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10 Home Remedies for Canker Sores

10 Home Remedies for Canker Sores
Canker sores are a painful condition of mouth. Canker sores can form on gums, inside cheeks, lips and tongue. During the time of canker sore is so painful to spend because it causes pain while eating and drinking. Ten home remedies are given below to cure painful canker sores.
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  • Canker sores are also known as mouth ulcers, small red bumps with yellow and white centers, are disruptions of oral mucosa and can be really painful. Canker sores can form on gums, inside cheeks, lips and tongue. They are very common and usually heal in one or twice week. But during the time of canker sore is so painful to spend because it causes pain while eating and drinking. Ten home remedies are given below to cure painful canker sores.

  • 1- Salt or Baking Powder Solution

  • Mix 1 teaspoon salt or baking powder in one cup warm water. Swish around inside your mouth and spit out, repeating two or three times a day.

  • 2- Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

  • Mix equal quantity of water and hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Dab a cotton swab to the solution and apply on canker sores. Do not swallow the solution. Hydrogen peroxide as an antiseptic agent will help to reduce amount of bacteria from the mouth.

  • 3- Aloe Vera and Baking Soda

  • Rinse mouth with aloe vera juice then place baking soda on canker sores holding with swab about 2-3 minutes.

  • 4- Plum Juice

  • Take 1-2 tbsp plum juice and use it as mouth wash or wet cotton ball in juice and hold on canker sore for a few minutes.

  • 5- Wet Tea Bag

  • Press a used tea bag against the canker sore for several minutes. The tea bag contains tannic acid which helps to relieve pain and also cure the canker sore.

  • 6- Tea Tree Oil

  • Mix 10 % tea tree oil in 90 % water and use it as mouth wash. Tea tree oil is considered best for skin disinfection.

  • 7- Ice

  • Apply a small sized ice cube directly over the canker sore and allow it to dissolve slowly. It will not disappear canker sore, but it will relief from the pain. The other way is use ice cold water to rinse mouth. If this remedy follows on early stage of canker sore then you will not feel much pain and discomfort.

  • 8- Onion

  • Onion has healing properties to canker sores. Take a small piece of raw onion and press it gently against the canker sore for about five minutes so that the juice goes inside the canker sore. It will help to heal the pain and disappear canker sore.

  • 9- Sage

  • Get advantage from sage for instant relief from the pain associated with canker sores. For making sage tea; add about three teaspoon of sage leaves to two glass of boiling water and allow boiling about fifteen minutes. Let it cool and then use it to rinse your mouth several times a day.

  • 10- Avoid Foods

  • Avoid spicy foods as well as abrasive foods such as nuts to minimize the discomfort and irritation of canker sores.

  • Follow above home remedies to get relief from canker sore pain. These remedies will really work and deals cancer sore effectively.

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