Waking up with the discomfort of a canker sore or sore is a complicated situation when talking or consuming food. Let me tell you, it happens to most people, don’t think it’s just you. You can tell it’s a sore by its circular shape, with a white center and red edges, sometimes it turns gray. It is known as recurrent aphthous stomatitis and as you treat the symptoms you will be able to reduce the next appearance of these annoying ulcers.
Everything that happens to the body has a reason to be that is an indicator that has to be attended to, therefore it is important to know the causes that give rise to this discomfort. Canker sores are caused by a possible injury, bacterial infection, stress, lack of vitamins, or minerals.
To diminish its painful symptoms, I recommend you during the appearance of these, to avoid consuming foods with too much pungent and acid, this way you will avoid that the discomforts are prolonged.
Bicarbonate of soda
A natural antiseptic that will help reduce the alkalinity of the mouth. You can find it in the supermarket in powder form. By forming a paste with little water you can apply it directly to the area where the sore is located. You can also choose to mix it in a glass of water and use it as a mouthwash, this is recommended to be done two to three times a day. Consider that when you apply it you will feel some discomfort and more burning, leave it as long as you tolerate.
It is a chemical compound formed by two hydrogen and two oxygen molecules. Find it in the supermarket in the medicine area or directly in a pharmacy. Used to prevent infections, it is recommended to apply directly to the area with the help of an isotope moistened with hydrogen peroxide. Performing this practice is effective, if you do it two to three times a day you will see how the discomfort decreases. Avoid drinking oxygenated water, it should only be applied to the area.
Milk of Magnesia
Also known as magnesium hydroxide, you can buy it at the pharmacy. Like the other remedies, it will help level the pH of the mouth and fight bacteria. Apply directly to the affected area several times during the day. You can use a cotton ball or isotope to apply it directly.
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Camomile tea with honey
Since ancient times, honey has been used as much as chamomile tea and has demonstrated from generation to generation the good antiseptic properties of honey and its effects. For sores, it helps reduce inflammation as well as pain. Chamomile, on the other hand, has anti-inflammatory properties that can be used as a mouthwash or applied directly to the teabag at a considerable temperature.
Also called aloe or acíbar, you can get it in a nursery or surely your neighbors or relatives will have this plant. You will only need a piece of it, the idea is to cut from very low, not from its stalks, I recommend you use a small part. With a knife, you will cut off the spikes and you will only need the gel with the transparent part. It helps to the quick recovery reducing the pain, inflammation, and irritation, you can apply it directly on the wound several times a day.
Remember that everybody is different and so are the reactions.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.