7 Effective Home Remedies For Canker Sores

A lot of people suffer from the problem of canker sores. In this problem small sores develop in the mouth that causes a lot of pain and makes simple activities like eating and drinking very painful. The main reasons for the occurrence of the problem of canker sores is eating too much spicy food, bacterial infection in mouth, weak immunity, stress and hormonal changes. The common areas in which canker sores appear are inner side of cheeks, tongue, lips and gums and the common symptoms are pain, inflammation, irritation, burning sensation, slight swelling etc. The problem of canker sores get automatically treated within few weeks but then the pain is something that everyone cannot bear and therefore here are some effective home remedies to reduce the symptoms of the problem effectively.

Here Are 7 Effective Home Remedies For Canker Sores

1. Ice Cubes

Perhaps the simplest way to relieve the symptoms of canker sores is using an ice cube. Ice is very effective in reducing the burning sensation and inflammation caused due to canker sores. Not only this, ice also helps in reducing the problem of swelling and all you need to do is to simply apply an ice cube on the affected areas to get relief.[1]

 Ice Cubes

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda is rich in anti bacterial properties and hence is very effective in providing relief from the infection causing bacteria that cause canker sores. Not only this, the anti inflammatory nature of baking soda helps in reliving the pain and inflammation. Mix some baking soda in water and use this mixture to rinse your mouth 2 to 3 times in a day to get relief from the problem.[2]

Baking Soda

3. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel has strong healing properties and along with it aloe vera is also rich in anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties and therefore aloe vera provides great relief from the symptoms like pain, inflammation and swelling along with fighting off the main cause of canker sores that is the bacterial infection. You should therefore consume a small cup of aloe vera juice every to get rid of the problem.[3]

 Aloe Vera Gel

4. Yogurt

Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that are effective in providing relief from the problem of canker sores. Yogurt relieves the pain and inflammation and therefore you should consume fresh yogurt every day in order to get relief from canker sores.[4]

Yogurt

5. Honey

Honey is rich in anti bacterial properties and it is therefore very effective in fighting off the bacterial infection responsible for canker sores. Not only this, the anti bacterial properties of honey provide great relief from the pain and inflammation in the mouth. It is therefore advisable to apply raw honey on canker sores directly to get relief from the painful problem.[5]

 

Honey

6. Hydrogen Peroxide

A solution of hydrogen peroxide is also very effective in relieving the pain and inflammation caused due to canker sores. Therefore you should prepare its mixture and use it for rinsing your mouth 3 to 4 times in a day. Regular use of this remedy can provide complete relief from the problem of canker sores.[6]

Hydrogen Peroxide

7. Tea Bags

Tea contains tannic acid and tannic acid is rich in anti inflammatory properties which can provide relief from the pain and inflammation caused due to canker sores. All you have to do is to soak a tea bag in warm water and apply it directly on the areas where canker sores have appeared. You should keep it for 5 to 10 minutes to get best results.[7]

 Tea Bags