Canker sores are a common oral health issue. Also known as aphthous ulcers, cancer sores are very painful. They can appear anywhere inside the oral cavity – on the inside of your lips and cheeks, the base of your gums, on or under your tongue. They are different from fever blisters, which typically appear on the outside of your lips or the corners of your mouth.
Interestingly, canker sores take a couple of days before they reach their peak in terms of pain and irritability. In other words, they don’t start hurting immediately upon occurrence, which gives you some time to deal with it before it gets really bad.
There’s a simple trick you can do to get rid of this common, painful nuisance. Best of all, it doesn’t ask for any medication.
Start by mixing a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water. Swish around your mouth and gargle for a couple of minutes then spit out.
The next thing you do is warm up some water, preferably before going to bed, then squeeze some lemon juice and drink it. Don’t add any sugar in it. That’s it.
You’ll be amazed to see that your cancer sore will disappear completely by the next morning.
We will also suggest several other effective natural remedies for canker sores:
Baking soda neutralizes the acidity and relieves the pain and inflammation caused by canker sores. You should add some water to a teaspoon of it to prepare a paste, and apply it on the affected area. After a few minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat 3-4 times during the day.
Aloe Vera has potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and curative properties which will speed up the healing process and soothe the inflammation and pain. Just extract the gel from a fresh aloe Vera leaf and apply it directly on the canker sore 3-4 times a day.
Honey also has strong antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Just apply some honey around the canker sore several times daily. Initially, it will cause some pain, but it will be gone in a few minutes.
This beneficial herb effectively treats canker sores and provides instant relief. You should add 3 teaspoons of sage leaves to 2 cups of boiling water, set it aside for 10-15 minutes to cool and then use it to rinse your mouth.
The powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal properties of the coriander will help you reduce the pain and discomfort. All you need to do is to boil a handful of coriander leaves in a glass of water, strain and leave it to cool. Use this remedy to gargle at least 3-4 times a day.