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How to Cure Mouth Ulcers Fast with 10 Home Remedies

How to Cure Mouth Ulcers Fast: A mouth ulcer is a general problem of millions of people. Mouth ulcers are said to be very irritating and painful sometimes and can affect your speaking and eat ability for sure.

Mouth ulcer looks like an open sore which is surrounded by a red inflamed spot and seems white and sometimes red in the middle. If you are also suffering from mouth ulcers and looking for simple methods as a cure then here we are mentioning How to cure mouth ulcers fast with 10 home remedies that can help you.

Causes of Mouth Ulcers:

Most of the time mouth ulcer appears inside the lips, cheeks, on the tongue and other parts of the mouth.

Eating excess junk food, hormonal imbalance, constipation, acidity, stress, heredity and mall-nourishment and lack of such nutrients and vitamins like B complex, iron, and vitamin C are prior causes of mouth ulcers.

A mouth ulcer is not a major concern but if not treated on time then it can be a major concern.

Though there are plenty of mouth gel, mouthwash and other products available to cure mouth ulcers still we will recommend you go for home remedies. Let’s take a closer look at that:

How to Cure Mouth Ulcers Fast:

1. Honey or Glycerin:

Honey is an excellent remedy for mouth ulcers. Honey includes anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is highly effective for mouth ulcers.

Also, honey has a fine product for soothing the ulcer’s inflammation. Make sure that use organic and raw honey, there is much artificial honey available on the market so be alert.

You can also use glycerine instead of honey, it also works great for curing mouth ulcer and both products are cost-effective, natural and easily available in the market.

How to use:

  • Take some organic honey or glycerin and dip a clean cotton ball and apply it to the affected area.
  • Leave it like that, and repeat this process 3 to 4 times a day.
  • You can also apply Manuka honey and for applying you can also use your finger, but first wash your hands properly.
  • In 2 to 3 days you will get the positive results for sure.

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2. Licorice Root:

Licorice root includes antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is quite beneficial for mouth ulcers.

Licorice root is especially helpful for curing mouth ulcers and other mouth disorders. You can have licorice root extract from any super-store or you can also have chewable tablets and gums that include licorice extract.

It will soothe your burning sensation causes mouth ulcer and provide a cool effect to your mouth.

How to use:

  • Take some part of the licorice root and crush it well and soak this powder in two cups of water for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Rinse your mouth with this licorice water for 2 to 3 minutes and repeat this process 2 to 3 times a day.

3. Baking Soda:

Baking soda or also known as sodium bicarbonate is a fine remedy for mouth ulcers. This is a common ingredient in every kitchen so you need not find it anywhere.

Baking soda contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property, which helps to reduce the burning effect and shrinks your mouth ulcer in a few days.

Baking soda is also helpful for removing mouth bacteria and germs as well as neutralizes the acidic level.

How to use:

  • Take one teaspoon of baking soda and mix some water so that you can make a thick and fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture on the affected area and leave it like that. Repeat this remedy twice in a day or until, you get rid of mouth ulcers.
  • You can directly apply some baking soda to mouth ulcer but it may cause little burning feeling.

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4. Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk:

Coconut milk and coconut oil both have a soothing ability, which reduces the pain and inflammation causes mouth ulcers as well as provides a healing effect on those stubborn mouth ulcers.

Try to use fresh coconut milk for mouth ulcers; do not use canned coconut milk.

How to use:

  • You can simply apply some coconut oil on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball or with your finger. Repeat this process 4 to 5 times a day.
  • Take some fresh coconut milk and directly apply to the affected area or you can also rinse your mouth with coconut milk for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat this process thrice in a day.
  • One can also add some drops of honey in the coconut milk and coconut oil for better results.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Mouth ulcers occur causes bacteria and germs that are present in your mouth. Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial property, which is beneficial for killing bacteria.

Its anti-inflammatory component provides a soothing effect to mouth ulcers and helps to heal them soon. You can have apple cider vinegar from any super-market.

How to use:

  • Take some raw and organic apple cider vinegar and mix equal water in that.
  • Rinse your mouth with this solution and swish this water in your mouth area properly.
  • Repeat this procedure twice in a day and until you get rid of mouth ulcers.

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6. Sea salt and Salt-water:

Sea salt also has anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-microbial properties, which is necessary for killing bacteria and healing the mouth ulcer fast.

So the simple saltwater is also beneficial for mouth ulcers. You can find both in your kitchen or can buy sea salt from any super-store.

How to use:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of sea salt in one glass of water, you can also add some drops of hydrogen peroxide in this solution.
  • Rinse your mouth with this water for 1 to 2 minutes, do not swallow it.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of salt and add it half glass of water and rinse your mouth with that.
  • Repeat both remedies twice in a day.

7. Aloe-Vera:

Aloe vera is a natural soother, which can be used for healing and be curing mouth ulcers easily and naturally.

How to use:

  • Cut some fresh aloe-vera and extract the transparent gel and apply this to the affected area and leave it like that.
  • You can also mix some honey with aloe-vera. Repeat this remedy thrice in a day.

8. Ice:

Applying some ice on the mouth ulcer can also provide a healing and soothing effect and can reduce inflammation and swelling causes mouth ulcers.

Simply apply some ice on the affected area two times a day.

9. Toothpaste:

Toothpaste has anti-bacterial property and a basic home item, which can reduce inflammation of mouth ulcers and cure them soon.

Simply apply some toothpaste with the help of your finger or you can also use Q-tip for applying.

Leave it for some time then wash your mouth. Repeat this remedy twice in a day.

10. Clove oil:

When we talk about mouth problems like ulcer and tooth pain then clove oil is considered as the finest remedy to cure them all and it works like magic as well. You can have clove oil from any super-store.

How to use:

  • Take some clove oil and dip a cotton ball into it and apply this on the affected area.
  • Repeat this remedy thrice in a day. Make sure that wash your mouth properly before applying clove oil.

All the home remedies are excellent for treating mouth ulcers, also make sure that avoid all kinds of spicy and junk food if you have a mouth ulcer. Keep your mouth clean and if you feel much discomfort then consult your doctor.

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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