What works better against aphthous ulcers? Honey applied with a Q-tip three times a day after meals was compared head-to-head against an over-the-counter soothing pain-relieving paste and a prescription steroid cream.

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What about preventing canker sores in the first place? In some people, diet may be the culprit. See my video Apthous Ulcer Mystery Solved (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/apthous-ulcer-mystery-solved/).

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