Canker sores are also known as aphthous ulcers or more popularly mouth ulcers. They are white or light yellow colored tiny sores that usually tend to grow on the inner surface of the cheeks or lips inside the mouth, but they also can be seen on the tongue and gums in many cases.
Don’t be scare, it is not a serious problem and quite often it comes and disappears itself within a few days. But it creates discomfort while eating.
Pain is aggravated and inflamed even more while eating some hot and spicy stuff. So need to be calmed as soon as possible.
Causes of Cancer Sores
There are many rumors about its exact cause. People suffering from constipation are very much likely to develop these mouth ulcers. Basically It is considered a food centric disorder. Certain foods especially food lacking in folic acid, zinc or vitamin 12 can cause canker sores. Regularly enjoying spicy processed food is also responsible for this. Mental stress and menstrual changes may also cause mouth ulcers.
Home Remedies for Canker Sores
Salt water with baking Powder
Baking powder due to its soothing and antibacterial effect is widely used to cure mouth ulcers. You can use it along by mixing it with some salt in water. Take a glass of warm water and pour 1 tbsp of salt and half tbsp of baking powder in it.
Stir the solution to have the resultant remedy. Now rinse your mouth with this solution twice or thrice in a day. If irritation persists then take gargles with simple water. You will feel great relief from these canker sores.
Applying alum on the Ulcers
Alum is well known for its healing effects. It is often applied on the face after shaving to end the skin inflammation and stop bleeding if any. It is equally effective inside the mouth if applied on the canker sores.
You can make a powder by crushing it and mix it with warm water to swish your math and then spit it out. Repeating it for 4-5 times will subsidize the pain due to canker shores and will heal it. You can also apply the alum powder directly on the affected spots.
Milk of Magnesia
Milk of magnesia comes in tablet and liquid form. Due to its laxative properties it is popularly used to treat constipation, one of the causes for mouth ulcers. But it can also be used as solution by mixing it with Benadryl allergy medicine and then is used to rinse the mouth to completely relieve from canker sores.
100% pure glycerin is an organic solution with a sweet taste. It is one of the best medicines for curing canker sores. It really has magical effects when comes to treat canker sores. It cures ulcers by providing them moisture and softness. Applying glycerin with cotton swab on the canker sores 2-3 times a day will make you free from canker sores in a couple of days.
Aloe Vera is a god gifted herb. It is used to treat plenty of body disorders. Because of its healing capability, it is quite effective to treat canker sores also. Regularly rinsing sores affected mouth with aloe juice will kick off the mouth ulcers.