10 Home Remedies To Help You Get Rid Of Mouth Ulcers

With a handful of natural ingredients, it’s not difficult to find ways to soothe the pain they cause and also to help you talk without a lisp, that's very important too.

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1. Salt water mixture

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When the salt content around cells is greater on the outside than the inside osmosis takes place, with water being drawn from in the cells to help balance out the concentration. When water is drawn out, the painful puffiness that excess fluid can cause is diminished. If you have a canker sore that is really puffed up that keeps rubbing or that you keep biting, gargling with salt water can help greatly.

This is also why salt water gargles help with a sore throat-reducing the painful swelling of the cells in the mucous membrane at the back of the throat. The warm water also produces a general sense of soothing relief, while the salt may help keep the area clean.

2. Honey

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Honey can soothe ulcers as it helps retain moisture and accelerates the healing process. It also has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

Simply dip a cotton swab in honey and dab it on the affected area. You can also use glycerin or vitamin E oil in the same way. For mouth sores caused by radiation therapy, use manuka honey.

3. Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate

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Baking soda can help soothe the pain of a shallow, irritating canker sore. Your mouth's acidity can irritate the sore further and make it more painful. The properties in baking soda neutralize the acidity and soothe the pain that comes with canker sores.
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Simply create a paste by mixing baking soda with water, and apply a thin layer with a cotton swab. Not only will it soothe the pain, but it also seals in the canker sore and gives it a chance to heal.

4. Coconut milk

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Common kitchen ingredients and herbs make good natural remedies to get rid of mouth ulcers but diet also plays a role in curing and preventing mouth ulcers. Get such natural and diet remedies for mouth ulcers.

All you need to do is to mix a little honey in one tablespoon of coconut milk. Massage the affected area with it. Do this three or four times a day. Alternatively, you can simply rinse your mouth with fresh coconut milk or massage coconut oil on the affected area.

5. Plain yogurt

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Yogurt is considered an excellent food for treating mouth ulcers as it helps in soothing the mouth as well as combatting bacteria responsible for this condition. Mouth ulcers are known to occur as a result of the presence of unhealthy bacteria in the mouth. Unhealthy bacteria become active when the balance of good and bad bacteria is disrupted.

Yogurt is not only beneficial for treating mouth ulcers, but is also helpful for preventing its recurrence. For treating mouth ulcers, it is advisable that you aim at consuming around 200 grams of yogurt each day.

6. Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera is an effective natural remedy for canker sores. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and curative properties that help ease the pain and inflammation as well as speed up the healing process.

Extract the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf and apply it directly on the canker sore. Do this several times a day. Alternatively, you can rinse your mouth with fresh aloe vera juice about three or four times a day. You can also take at least two tablespoons of aloe vera gel three times a day for quick results.

7. Celery

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Chewing celery sticks can help relieve pain. It also contains vitamins that promote faster healing. Place the pulp of the celery stalk on the affected area for at least 10 minutes at different intervals in a day. It also keeps bad breath at bay.

Celery is very effective on ulcers especially if the cause of ulcer is a deficiency of iron.

8. Used tea bag (preferably green or black tea)

Soak a tea bag in warm water and squeeze out most of the moisture. Apply this to the tingling spot as a compress four times per day. The experts at University of Michigan Health Services suggest that any tea bag may help, but green tea has been shown to have soothing and anti-microbial properties.

9. Raw onions

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The antibacterial health effects of raw onion make it a natural choice for mouth ulcers. While you need to eat a considerable amount of onion for it to help your mouth ulcer, your mouth ulcer can heal in just days with this remedy.

Eat 1/2 of the entire onion, chewing it on the side that is affected by the canker sore. Try to repeat this every day until the mouth ulcer is gone. If you don’t like eating onions raw, you can also put an onion through a juicer and drink raw onion juice.

10. Tumeric or kunyit

Apply turmeric paste to your mouth ulcer daily. Turmeric acts as a natural antiseptic and a cooling agent. Mix 3 tbsp. of turmeric powder with 1 tbsp. of water until the mixture turns into a paste. Apply the paste with a sterile cotton swab and cover the entire mouth sore. Leave in your mouth for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse well afterwards.

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