Canker sores. No matter how large or small, these mouth sores are a seriously painful condition to have. According to new research from Quintessence International there may be a new and “sweet” way to relieve you of the annoyance naturally.
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The Saudi Arabian study took 94 participants who in total had 180 canker sores, and split them into three groups. Two groups were given an over-the-counter topical corticosteroid (a paste/cream that acts as a protective barrier) to treat the pesky sores, and the last group was given honey. Yes, yummy, gooey, healthy honey.
Each participant was instructed to wipe their lesion daily after each meal for eight days or until it was completely healed. They also recorded their pain levels throughout the timeframe of treatment.