How to Treat Mouth Ulcers Naturally

  posted by: Rio Dianne

 

 

how to treat mouth ulcersCanker sores and aphthous ulcers are other terms for mouth ulcers. Generally, these are small mouth blisters specifically less than a half centimeter in diameter and are characterized with white and yellowish sores. They can be seen on the cheek area, inside the lips, throat, or as tongue ulcers.  Though they aren’t really contagious unlike cold sore, having to suffer from mouth ulcers can really be irritating especially because they get in the way every time you eat, drink, and talk.  The actual causes why many are afflicted with this condition is unknown, but it is believed to be because of triggers such as stress, sensitivity to specific chemicals, acidic foods, trauma, etc.  Apparently, there is a lot of available treatment on how to cure canker sores.  They can be taken with drugs to remove them easily, but sufferers can also use remedies found right at home on how to treat moth ulcers naturally. So, how to get rid of them, you wonder?  Read on for the natural cures for aphthous ulcers.

How to Treat Mouth Ulcers Naturally

  • Brush your teeth regularly and switch to a toothpaste that is free from sodium lauryl sulphate as they’ve been linked to incidents why mouth ulcers occur.
  • The most widely known home remedy on how to treat mouth ulcers naturally is by mixing a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and gargle it.
  • Eat foods rich in probiotic such as yogurt and kefir.  These probiotic foods can aid in getting rid of sores in the mouth.
  • Consider taking Vitamin B complex supplement as their known to decrease the occurrence of canker sores.  You can also drink Vitamin C supplements to boost your immune system.
  • A home remedy which is trusted to cure the situation is through drinking a glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon on it and a teaspoon of honey.  Honey and lemon are known to increase your immune system, thus it will be very helpful in treating colds, cough, and sore throats.
  • Make an infusion of your herbs such as chamomile, basil, Echinacea, etc. and drink a cup of the infusion three times daily.
  • Since some foods are also linked to why the canker sores occur, one should avoid foods including greasy foods, dairy products, acidic foods, preservatives, and caffeine-rich beverages.
  • Make a paste with baking soda and apply it on the affected area.

Follow the tips given above to treat the problem right away.  And yes, prevention is still better than cure which is why one should stay away from the triggers if you’re looking for ways on how to prevent this problem to happen.  Live a stress-free life and quit smoking if you are as those are some of the predisposing factors that can lead you to having mouth ulcers.

 

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Maan Says:December 5th, 2010 at 1:29 am

Can this progress to mouth cancer?

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