Stomach troubles and fevers can sometimes lead to mouth ulcers – open blisters that form in your mouth. Sufferers may have small spots or big, painful bumps normally found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth or tongue. Not only are these infections uncomfortable, but they can also cause fevers.
Want a few tips and tricks for combatting mouth ulcers? Read on for a few simple remedies that you can prepare at home.
Aloe or Aloe Vera
Aloe is a gentle remedy that is highly recommended for mouth ulcers and other ulcers. Its properties are so powerful that one treatment will normally eradicate the pain of these blisters. It’s so simple to prepare the remedy. Just extract a little bit of the gel, also called aloe crystal or gel, from the plant’s leaves. Open up the leaf, remove a little gel and mix it with warm water. Stir well and use the mixture as a mouth wash. Before you know it, you’ll feel the discomfort disappear!
When you’re in pain, you need fast solutions. This homemade mouthwash will destroy your mouth ulcer – and it’s really easy to make. Just add a tablespoon of salt, a tablespoon of salt and a bit of oxygenated water to a glass of water. Mix well and gargle with it at least four times a day. You’ll see results quickly.
We won’t kid you. Because this remedy is essentially salt, you’ll feel the burn. The pain doesn’t last long, though, and it will be worth the discomfort. So, if you think that you can handle the burning of salt water, rinse your mouth thoroughly. Want to banish ulcers even faster? Put a bit of salt directly on the sore.
Ice is useful for reducing swelling and for numbing painful areas, which is why it’s recommended for treating mouth ulcers. Put ice inside a small, clean cloth and place it directly on the infected area. You’ll feel immediate relief.
When it comes to mouth sores and inflammation, you should take care. They are common and do tend to disappear in 2-3 days, but if you have an ulcer that lasts more than 10 days that doesn’t hurt and keeps recurring, you should see your GP immediately to rule out oral cancer.
Proper oral hygiene can go a long way toward preventing mouth sores. Your healthy habits should include brushing your teeth three or four times a day, using mouthwash and flossing. If you have children, teach them the importance of looking after their mouths.
Toothbrush looking sad? Get rid of it. In fact, if you don’t change your toothbrush frequently enough (about once a month), you might often find irritating ulcers start appearing. If you have dentures, try to cultivate the habit of having a glass of water in your bedroom. Add five drops of oxygen bleach to the water and put your dentures in the glass overnight. This will keep them clean so that you’re less likely to get mouth ulcers.