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Home Remedies For Mouth Ulcers: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Mouth ulcers occur inside the mouth in the form of painful sores. Usually, within a week or two, it clears up on its own. However, for a quick cure, try these simple home remedies.

  • Baking Soda is a great remedy to cure mouth ulcers. It has anti-bacterial properties that can keep our mouth germ free. Sometimes ulcers are caused by acidic food or drinks. Being a natural neutralizer, baking soda can help cure it. Mix a little water with a spoonful of baking soda powder. Keep the solution in your mouth for a few minutes. You can also make a paste of water and baking soda and apply it on the affected area for better results.
  • Sea salt is a very effective disinfectant. It is an antiseptic which will prevent an ulcer from spreading. Take two spoons of sea salt and mix it in a warm glass of water. Rinse your mouth with it.
  • Coconut milk is a great pain reliever. Just mix some honey with coconut milk and apply it on the affected areas. You can also mix it with water and rinse your mouth.
  • Honey is a natural moisturizer and thus helps in accelerating the healing process of ulcers. It also has antimicrobial properties. Apply honey with the help of a cotton ball on the affected areas for a quick recovery.

Are there any side effects?

These side-effects might appear from the home remedies:

  • Applying Baking Soda in your mouth might cause a burning sensation.
  • Coconut milk might cause some irritation and burning sensation if you are allergic to it.
  • Coconut milk contains high sugar content, so if you consume excessively, it might increase your blood sugar level.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

The following precautions must be followed post remedy:

  • Avoid highly acidic food such as strawberries.
  • Reduce the intake of spicy food for a few days.
  • Avoid chewing gums and tobacco.

How long does it take to recover?

Usually mouth ulcers disappear on its own within a week or so. However, with these remedies, you can get rid of them within 2 to 5 days.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Provided, you take proper precautions post cure, there is very little chance of mouth ulcers appearing again.

Is there any training or experts required?

The remedies suggested here can be prepared easily and all the items are readily available too. Hence there is no requirement of being trained to perform these remedies.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Low Price Range :

Approx Rs 10- Rs 50

Training Requirement:

The remedies suggested here can be prepared easily and all the items are readily available too. Hence there is no training required to perform these remedies.

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It often happens that one or more tender areas inside your mouth make eating, drinking or talking painful. They might deprive you of a spicy meal or of the pleasure of drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Little sores that come in the way of your otherwise content life are mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers are white or yellow open sores with an itchy red ring around them. They can appear on your lips, at the base of gums, on the soft palate, at the sides of your tongue and in the hollows of your cheeks. They are formed on non- keratinized mouth tissues and can create a constant burning sensation. Ayurveda focuses to improve a person's health through a diet regime, the use of herbal compounds and through the implementation of health practices which are mostly unheard of. This traditional branch of medicine can prove to be very effective if tried out under the supervision of a reliable practitioner. It is because of its usefulness, governments of several countries across the world endorse researches in the field of Ayurvedic medicine. Take care of mouth ulcers in the following ways: 1. Use a decoction of leaves: It is good to gargle with the liquor of a few kinds of leaves; certain leaves can relieve you of the burning sensation. Leaves of the guava tree or mehendi and aamla leaves can be boiled in combination with alum to extract a thick decoction. Washing your mouth repeatedly with this decoction will help you to treat ulcers. 2. Remedy constipation: Constipation has been steadily associated with mouth ulcers. To remedy this problem one can take Triphala Choorna. 3. Avoid anything piquant: Compromise on taste and turn away from hot and spicy food. Not having anything hot and peppery results in immediate relief. Tea, coffee, curd, pickles and even tobacco or alcohol should not be consumed during this period. 4. Try Licorice: Chewing a piece of licorice can help you in getting rid of oral ulcers. Licorice is known to counter any kind of mouth decay. It also benefits the health of your teeth. When this is boiled in water, you can sip on to the resultant sweet drink and almost forget pain. 5. Try Chebulic myrobalan: Chebulic myrobalan needs to be consumed in its powdered form. You can add honey to soften the powder. Use of this compound will surprise you with is effects. 6. You may apply Irimedadi taila: Direct application of this oil on the ulcers can be of great use.
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It often happens that one or more tender areas inside your mouth make eating, drinking or talking painful. They might deprive you of a spicy meal or of the pleasure of drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Little sores that come in the way of your otherwise content life are mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers are white or yellow open sores with an itchy red ring around them. They can appear on your lips, at the base of gums, on the soft palate, at the sides of your tongue and in the hollows of your cheeks. They are formed on non- keratinized mouth tissues and can create a constant burning sensation. Ayurveda focuses to improve a person's health through a diet regime, the use of herbal compounds and through the implementation of health practices which are mostly unheard of. This traditional branch of medicine can prove to be very effective if tried out under the supervision of a reliable practitioner. It is because of its usefulness, governments of several countries across the world endorse researches in the field of ayurvedic medicine. Take care of mouth ulcers in the following ways: 1. Use a decoction of leaves: it is good to gargle with the liquor of a few kinds of leaves; certain leaves can relieve you of the burning sensation. Leaves of the guava tree or mehendi and aamla leaves can be boiled in combination with alum to extract a thick decoction. Washing your mouth repeatedly with this decoction will help you to treat ulcers. 2. Remedy constipation: constipation has been steadily associated with mouth ulcers. To remedy this problem one can take triphala choorna. 3. Avoid anything piquant: compromise on taste and turn away from hot and spicy food. Not having anything hot and peppery results in immediate relief. Tea, coffee, curd, pickles and even tobacco or alcohol should not be consumed during this period. 4. Try licorice: chewing a piece of licorice can help you in getting rid of oral ulcers. Licorice is known to counter any kind of mouth decay. It also benefits the health of your teeth. When this is boiled in water, you can sip on to the resultant sweet drink and almost forget pain. 5. Try chebulic myrobalan: chebulic myrobalan needs to be consumed in its powdered form. You can add honey to soften the powder. Use of this compound will surprise you with is effects. 6. You may apply irimedadi taila: direct application of this oil on the ulcers can be of great use.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I get thrushes /mouth ulcers once or twice a year. Suggest some home remedy or homeopathic treatment.

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth. Although they're uncomfortable, they're usually harmless and most clear up by themselves within a week. Rinse your mouth several times a day. You can use 1 cup of warm water mixed with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon salt, followed by rinsing your mouth with plain water. Use an extra-soft toothbrush and a mild toothpaste. You can soften your toothbrush in hot water before using it. Take care.
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My daughter is frequently suffering from ulcer is there any home remedy for mouth ulcer.

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Hi doctor, I am a 26 years female. I have a gastric problem, acid reflux since two years and I want to cure it permanently in natural way and also mouth ulcer from two days please doctor help me I am suffering a lot. Thank you.

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