Mouth ulcers are painful white opening sores that appear inside from the mouth. Mouth ulcers are very common in most of the people. It is also known as cranker sores. It occurs in all ages of people including children. It causes pain and uneasiness specially when you drink and eat. These ulcers are mainly found in gums, tounge and inside of the cheeks and lips.
When ulcer is about to occur you feel burning and tingling sensation in the mouth.They are not ulcer contagious but always tend to recur. These ulcers may occur one at a time or in clusters. Mouth ulcers generally last for about one week or ten days.
Causes Of Mouth Ulcers:
- Unhygienic dental conditions
- Deficiencies in nutrition’s such as B12, Vitamin C and iron
- Food allergies
- Accidental bites in the mouth and the cheek
- Hormonal imbalance
- Disease in bowels
- Skin disease
- Underlying disease conditions
Home Remedies For Mouth Ulcers:
Licorice Root: Soak 1 tablespoon of crushed licorice root in two cups of water for two to three hours. Use it as mouth rinse several times a day. You can also take deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) extract available as chewable tablets or gargle with DGL dissolved in warm water.
Coconut Milk: It is a good medicine for ulcers. Extract milk by grating fresh coconut. Now gargle with this coconut milk for about three to four times in a day.
Coriander Seeds: An infusion of coriander seeds is an Ayurvedic remedy that can bring considerable relief and reduce inflammation. Boil one teaspoon of coriander seeds in a cup of water. Strain it and allow it to cool. Swish it around in your mouth. Do this three or four times a day.
Fenugreek Leaves: Take one cup of fenugreek leaves and boil them in two cups of water. Strain the water and keep it aside for sometime by covering it with a lid. Gargle this water twice or thrice daily.
Honey: Honey is full of antioxidants 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.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is an effective natural remedy for mouth ulcers. Take at least two tablespoons of aloe vera gel thrice daily for quick results.