Canker sores are a type of common mouth sores. It grows inside the mouth and is painful but not contagious. The real cause behind these sores is still unknown though it is believed that eating rough foods such as chips or nuts may be the causes of these sores. Menstrual problem is regarded as another cause of canker sores. Other significant reasons are deficiency of iron, vitamin B 12, Zinc, folic acid, hormonal imbalance and bacterial infection. A feeling of burning sensation is felt before the sores appear.
To counter the pain of canker sores apply antiseptic cream, wash your mouth with mouthwash or suck lozenges that are found in local medicine shop. These things will give you the temporary relief from the pain but to cure canker sores permanently you have lots of thing ready in your kitchen cupboard.
Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply it on sores twice daily on regular basis. Your sores will starts to heal up. In a glass of warm water mix a spoon of baking soda. Wash the inside of your mouth with this water daily. It also proves effective. Aloe vera juice is very effective in curing sores. Wash your mouth with aloe juice. You can apply alum on sores. It helps to give great relief from pain as well as helps to cure the sores very quickly.
Onion juice is an excellent medicine in canker sore. Grate one onion and strain the juice. Take a spoonful of this juice inside your mouth, keep it for 2 minutes and then wash it away. Repeat it for at least 5 times a day to get quick relief. You may chew raw onion to get relief. While chewing may create irritation at the first stage, it will help to cure the disease.
Chewing papaya itself or fresh papaya leaves helps to cure canker sores. Apply tea tree oil on sores or gargle with soda, salt and warm water. Drinking cranberry juice is also beneficial for the sores. Make a paste of honey and turmeric and dab it on sores to get benefited. Herbs like sage are beneficial for the sores. Boil 3 table spoons of sage leaves in water, cool down the mixture and wash your mouth with the liquid to get relief.