Does your mouth ulcer make it difficult for you to eat, drink and even talk?
suffering chronic mouth ulcers/canker sore – quite common among adults as well as children
A mouth ulcer is the loss or erosion of part of the delicate tissue that lines the inside of the mouth (mucous membrane). Some of the causes include certain drugs, chemicals and infectious disease such as herpes or thrush. The most common cause is mechanical injury, such as accidentally biting your cheek.
Mouth ulcers are quite common and they can be caused by a number of factors. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or ill-fitting dentures might trigger mouth ulcers. They can also be caused by an impaired immune system or nutritional deficiency of vitamin B-12 and iron. Viral infections can also cause mouth ulcers.”
Horrible mouth ulcers/canker sore on tongue,teeth,lips and throat – How can you take care of the mouth sores
- Avoid eating oily, spicy foods, hot beverages, eating candy, chewing gum, hard foods etc..,Include fresh fruits containing vitamin c ,raw vegetables as part of your diet
- Include buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese in your diet
- Use soft bristled toothbrush when brushing teeth
- Maintain good oral hygiene
Simple effective home remedies that can stop this -Decrease the risks of a bacterial infection – speed up the healing process
Gargling – Use a saline rinse
You can gargle your mouth alternating with hot and chilled water or apply ice on the part where you have the ulcer. That will reduce the swelling.
Mix a teaspoon Rock salt or a pinch of baking soda with a warm glass of water, Hold this solution in your mouth and swish from side to side. Gargle and spit the solution. Repeat a few times a day. You can substitute salt with cup of butter milk
Take some coconut milk and gently massage the mouth ulcers. Gargle your mouth with coconut oil or apply natural coconut oil to the affected part will reduce the swelling
Its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer.Apply little honey onto the mouth ulcer or mix in a little turmeric to make a paste that can be applied to the affected area. Honey helps to retain moisture and prevent dehydration. It also helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth.
Tips to use honey – Try to purchase fresh natural honey .Pure honey contains no artificial agents or additives. Try to purchase branded honey /established stores or local markets. Fake honey devoid of all health and medicinal benefits?
Chew a few basil or tulsi leaves along with some water for about three to four times every day. This will help the ulcers go away faster.
Reduce your stress levels by doing an activity that you find relaxing, such as yoga, meditation or exercise.