Tuesday, March 7, 2017

20 Natural and Effective Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers You Should Know

Mouth ulcers are an unpleasant condition, which can cause great discomfort and pain. It is a white, circled by an inflamed red border, and usually found on the cheeks, lips, under the tongue, or at the bottom of the oral cavity.

TYPES OF MOUTH ULCERS

  • Minor Ulcers – are the most common type and occur in about 80% of the cases. They usually take 7 – 10 days to heal.
  • Major Ulcers – also known as major aphthous ulceration, they occur in 10% of the cases. They usually merge with adjacent ulcers to create a large one, resulting in severe pain.
  • Herpetiform Ulcers – it is very painful and is formed due to an infection with herpes simplex. Women are more prone to this kind of ulcers, which usually occur in clusters of 100 smaller, painful ulcers.

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CAUSES OF MOUTH ULCERS
  • Food allergies
  • Stress
  • Skin disease
  • Unhygienic dental conditions
  • Herpes simplex infections
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Accidental bites in the cheeks and mouth
  • Underlying disease conditions
  • Deficiencies in vital nutrients, like iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B12.
  • Some disease in the bowels.

Luckily, these home remedies will surely help you treat mouth ulcers and canker sores.

1. Gargle some fresh coconut milk 3 – 5 times a day.

2. Gargle a glass of cold water and follow it with a glass of lukewarm water.

3. Take 2 tablespoons of aloe Vera gel 3 times every day.

4. Boil a teaspoon of coriander seeds in a cup of water. Gargle while still warm, 3 – 4 times a day.

5. Boil some coriander leaves in water and then allow the water to cool. Gargle the lukewarm water 3 – 4 times every day.

6. Add a cup of fenugreek leaves to 2 cups of water and boil them. Then strain and gargle it 2 – 3 times every day.

7. Dissolve a half teaspoon of salt in a cup of water to make a salt water mouthwash. Swish for 30 minutes before spitting it out.

8. Drink some water after chewing 5 – 6 holy basil leaves. Repeat this treatment 5 -6 times a day.
Prepare a paste by mixing a ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey, and then rub it on the affected area.

9. You can eat raw tomatoes every time you suffer from mouth ulcers. Alternatively, gargle with tomato juice 3 – 4 times every day.

10. Mix camphor and sugar candy in the ratio of 1:7, and apply the mixture on the blister.

11. Mix a teaspoon of glycerin with a pinch of turmeric powder and apply the mixture on the affected area.

12. Hold cranberry juice in your mouth for some time to treat mouth ulcers.

13. Plain yogurt is effective in treating canker sores.

14. Massage the gums with a mixture of coconut oil and honey.

15. Eat a banana with curd before eating anything else in the morning.

16. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil to a 1/3 cup of water, to prepare a homemade antiseptic mouthwash. Swish it for 30 seconds before spitting it out. It will lessen the pain and treat the infection.

17. Prepare a paste of Indian gooseberry and then apply it on the affected area. This should be done 2 – 3 times a day.

18. Dab 2 drops of tea tree oil directly on the affected area to treat the inflammation and soothe the redness.

19. Consume onion-rich salads to eliminate mouth ulcers.

20. Use sodium bicarbonate to treat mouth ulcers.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:
  • Include a cup of cranberry juice with each meal.
  • Use soft brush to clean your teeth in the morning and before bedtime.
  • Eat soothing foods such as yogurts, ice-cream, and custards. Also, try eating relaxing foods like mixed cool fruits custard, which will help you get rid of burning ulcers.
  • Be sure to use a straw when drinking cold drinks or water.
  • Keep away from hot and spicy foods.
  • Avoid addictive foods and drinks, such as alcohol and tobacco.
  • Avoid hard foods and beverages like tea and coffee.
Following these tips and natural remedies will help you treat mouth ulcers easily and quickly.