4 Ways to Get Rid of Ulcers in your Mouth

4 Ways to Get Rid of Ulcers in your Mouth

Mouth ulcers are painful lesions that are found in the lining of the cheeks, along the gums and even on the roof of the mouth. 

These lesions are very uncomfortable making it hard to talk, eat and taste food. Ulcers in your mouth can be due to an overgrowth of fungus in the oral cavity as a result of illness, stress or overuse of antibiotics. 

An ulcer will gradually disappear on its own, but to reduce the pain and discomfort, here are some of ways to deal with mouth ulcers.

 

Try a Saline Rinse

ou can make a saline rinse by mixing a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. 

  1. Stir the solution with a spoon
  2. Rinse your mouth with the solution
  3. Hold it in your mouth for at least 3 minutes
  4. Then spit it out. 
  5. Repeat this procedure at least three or more times a day. 

This will thin the ulcer until it gradually reduces in size.

 

Try Hydrogen Peroxide

Food Grade Hydrogen PeroxideHydrogen peroxide is one of the most effective ways to get rid of ulcers. 

  1. Use 3% hydrogen peroxide in equal parts water. 
  2. Use a cotton tip applicator to apply the solution over the ulcer
  3. Let it stand for a few minutes. 
  4. Afterwards, place another layer of the solution on the ulcer and allow this to dry once more. 
  5. Repeat application at least twice a day especially before you go to bed at night.

 

Try Mouthwash

Use mouthwash to clear out any leftover food debris and bacteria that could accumulate in the area. Gargle using alcohol-free mouthwash, swish the solution from left to right and use it morning, noon and night. 

 

Try Lemon Water

If you do not want to use mouthwash, then you can use a more natural solution instead, like a lemon in warm water.

Acidic foods like lemon juice or vinegar will help to reduce the ulcer in no time. 

Simply apply lemon juice or vinegar on the affected area and then allow to dry. This method will sting a little, so it’s soothing to finish up with a dab of honey.


Ulcers as a result of an illness can only be removed when the illness is treated. 

If mouth ulcers do not respond to any of these "ulcer removing" techniques, you should consult your doctor right away.

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