Home Remedies for MOUTH ULCER

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What is Mouth ulcers?
Common Causes of Mouth ulcers
Home Remedy for Mouth ulcers

What is Mouth ulcers?

A mouth ulcer is a painful sore in the mouth. It appears on the tongue, the lips, and the gums or inside the cheeks. The first sign of the sore may be a tingling, burning sensation inside the mouth. They can occur either singly or in clusters. They are usually white or yellow in color, surrounded by red halos. Usually they heal within 7 to 10 days. There are 3 types of ulcers:
  • Minor ulcers

  • Large ulcers

  • Herpetiform ulcers (where one can have up to 100 very small painful ulcers)


Common Causes of Mouth ulcers

  • Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C

  • Poor dental hygiene

  • Food allergies

  • Stress

  • Infections particularly herpes simplex

  • Biting the cheek

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Bowel disease

  • Skin disease

Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

Tip 1:

Grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day.

coconut milk

Tip 2:

Keep 1 glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water.

Tip 3:

Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day.

fenugreek leaves tea

Tip 4:

Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day.

Tip 5:

Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day.
tulsi leaves

Tip 6:

Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. Can also gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day.

Tip 7:

Mix 7 parts of sugar candy (mishri) with 1 part of camphor. Apply on the blister.

Tip 8:

Mix a pinch of turmeric powder to 1 tsp glycerine and apply.

turmeric powder

Tip 9:

Rinse your mouth with a paste made of licorice and water to treat mouth ulcers.

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Iam age is 23... i have mouth ulcer every 15 to 20 days in a month... i can't eat ,speak,drink water.. im crying many days for this problem..please solve my problem..first , i have this pblm only in my mensus days,but now i have this pblm lot of days...
012345  Saturday, November 9, 2013
Tip 9: Add 1 table spoon of Salt to 1 Glass of Water, mix it wel and gargle your mouth with this water salt act as a good disinfectent
SGG28  Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I am facing mouth ulcer problem from my childhood, I have not found good solution for this.
Karthik_Kumar  Saturday, August 3, 2013
First understand the cause for the mouth ulcer and then try to reconciliate this cause. For example, I am allergic to wheat and whenever I have it I get sore mouth due to ulcers. So I do not eat wheat. Next try to have papaya - if you get constipated at the same time of having ulcers. You ulcers will heal faster. Try to drink lots of water and if possible do have oranges or mandarins or lemons in your everyday diet. Hope this helps.
Meg_Sa  Sunday, July 7, 2013
I am facing mouth ulcer problem from my teen age,I have not found good solution for this, I am in marketing job, i feel very difficult to talk, please help me
amara  Sunday, May 19, 2013
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