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Home Remedies for Canker Sores

You can treat canker sores using these natural home remedies. There are 7 more natural cures to get rid of canker sores at

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There couldn’t be a worse morning when you get up with a bad taste in the mouth, caused by canker sores.

Canker sores are mouth ulcers that are painful, but not contagious. Simply put, they are small crater-like ulcers with a yellow or white center. Usually, they heal within a couple of weeks. Cankers sores are mostly accompanied by a tingling or burning sensation around the affected area.
It is believed that they are more common in women than in men. Unlike cold sores, they are not caused by the herpes simplex virus.

But causes, there are many. For instance,

mouth trauma or accidental cheek bites
consumption of acidic or spicy foods
emotional stress
food allergies and sensitivities
nutritional deficiencies
low immunity
inflammatory bowel diseases
Celiac disease
Behcet’s disease
bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers
hormonal changes, especially at the onset of menstrual cycles
and genetic predisposition…

Take remedial measures as soon as you notice the initial signs or symptoms. A simple and fast way to get relief from pain and inflammation is to apply ice cubes on the affected area.

Here are some easy-to-do home remedies:

Home Remedy 1
• Mix a quarter teaspoon of turmeric in a teaspoon of honey.
• Apply it on the affected area.
• Rinse after 15-20 minutes.

Home Remedy 2
• Add a teaspoon of coriander seeds to a cup of water and boil it. (You may also use coriander leaves instead of seeds)
• Strain the concoction.
• Rinse your mouth with this solution 3-4 times a day while it is lukewarm.

Home Remedy 3
• Take 1 tablespoon of crushed licorice root (mulethi).
• Soak it in 2 cups of water for 2-3 hours.
• Use it as mouth rinse.

Additional useful tips
• Soothe the affected area by applying cold used tea bags.
• Aloe vera gel or tea tree oil mixed in water also are helpful in providing relief.
• If you are prone to mouth sores, do not use toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulfate; it is likely to cause irritation.
• Avoid taking hot foods, beverages and spicy foods until your canker sores heal.

Once you’ve tasted success and are done with canker sores, here’s wishing you bon appétit!

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