Does Listerine work?

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I really need hep to treat my tounge ulcer. It just ruin my day. I have tried used listerine. But no improvement.
Atasha (UK) 26 September 17
The brown Listerine works. It burns like hell..so bad to the point where you might feel lightheaded. But after you spit out..it is a tremendous relief on your tongue.
sheak17 14 May 17
For some reason, only the wicked brown Listerine helps with .mouth sores. I have tried every one and only the brown one provides a healing effect.
Tina 4 April 17
I have had bad recurrent mouth ulcers for 7 years and almost never have a day without one (always several going on and new ones develop while the old ones are healing - which takes WEEKS). I have tried everything. Read somewhere that Listerine helped so started using it but was also using Trinolone oral paste (ordered from Thailand as can no longer get in UK) and had a good few months of way less severe ulcers. I thought as long as I got the paste on as soon as one started it was controlling them. However the last 2 months the evil ulcers have been back in force, and the paste didn't seem to be helping anymore. I had run out of Listerine so wasn't using it. I have just started using it again and all of a sudden the ulcers have abated. I don't know if it is coincidence, but I have a suspicion that Listerine is the key. Of course it might have nothing to do with it but I just wanted to mention it here in case it helps someone else to live with the evil curse of recurrent mouth ulcers! I have also used Corsodyl but it only ever gives me very temporary relief so isn't a long term solution for me. Good luck.
Heather 23 January 17
listerine is actually very helpful. it immediately cure the infecions in the mouth. it is an effective sought after remedy but only if the mouth ulcer is not to out of hand. listerine provides relief and hels with the curing even though it is a long process
ria 19 February 15
My guess is that Listerine will work on a newly-developing sore if the mouthwash is given a chance to get-at the bacteria that may be the cause of the sore. If you have bit your lip or cheek, breaking the mucous membrane, then it is likely that you have injected a load of bacteria from your tooth into that spot. My experience is that if I use a toothbrush to gently (you may have to make it bleed so the blood will help flush-out the bacteria) roughen and clean-out the spot and then use an antiseptic like Betadine or Listerine or even ordinary salt, and brush that into the spot, then the spot won’t develop into a canker sore/mouth ulcer.
TomF 19 April 05
closysii oral rinse is excellent, it has no strong taste, it just tastes like water infact, it actually destroys all the bad bacteria that can also cause bad breath, it is really refreshing, you can also get the toothpaste which is free from SLS so it will be beneficial to alot of mouth ulcer sufferers.
nic 18 April 05
I use Oraldine, it certainly helps to relieve the pain, and i am sure that it helps if used when the first signs of an ulcer appear, it can be bought from almost all high street chemists in the UK, and some supermarkets, on the subject of using Listerine, does it contain alcohol? I have been told that using any mouthwash containing alcohol will ’dry out’ the ulcer and potentially make more painful.

Hope this helps,

Dan
Daniel (UK) 15 April 05
i think corsodyll works better than listerine, but again it is only temporary relief, it wont actually get rid of the ulcers. I am using closysii toothpaste and oral rinse, that seems to be working
nic 5 April 05
I too have used listerine for years. It gives an ounce of relief, but does nothing else.
Jennifer 5 April 05
i use listerine all the time it does not stop them
roy 4 April 05
Is there any other mouthwash better than listerine for mouth ulcers?
Jacyn 2 April 05
So does listerine work?

Is it supposed to help prevent ulcers or just help heal them?
Jacyn 2 April 05

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