusters of sores, red in color, and secrete a clear fluid.  They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).  HSV carriers have periodic outbreak due to fatigue, stress, compromise to their immune system, over exposure to sun/wind, or  trauma to the lips or mouth area.  Upon outbreak, average duration of time to heal is 2 weeks.  During outbreaks, it is highly contagious to others.   May transfer to others via sharing of utensils, food, toothpaste, kissing, etc...

For those people that are not an HSV-1 carrier, Permanent Makeup lip procedure cannot give you herpes.   The arti…