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
and Herpetiform ulcers (where one can have up to 100 very small
Causes of Mouth ulcers:
such as iron, vitamins , especially B12 and C, Poor dental
hygiene, food allergies , stress, infections particularly herpes
simplex, biting the cheek, hormonal imbalance, bowel diseases
and skin disease are the common causes of mouth ulcer.
Home Remedies for Mouth ulcers
Grind some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this
3-4 times a day.
Keep 1 glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at
hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water.
Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreeks leaves and remove.
Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3
times a day. Tips 4:
Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when
slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day.
Chew on 5-6 Tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat
5-6 times a day.
Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. You can gargle with
tomato juice 3-4 times a day.
Mix 7 parts of sugar candy (Mishri) with 1 part of camphor.
Apply on the blister.
Mix a pinch of turmeric powder to 1 tsp glycerin and apply.