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Canker Sores

Canker sore is the common phrase used to refer to small ulcers in the mouth (Aphthous stomatitis), and many anti-ulcer compounds have been tested for their usage against canker sores in reducing inflammation and pain.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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grade-c Minor Very High See 2 studies
Appears to be more effective than control, but less effective than the reference drug of 0.1% triamcinolone acetonide
grade-c Minor - See study
Was able to reduce canker sores when topically applied, but was not compared to a reference compound.
grade-c Minor - See study
A reduction in canker sore size and the pain associated with them are observed with topical lavender application

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