Monday, 19 August 2019

10 natural remedies for treating canker sores


Also called canker sores or sores, mouth ulcers can appear on the inside of the cheeks, on the tongue or on the palate. Although they are usually harmless and tend to disappear without medical treatment, they can be painful when eating, drinking or brushing teeth.

Although the exact cause of the sores is unknown, it is believed that they are the result of stress, poor diet and tissue injuries, according to the WebMD health information portal. Other common causes are poor oral hygiene and accidental biting of the lips, tongue or cheeks. They can also be a side effect of some medications and infectious diseases.

Below, you will find some natural solutions that will help to cure canker sores. However, if they take more than three weeks to disappear or appear too frequently, you should consult a doctor.

1. CHANGES IN DIET

If you usually have canker sores, you can make some changes in your diet that will help decrease their appearance.  You can start by avoiding spicy foods. These can irritate your mouth and make you more prone to have sores.

On the other hand, you should drink a lot of water and consume more foods rich in vitamin B , since its deficiency favors the appearance of ulcers in the mouth. These are some of them:

- Whole grains : oats, corn, barley, wheat, millet, brown rice and wheat germ.

- Nuts: walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, chestnuts and peanuts.

- Fruits: avocado, apple, melon, watermelon, raspberry, blackberry, blackberry, orange, mango and grape.

- Vegetables: soybeans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, beans and beans.

- Seeds: sunflower, flax, sesame and pumpkin.

- Vegetables: potato, cabbage, spinach, chicory, watercress, garlic, onion and tomato.


2. ICE


By acting as an anti-inflammatory and numbing painful areas, ice can help soothe the discomfort caused by canker sores. Wrap a bucket in a clean cloth and apply it to the sore. You can do this as many times as you want.

3. SALINE SOLUTION

Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with this solution. You will have to swish for approximately 30 seconds. Then, spit out the liquid. Repeat three times a day.

Salt is one of the most accessible antiseptics that exist, however, you should bear in mind that you will feel a lot of burning when applying saline solution on the sore.

4. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (HYDROGEN PEROXIDE)

Mix one part of 3% hydrogen peroxide with one part water. Dip a swab or cotton ball in this preparation and apply directly to the canker sore. Try not to swallow the liquid. For better results, repeat the process twice a day.

5. BAKING SODA

Form a small cake with a little sodium bicarbonate and water, and apply directly to the sore. This will help reduce the discomfort and cause it to heal faster. Another option is to mix it in half a glass of water and use it as a mouthwash. You can repeat the procedure up to three times a day.


6. SALVIA


Because it is healing and bactericidal, it is very effective in healing mouth ulcers. Prepare an infusion with a tablespoon and a half of dried salvia and use the liquid to make mouthwash.

7. CALENDULA

This plant can also help reduce inflammation. Prepare an infusion with a teaspoon of calendula flowers for each glass of water. Use the liquid to gargle.

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8. ALOE VERA OR ALOE

It is antiseptic, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and regenerative. To apply it in the mouth, remove a little of the gel contained in the leaves and place it directly on the sores. You can also mix it with water and use it as a mouthwash.

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9. COCONUT MILK

It is one of the most effective natural remedies for mouth sores. You just have to rinse your mouth with coconut milk three or four times a day until the ulcers begin to shrink.

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10. CHAMOMILE

Because of its antiseptic properties, it is ideal to help canker sores disappear faster. Prepare an infusion with half a tablespoon of dried flowers per glass of water and let it concentrate well. Use the resulting liquid to make mouthwash. It is important that you do not swallow it, since very concentrated chamomile can cause vomiting.

Important :It should be clarified that the Bioguide does not give medical advice or prescribe the use of techniques as a form of treatment for physical or mental problems without the advice of a doctor, either directly or indirectly. In the case of applying for this purpose some information of this site, the Bioguide does not assume the responsibility of those acts. The intention of the site is only to offer information of a general nature to help in the search of development and personal growth.

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