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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mouth Ulcers Common Causes & Home Remedies tips

What is Mouth ulcers?

A mouth ulcer is a painful sore in the mouth. It appears on the tongue, the lips, and the gums or inside the cheeks. The first sign of the sore may be a tingling, burning sensation inside the mouth. They can occur either singly or in clusters. They are usually white or yellow in color, surrounded by red halos. Usually they heal within 7 to 10 days. 

There are 3 types of ulcers:
1.            Minor ulcers
2.             Large ulcers
3.             Herpetiform ulcers (where one can have up to 100 very small painful ulcers)

Common Causes of Mouth ulcers

1.            Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C
2.             Poor dental hygiene
3.             Food allergies
4.             Stress
5.             Infections particularly herpes simplex
6.             Biting the cheek
7.             Hormonal imbalance
8.             Bowel disease
9.             Skin disease

Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

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

Tip 2:

Keep 1 glass of chilled water and 1 glass of hot water ready at hand. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water.

Tip 3:

Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for sometime. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day.

Tip 4:

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

Tip 5:

Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day.

Tip 6:

Eating raw tomatoes helps rid mouth ulcers. Can also gargle with tomato juice 3-4 times a day.

Tip 7:

Mix 7 parts of sugar candy (mishri) with 1 part of camphor. Apply on the blister.

Tip 8:

Mix a pinch of turmeric powder to 1 tsp glycerine and apply.


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