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.
ou can make a saline rinse by mixing a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water.
This will thin the ulcer until it gradually reduces in size.
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.
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.