Get Rid of Canker Sores for Good

Mouth Ulcers, also known as Canker Sores, are an extremely common affliction worldwide and %20 of the population suffers from them at any given time. These ulcers come and go fairly quickly, and have no serious underlying cause. Some reasons that are believed to cause canker sores include infected small wounds in the mouth, a blemish caused by a stray fork or clumsy dentist, biting, stress, and lack of sufficient amounts of Vitamin B-12 in your body. The sore itself is a small, round wound somewhere on the inside of the mouth with a white center surrounded by a circle of slightly swollen flesh.Get Rid of Canker Sores for Good

The ulcer causes constant pain, but this is little more than a nuisance. The real issues start when you speak, eat or drink, because coming into contact with food or beverages sets off a burning sensation and pain. Spicy and acidic foods are the worst, and from my personal experience, ketchup can cause downright crippling pain if it touches an ulcer. Usually, these ulcers disappear within a week or so, but while they’re still around, they are a major inconvenience, so you’d probably want to cure them as quickly as possible. There are a few methods for quick relief.

Allicin is a substance with strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-septic abilities, and is found in high quantities in garlic.

Get Rid of Canker Sores for GoodRubbing a piece of garlic on the ulcer will dull the pain, as well as kill off the bacteria causing it, resulting in fast healing. Cut a clove of garlic in half, and rub the cut side in order to access the allicin rich juices inside and place it on the ulcer. Bad breath notwithstanding, this method is effective. You should rinse out your mouth after an hour.

Another thing to try is H2O2, known as hydrogen peroxide, which is a strong antiseptic substance. You can either dip a cotton swab into the substance and use the swab to rub it on to the sore, or you can dissolve it in pure water at a 1:1 ration and gargle. Remember not to swallow the mixture, and rinse your mouth out after 15 minutes.

Another treatment option that is widely used for medical purposes is turmeric, which also makes for a good choice when fighting ulcers. You should mix turmeric powder with water in a 3:1 ratio until it takes on a pasty form. Then, rub the ulcer generously with the substance, and rinse after about a minute or two.

The simplest method of them all is mixing some iodized salt with warm water and gargling with the solution. It may sting at first, but since the salt has natural antiseptic properties, the pain will subside and the sore will soon be gone.

Last but not least, we have peppermint oil. This substance helps reduce pain and sooth the sore. Like the other methods, this too speeds up the healing process and should be applied with a cotton swab twice a day, and the mouth should be rinsed 15 minutes after treatment.