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February 7, 2005

Some of you may have read about Dan's canker sore research and his accompanying invitation from the makers of Canker-Rid to try their product. It just so happened that at the time I had a canker sore, and there must have been a blue moon outside, because I very rarely get them. Anyway I tried it and here's my report. The product comes in a small bottle which you can squeeze or let drop the solution onto the canker sore. I found the application of the product somewhat difficult in this aspect because it can be difficult to get the solution to the nether parts of the mouth where the sore might pop up. I imagine you could use a paper towel or cotton swap to apply it, but I wasn't sure if that would be effective. At any rate, it had me dry the area first, which is understandable though a little awkward, since the mouth likes to stay wet. After drying, I squeezed a couple drops on the area and it immediately started to sting. That only lasted for 5-10 seconds, and then the whole area -- anywhere where the drops touched -- became somewhat raw, though not painful. At this point, I tried to keep my tongue away from the area, so as not to get my tongue covered in the stuff (which can be quite messy), and that caused an immense amount of drool as I also kept my mouth open. It was somewhat comical actually.The tenderness of the canker sore was diminished however, as was the entire area around it where the fluid had made contact. Several hours later, I reapplied in the same manner and again got the same results, though by this time pretty much any tenderness/soreness of the canker sore had disappeared, along with any feeling in the surrounding area. However, the surrounding area healed quickly (hours), and I have no more canker sore.Summary:
I will say that the stuff works though I can't say if it's the magic of the ingredients (bee pollen and alcohol), or the fact that it wipes out the whole area where the solution makes contact. I would like a better applicator, and were I to do it again, I would use a Q-tip to make less of a mess and to narrow the affected area. Overall, I think I'd give it a B+.

Posted by charr at 10:54 AM
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I had similar results with the application of the liquid, and it did sting quite a bit. I tried using a Q-tip but it took an awful lot of liquid because the cotton tip kept absorbing the liquid. When I finally drenched it, the stinging was more pronounced since I was actually rubbing the canker sore.I'm going to post my review tomorrow and Jason said he will probably do it sometime this week. Thanks for writing the review.

Posted by dan at February 7, 2005 2:50 PM

If it's not proper for me to comment, then I will understand if mine is not postedI read your report about our Canker-Rid and it was refreshing to read your candid comments.
I truly believe Canker-Rid deserves an ~ A ~ , but a B+ from someone else means more than my ~A~.
We have been beekeepers for over 30 years and we developed Canker-Rid from our honeybee products.
Keep in mind we(I) are beekeepers and my grammar will not be as polished as it could bee. Our eldest Son is our Webmaster and our daughter prints our business cards.I suppose one point I would like to make is, we received many thank yous by letters and e-mails thanking us for such a wonderful product. The testimonials you can read on our website are real from real people, they are not made up. We talk to a lot of our customers and potential customers and there are two things in common with 99% of them. They say ( to their knowledge ) they have tried every thing on the market and nothing worked, until they tried Canker-Rid, it works. The other point in common is that their doctors tell them they really don't know what causes canker sores. Some doctors will guess but they really don't know.We welcome anyone to tell the good word about Canker-Rid as word of mouth is the best advertisement that anyone can get. We are very small and can not spend the big bucks advertising like our billion dollar competitors.
Thank you
Tim Durham Sr.

Posted by Tim Durham Sr. at February 7, 2005 7:48 PM

Tim, you are more than welcome to post a comment, and I thank you for your input. Let me preface this by saying I'm a harsh grader. It's dubious many would qualify for an 'A' because an A represents the peak -- as in it can't be any better. A B+ is not bad, and I would have no hesitations recommending the product to a friend, granted that I also let them know what I thought about it. Perhaps the biggest improvement I would make is a better applicator to get to the "hard-to reach" places in the mouth without getting the solution all over the mouth.

Posted by Cameron at February 7, 2005 7:58 PM

We really do appreciate your input. We will give it due thought. If and when we change the applicator to get to the "hard-to reach" places,
We want it to be right. If you or any of your readers have suggestions or know of a specific applicator we can look at, your time and contribution will bee appreciated.

Posted by Tim Durham Sr. at February 8, 2005 8:52 AM

The applicator idea I have banging around in my head would be similar to one I've seen on some glue bottles. Basically you have an eyedrop-type dropper that unscrews from the top (also serves as the lid) and at the end of it's tube, it has a tiny sponge. When attached to the bottle, it is aways in the solution and when you pull it out, it is moist and ready to use, but the sponge prevents it from dripping all over the place. Plus, there is more solution stored inside the eye-dropper tube and if you don't have enough in the sponge, you can always squeeze a little into it from the tube. I don't know if this makes any sense, but it seems reasonable if you can get the idea.

Posted by Cameron at February 8, 2005 10:07 AM

Something like this with a little porous sponge attached to the end of the dropper:

Posted by Cameron at February 8, 2005 10:10 AM

I did go to the link showing the bottle with the dropper and thanks.
A lady just wrote us today with this idea.
"If you want to look into a spray bottle for Canker-Rid, check out the website for Therabreath products. They have a little bottle of mouthwash with a spray attachment, which would be ideal for Canker-Rid. I purchased a bottle at Walgreens store here in Wisconsin."

Posted by Tim Durham at February 9, 2005 7:48 PM

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