Check out these home remedies for mouth ulcers

Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers, are tiny, painful lesions that occur in the mouth or at the base of the gums. They can make eating, drinking, and conversing difficult. Canker sores are more common in women, adolescents, and persons who have a family history of mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers aren’t communicable and normally heal in a week or two. However, you should see a doctor if you have a canker sore that is large or painful, or if it does not cure after a long period of time. Before we look at some home remedies for mouth ulcers, let’s check out some of the common causes of mouth ulcers;

What causes mouth ulcers

People who have experienced mouth ulcer know how painful and inconvenient they can be. Stress, in addition to malnutrition, has a key role in the formation of these ulcers in the mouth. Mouth ulcers have a variety of reasons, which differ from person to person. Some of the common causes of mouth ulcers include:

  • minor mouth injury from dental work, sports injury, hard brushing, or accidental bite
  • using mouth rinses toothpaste and that contain sodium lauryl sulfate
  • food sensitivities to acidic foods like citrus, strawberries, and pineapples.
  • lack of essential vitamins, especially Zinc, B-12, iron, and folate.
  • allergic response to mouth bacteria
  • dental brace
  • allergic response to mouth bacteria
  • hormonal changes during menstruation
  • lack of sleep or emotional stress.
  • Fungal, bacterial, and viral infections.

Mouth ulcers can also be an indication of more serious illnesses that require medical attention, such as:

  • celiac disease (a condition in which the body is unable to tolerate gluten)
  • diabetes mellitus
  • bowel disease
  • Bechet’s disease
  • HIV/AIDs
  • a malfunctioning immune system

Symptoms associated with mouth ulcers

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