Home Remedies for Canker Sores

A canker sore is medically known as aphthous ulcer. It is an ulcerous, painful open sore that can breakout inside the mouth or upper throat. It is characterized by a break in the mucous membrane. Cause of these non-contagious sores is unknown. Canker sores can also be called aphthous stomatitis or Sutton's Disease, especially if the sores are multiple, major, and recurring. However, the sores are treatable with the help of medicines, there are a few home remedies which you can try to get relief of this painful condition. Below are a few home remedies to treat.

Make a mixture of equal amounts of Benadryl and milk of magnesia. Apply on the painful canker sore with help of a cotton swab. Benadryl has ingredients that reduce the inflammation and sensitivity of the sore. Make sure you do not swallow the mixture, else you can face difficulty with swallowing foods.

There are different over-the-counter antiseptic creams, lozenges, and mouthwashes available to cure. These over-the-counter products provide relief from the pain induced by the sore/s. Oral hygiene also plays a vital role.

If you are troubled by frequent sores, watch your diet. Your regular diet must be having a food that you are in some way allergic to. Identification of that food can take time, or there is a possibility that you don't find it. However, most likely foods to cause are nuts, chocolates, tomatoes, and shellfish.

Avoid foods that are hot, whether in terms of temperature or in terms of spiciness. Hot food items can burn and sting the sore. Also, one should avoid rough and scratchy foods, like chips, chocolates with nuts, etc.

Cayenne can be a pain reliever as it contains capsiacin. This constituent causes the pain-causing nerves to desensitize. You can apply cayenne pepper directly on to the canker or try candies with cayenne pepper.There are different over-the-counter antiseptic creams, lozenges, and mouthwashes available to cure. It can be irritating for few individuals, initially, but is definitely helpful in alleviating the sore pain.

Rinsing your mouth regularly with aloe vera juice multiple times a day can be of great help in curing. Freshly-prepared juice proves to be the best. You can also add 1 teaspoonful of salt, 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, and some water to the aloe vera juice. Rinse four to five times a day. Warm water rinses also help to a good extent.