Home Remedies for Canker Sores


Home Remedies for Canker Sores

Most of us look for home remedies for canker sores, as this disease is very common and happen very now and often. Canker sores are nothing but mouth ulcers that erupts in the mucous membrane of the mouth.  Adolescents and those in their youth are more likely to suffer from this disease. A large section of population at one point or another has suffered from this disease.

Causes of Canker Sores:

Although the prime reason behind the canker sores are yet to be found out but some reason can be citied as most commonly observed reasons.

  • Some times environmental and health reasons can be cited as causes of the disease but exact reasons are yet to be known.
  • Oral problems
  • Hormonal imbalance during the menstruation cycle
  • Anxiety or hypertension
  • Smoking
  • Sometimes genetic factors are also cited as reason.
  •  Sometimes some drugs also causes canker sores.
  • Sometimes it is caused due to some food allergy like tomatoes and chocolates.
  • Some toothpaste with certain compositions are also responsible for the canker sores
  • Deficiencies of iron, folic acid, or vitamin B12 can also be citied as reasons for this disease.
  • Helicobacter pylori; the bacteria causing peptic ulcers, is also a reason for canker sores.
  • Sometime inflammatory bowel syndrome can also be cited as the reason for the disease.
  • Celiac or abdominal sprue is also cited as the reasons for the development of canker sore.

Symptoms of Canker Sore:

  • One or more painful, red spots with likelihood of developing as an open ulcer
  • Center of the sore is white or yellow
  • The bumps are small (under 1 cm) but there can be larger bumps
  • Sore may heal in 3-14 days in normal circumstances
  • Fever
  • Discomfort can be witnessed in some cases
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Home remedies for Canker Sores

Vitamin: As deficiency of vitamin B12, folic acid, zinc and amino acid are also the reasons behind canker sore so it is said the vitamin supplements should also be taken as remedy.

Cure canker sore with Aloe Vera: Apply Aloe vera juice as mouthwash thrice a day to get speedy recovery from the canker sores.

Chlorophyll healing canker sores: Known for its blood detoxifying properties Chlorophyll tablets are taken as a home remedy for canker sore.

Rinse mouth with antiseptic: one can prepare an antiseptic mouth wash with 1/2 teaspoon of golden-seal powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water. Rinse your mouth four times a day with this solution. This solution will help cure the inflammation and get rid of bacterial infections if any.

Care canker sores with black tea: Placing wet black teabags on the affected part help relieving the pain from the region.

Cure Canker Sore with the myrrh mixture: For results a tincture of pure myrrh can be applied very now and often. It is also effective in mouth and tongue ulcers.

With application of these home remedies for canker sores one can get cured this disease at his own without spending too much money.



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