Well for those who don’t know what these canker sores are then for their knowledge canker sores are a kind of mouth ulcers that usually occurs on the soft part of your mouth for example at the base of the gums, but there doesn’t appear on the lips. The one who has suffered from the pain of canker sores, know how painful can these be. These are referred to as the aphthous ulcers in the medical terms. They are not contagious at all, and they get healed by their own in one or maybe in two weeks in severe conditions. They can be very painful and irritating at the time of eating and also while talking.
The small blisters appear white and greyish ringed with red edges. These are more usual to happen in the females more than the males. They can happen due to various reasons, and because they appear repeatedly, there must be some cause. Let’s see what the common causes behind the problem canker sores are.
What causes Canker Sores?
Canker sores can occur due to many reasons, and I have listed some of them below:
Stress: It is one of the most common reasons that give rise to a lot of health issues. Stress is when we are worried about something, and we are not emotionally stable enough in a state to handle the situation. The stress and anxiety have a horrible effect on our health. It straightforwardly affects our immune system, even causes the acid reflux, which ultimately leads to the canker sores.
Minor cuts in the mouth: the tissues inside your mouth are incredibly soft and delicate. IT is very usual to get bruises here very easily, it can be while eating you bitted the inside of your cheek, or while brushing, and much more. That’s why one should take care while brushing the teeth. Brushing too aggressively not only can cause the canker sores but also can cause bleeding in your gums.
Mouthwashes: if you are from the ones who prefer to use the mouthwashes then let me tell you that the mouthwashes contain a chemical compound in them, named sodium lauryl sulfate. If you are already suffering from the issue of canker sores, then you should seriously avoid using the kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes containing sodium lauryl sulfate in it.
Heredity: These can also appear if someone in your family has already dealt with the crank sores. Then you are likely to get them as well.
Deficiency of vitamins: Have you ever noticed that because medicine is recommended to those who are suffering from blisters in the mouth? Well, the reason behind is that the crank sores and other mouth ulcers are more likely to occur if your body is lacking proper vitamins, especially of vitamin b12. Becosules tablets are rich in all the types of vitamin b.
Immune system sensitivity: if you are allergic to some foods, then they can also cause canker sores. Some of the most common foodstuffs that are responsible for causing the canker sores are chocolates, eggs, coffee, cheese, strawberries, etc.
Natural remedies for treating the crank sores
The crank sores get healed by themselves in one or two weeks, but they cause a much pain that forbids a person to eat and talk properly. There are several medications, like capsules and gels that are available in the market. But, there are many home remedies that you can do to get rid of the canker sores. Below you will find some of the natural home remedies that can be effective for you.
- Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek is a ubiquitous ingredient that is available in almost every person’s kitchen. The fenugreek seeds are effective in resolving several problem problems in our body, maybe some of them are already known to you. But do you know that’s these are also beneficial in the cases of canker sores? No, well the seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium C, Carotene, zinc, and much more. Also, it is packed with healing properties, which helps to heal the sore in your mouth. You can consume it by adding its leave in your diet, or you can let one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds sit in one cup of water overnight, and in the morning you can gargle with this water.
- Baking soda
The acidity level of your mouth can irritate the blister of your mouth and can even worsen the situation. Baking soda is alkaline in nature, which will make the ph level of the mouth alkaline. It will help the canker sore to heal faster. For the remedy, you need to add one and a half tablespoon of baking soda in a warm cup of water. Use this solution to rinse your mouth and then gargle again with fresh water. Repeat it three times in a day to get noticeable results.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient that is used in almost all home remedies to solve the problems of our body. It contains acetic acid as its main component. However, it is acidic, but it will not do any harm. It will only remove the harmful bacteria present in your mouth to maintain a healthy oral condition. If you are habitual of using a mouth wash, then it is the best alternative rather than using the ones that contain SLS in them that even make the condition worse. For the remedy mix about a tablespoon of it and add it to a glass of water. Gargle with this water, what more surprising that you can even gulp down the mix, and it will still be beneficial for your digestive system.
- Clove oil
Clove has been used for treating dental problems for years; it is because one of the active ingredients named eugenol is very beneficial in eliminating the pain. You can easily find clove oil from your local pharmaceutical store. It can be applied directly to the canker sore to get relief from the pain.
These are some of the home remedies made out of the natural ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen. You can try these remedies to heal the sore quickly.