11 July 2012

Mouth Ulcers: 5 Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

If you've never experienced this before, mouth ulcer is a round white or yellow bump with red halos around the edge on the tongue, the lips, and the gums or inside the cheeks.

Mouth ulcers make it painful to eat and talk.
Minor mouth ulcers may be caused by irritation from braces, a sharp or broken tooth or poorly fitting dentures, accidentally biting the inside of your cheek, tongue, or lip, brushing teeth incorrectly, burning your mouth from hot food or drink or chewing tobacco. Sometimes, an iron deficiency or certain medication can also cause mouth ulcers. Apparently, mouth ulcers aren't contagious, so it's not spread through kissing or sharing utensils.

You heard it's a good idea to gargle your mouth with salt to get rid mouth or tongue ulcers, but if you have tried it and it seems didn't work for you, you may consider trying home remedies from MedIndia to treat mouth ulcers.

Tip 1: Use fresh coconut milk
Grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day. 

Tip 2: Hot and cold tricks
Keep 1 glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water. 

Tip 3: Try coriander seeds
Boil 1 tsp of coriander seeds in 1 cup of water. Remove when slightly warm gargle. Repeat 3-4 times a day.

Tip 4: Eat raw tomatoes
Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. You can also juice it and gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day.

Tip 5: Apply turmeric powder 
Mix a pinch of turmeric powder to 1 tsp glycerine and apply on the blister. 

Have you ever experienced mouth ulcers or ulcers on the tongue? Tell me, how do you cure it?

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