home-remedy-mouth-ulcersMouth ulcers are open sores that appear in the mouth. They are also known by many other names like canker sores, cold sores, oral mucositis or aphthous stomata. They are white or yellow in color and cause sharp pain while eating, drinking or speaking.

The mouth ulcers can occur anywhere in the mouth which includes inner surface of cheek, lips, tongue or at base of gums. Most people suffer from mouth sores occasionally but some people find them appearing one after another. These type of ulcer are known as recurrent mouth ulcer.

Causes of Mouth Ulcer:

There are several factors that can lead to formation of canker sores or mouth ulcer. These factors include

  • Constant stress
  • Wrong diet and problem with digestive system like constipation
  • Infection of the herpes
  • Infection in mouth caused by chemicals like tobacco or alcohol
  • Hereditary factors
  • Any physical damage inside mouth either caused by chewing inside of cheek or over tooth-brushing.

Home remedy for mouth ulcers:

The pain caused by mouth ulcers are unbearable but if you follow these home remedies, it will ease out the pain and help you in getting rid of mouth ulcers quickly.

  1. Stop consuming hot and spicy food immediately because it will aggravate the pain caused by mouth ulcer.
  2. Papaya is an excellent food to consume during ulcers. It not only sooth the pain caused by it but also help you to heal quickly.
  3. Avoid chewing hard food instead take soft food that are very easy to chew.
  4. Change your toothbrush after every month.
  5. Alternatively gargling with hot water and cold water cure mouth ulcers.
  6. Don’t consume beverage like coffee or tea.
  7. Curd or butter milk is also beneficial in easing out the pain of mouth ulcers.
  8. Eat raw onions in salad.
  9. Apply paste of Indian gooseberry(Amla) over the ulcer directly. It will give you relief quickly.
  10. Dissolve one tsp of salt in one cup of warm water. Use this solution to gargle twice in a day.
  11. Create a paste of honey and coconut milk and apply this paste over affected area inside mouth.
  12. Mix hydrogen peroxide or baking soda in water and use this solution to gargle.
  13. Applying peppermint oil over the open sores gives relief from the pain.
  14. Chew basil leaves and then rinse the mouth with water. Follow this procedure 6 times in a day.
  15. Mix ripe banana in curd and use it as a desert. It will give you relief from pain.
  16. Increase intake of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B9. These vitamins have been shown to heal and prevent mouth ulcers.

Things you should know:

  • Mouth ulcers usually starts with a tingling or burning sensation at any spot inside mouth.
  • In one or two days a blister with red spot forms at that place and later followed by an open yellow or white ulcer.
  • In the final stage it can be 3 mm to 10 mm wide.
  • Mouth ulcers usually last in 3-5 days but in some cases it can trouble you for 3-4 weeks.

Ramnivas KushvahaAuthor:
Ramnivas Kushvaha
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hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site personal-fitness.org where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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Posted on: 04.08.2013 08:04

Damn it! mouth ulcers have stayed with me for years.In my memories,it's hard to find out one day that I eat without mouth ulcers...at first I used medicine and it didn't work,,now I leave it alone and try not to eat things that may cause the problem such like:hot and spicy food,boiled,bas ed on my experience..But i still wanna follow your suggestion for an attempt,thanks..


Posted on: 05.08.2013 21:15

Hi Ramnivas, great post i think mouth Ulcers happens due to some stomach problem becoz it depends on your eating habit if you eat spicy and oily food then there most chances to get Ulcers as compare to normal person and i think the best remedy for the same is glycerin just put the glycerin on Ulcers for 5 minutes and it will take round about 48 to get relief from Ulcers.


Posted on: 22.08.2013 14:47

Awesome idea for an article, these bug the heck out of me.

A few of those tips seem really good, I'll give them a try :)

jhon Gaidar

Posted on: 20.11.2013 20:17

Awesome idea !! Thanks :D

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Posted on: 29.11.2013 09:59

i had these once because i used to have too many cold drinks during my day like more than 8 to 10 almost every day and i was unable to eat salty and spicy food for days (everything contains these two ingredients btw) i recovered with medication if i knew that we can overcome it with the methods you have mentioned i would have tried these .. but Thanks God i am out of the trouble.


Posted on: 01.01.2014 14:50

Mouth ulcers are serious problems for many. The home remedies mentioned in this post will be useful for them because the ingredients are available in home itself. Can you specify any preventive measure to this disease? Taking Vitamin B complex capsules for two or three months will prevent this disease for a short period. But it will come again after some times. So it will be helpful, if you can point out some preventive method also.


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