Natural Home Remedies to Fight Canker Sore

September 14, 2014
A canker sore it's a painful small or big bump, which can be on the lips, gums, the roof of the mouth, or tongue. Fight it with natural home remedies.

A canker sore is an ulcer or open blister in the mouth, due to stomach problems or fevers. It’s a very painful small or big bump, which can be on the lips, gums, the roof of the mouth, or tongue. This infection can cause fever and a lot of general discomforts.

In this article, we’ll tell you how to fight these annoying ulcers by using simple home remedies.

Natural Home Remedies to Fight Canker Sore

Aloe Vera or Aloe

Aloe vera to fight canker sore

Aloe is very recommended for canker sore since it provides very important benefits. For instance, right after the first use, the pain will be gone.

Besides, preparing this remedy is very easy: you just extract a little bit of the gel, also called aloe crystal, from the plant’s leaves. Open the leaf, then take out a few of the crystals and mix them with warm water. Stir it very well and use it as a mouth wash. It is the perfect remedy to put a stop to this discomfort in a very short amount of time.

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Homemade Mouth Wash

Since you’ll want to stop this problem as soon as possible, the fastest remedy is to make a homemade mouth wash. It’s very easy to prepare: take a half glass of water, then, add a tablespoon of salt, a tablespoon of baking soda, and finally a little bit of oxygenated waterMix well and gargle it at least four times a day. You’ll soon see good results.

Saline Solution

Saline solution for canker sore is only for really brave people because the burning will be very strong. If you can handle the burning of salt water while doing mouth rinses, that’s great. However, if you want to get rid of the ulcers sooner, put a little bit of salt directly on the ulcer and you’ll recover faster.

IceIce for canker sore

Remember that ice is used for reducing swelling and numb painful areas. That’s why it’s also recommended for this canker sore. You can put ice inside a small, clean cloth and put it directly on the infected area so that it lessens the pain.

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Please keep in mind

You should be aware of any type of injury you get in your mouth. Remember that this type of lesion is very common and it tends to disappear in a couple of days. If you notice that an ulcer lasts more than 10 days, it doesn’t hurt and keeps coming back; seek immediately a professional, since it might be a sign of oral cancer.

Proper oral hygiene is very important for preventing this canker sore. Brushing your teeth at least 3 or 4 times a day, mouthwashes, and flossing are healthy habits that you must teach your children since they’re little. Thus, you can help them prevent these health issues.

Indeed, you can also avoid painful mouth ulcers by changing your toothbrush every month. If you have to use dentures, try to establish a daily routine. For example, leave a glass of water in your bedroom and add five drops of Clorox to it. Then, when you go to bed, put your dentures in that glass. This way, you’ll keep them disinfected, and so, you’ll be less likely to get mouth ulcers.

 

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