March 13, 2020






Can you get canker sores from kissing someone?
Let’s first understand the cause of canker sores. According to Chinese medicine theory, canker sores appear when you have heat in the spleen and stomach, or they can be caused by asthenic weak spleen and dampness. Heat in the spleen and stomach is usually accompanied by red swollen canker sores, yellowish urine, red tongue and yellow tongue coating. Asthenic spleen and dampness is usually accompanied by yellowish complexion, poor appetite, chest fullness, fatigue, frequent diarrhea. Those with high stress, frequent late nights may have yin deficiency and excess heat, and will also experience canker sores easily. Canker sores are not contagious so you can not get canker sores from kissing someone. However, kissing can transit other diseases. For example, cold sores are caused by the herpes virus, and herpes virus can be transmitted through saliva and lip contact. When infected, avoid kissing others.
Although canker sores are not contagious, they can also cause discomfort when kissing. It is recommended to avoid drinking, eating heavy flavoured and oily and fried food. You can also drink the following soup or try the external rinse recipe to relieve discomfort. When you have recovered, you can kiss again.

Tip: external rinse recipe
Effects: clears heat and detoxifies
Ingredients: 9g honeysuckle, 9g coptis chinensis
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Brew the ingredients with 200ml hot water and steep for 5-10 minutes until aroma develops. When cooled, you can apply the tea with cotton swabs to the canker sores affected area.
Notes: for external use only. Apply three times a day. Use consecutively until the canker sore improves.

Night-blooming cereus soup with corn and burdock
Effects: clears heat, dispels dampness and clears summer heat. Relieves canker sores, bad breath, nosebleed, constipation. 
Ingredients: 1-2 fresh night-blooming cereus, 2 corns with silk, 1 burdock, 40g rice beans, 80g lotus seed with core, 2 figs
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Soak fresh night-blooming cereus in water to clean and cut into short pieces. Keep silk on corn and remove husk and cut into pieces. Peel burdock and cut into pieces. Combine all ingredients with 2000ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt to taste. 
Note: not suitable for those with asthenic and weak body condition and spleen and stomach.

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