Canker sores

Canker sores are usually white surrounded by a red line. They mostly appear inside the cheeks, on or under the tongue, outside or inside the lips and on the soft palate of the mouth. Canker sores are quite painful, making it difficult to eat and drink.

Causes of canker sores

Different factors cause canker sores to occur such as spicy foods, constipation, hormonal imbalance, cut inside the mouth by teeth while eating, vitamin deficiency, mental stress and high acidity etc.

Treatment

Your doctor can prescribe a treatment of the mentioned causes:

٭   These canker sores usually heal within a week. For this, one has to use healthy food, keep away from the spicy and acidic food items, and refrain from edible things like chips etc. Apart from the mentioned preventions, one has to be very careful while brushing the teeth or using Miswak (twig).

٭   If the canker sores do not seem to heal and they persist for more than a week, plus start bleeding or getting bigger over the course of time then it is better to consult a doctor.

٭   Hydrogen peroxide liquid protects the mouth sores and mouth injury from infection. Use this liquid like a mouth wash; however, do not try to swallow it.

٭   Gargle with salt water.

٭   Sodium chloride (i.e. salt), after getting dissolved in the water and by getting close to the tissues, heals the mouth ulcers faster.

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