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Erythema Multiforme Mouth Ulcers
- Avoid citrus juices and salty or spicy foods.
- Eat a soft diet. Cold drinks can help numb the mouth sores.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Oral numbing sprays may be used in adults and children over 2 years of age. Brand names include:
- Baby Anbesol Gel
- Baby Orajel Teething Pain Medicine
- Chloraseptic oral
- Cepacol Maximum Strength Sore Throat Spray
- Cepastat Extra Strength Sore Throat Lozenges
- Hurricaine Topical
- Orajel Mouth-Aid for Canker and Cold Sores
- Use topical agents such as Gly-Oxide can be used directly on canker sores. You can make your own peroxide solution by diluting 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide in 3 four parts water.
- Use mouthwash after meals or warm saltwater gargles three times a day. Make this with one-half teaspoon (2.5 cc) of salt dissolved in one cup (240 cc) of warm water.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Acetaminophen for pain
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PubMed Erythema Multiforme References
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- Leaute-Labreze C, Lamireau T, Chawki D, Maleville J, Taieb A. Diagnosis, classification, and management of erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Arch Dis Child. 2000 Oct;83(4):347-52. 
- Letko E, Papaliodis DN, Papaliodis GN, Daoud YJ, Ahmed AR, Foster CS. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: a review of the literature. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Apr;94(4):419-36. 
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