Treatments for Canker Sores (Aphthous Stomatitis) in Children

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It is especially important for your child to avoid spicy, salty or acidic foods, which may cause further mouth irritation.

Since it's a viral infection, antibiotics are ineffective. Treatment may include:

  • increased fluid intake
  • acetaminophen for any fever or pain
  • proper oral hygiene
  • topical medications (to help decrease the pain of the ulcers)
  • mouth rinses (to help ease the pain)
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