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Canker Sores and swollen gums

My 18 yr old son has a couple bad canker sores one on side of tongue one right on top of mouth right behind front teeth. Our Dr. prescribed an ointment over phone for him yesterday and it is helping the one on his tongue but his gums are still really swollen on the top so much so it coming through his front 2 teeth. I am hoping he just needs another couple days on medicine. Has anyone else ever experienced this? He is worried it isn't going to shrink back to normal.
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Hello~I found out that what helped with my Canker sores was "Brewers Yeast" You can get it at any health food store. It is a powder or flakes. It tastes delicious on Cottage Cheese and is especially yummy on popcorn. It is loaded with all the "B"  vitamins, some minerals and amino acids. You see, lots of canker sores are due to a Vitamin "B" deficiency and certain minerals, brewers yeast has these nutrients in it. It is also good for regulating blood sugar as it is loaded with Chromium which is the blood sugar stabilizing mineral.
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