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November 2000 Issue

EN Investigates How to Calm Cantankerous Canker Sores

Q. I get recurrent canker sores. Can supplements or a change in diet help? A. Perhaps, if you detect and correct an underlying cause, such as a food allergy or nutrient deficiency. However, canker culprits are often elusive. Natural remedies offer palliative relief at best. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers in medical terms) are benign but painful small ulcers that typically occur on the inner surface of the cheeks and

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