Home Remedies to Get Rid of Canker Sores Home Remedies to Get Rid of Canker Sores
Canker sores are a common oral health issue. Also known as aphthous ulcers, canker sores are very painful. They can appear anywhere inside the... Home Remedies to Get Rid of Canker Sores

Canker sores are a common oral health issue. Also known as aphthous ulcers, canker sores are very painful. They can appear anywhere inside the oral cavity – on the inside of your lips and cheeks, the base of your gums, on or under your tongue. They are different from fever blisters, which typically appear on the outside of your lips or the corners of your mouth.

Interestingly, canker sores take a couple of days before they reach their peak in terms of pain and irritability. In other words, they don’t start hurting immediately upon occurrence, which gives you some time to deal with it before it gets really bad.

CANKER SORES IN MOUTH HERE IS HOW TO NATURALLY GET RID OF THEM IN A MATTER OF MINUTES WITHOUT USING ANY MEDICINE

There’s a simple trick you can do to get rid of this common, painful nuisance. Best of all, it doesn’t ask for any medication.
Start by mixing a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water. Swish around your mouth and gargle for a couple of minutes then spit out.



The next thing you do is warm up some water, preferably before going to bed, then squeeze some lemon juice and drink it. Don’t add any sugar in it. That’s it.

You’ll be amazed to see that your cancer sore will disappear completely by the next morning.

Numbing Spray Remedy

1. DIY Numbing Spray

Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil both have anti-inflammatory properties, while also possibly working as anti-microbial agents (thus reducing chance of infection.) astringents to help tighten the tissues around the wound, relieving further discomfort caused by swelling or potential fluid buildup. The cooling properties of both of these oils can also numb the nerve endings that are firing off.

You will need…
-2 tablespoons of olive or grapeseed oil
-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
-8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
-A glass mister bottle

Directions
Pour the olive or grapeseed oil into a glass mister bottle, and add the essential oils. Cap, shake well, and spray some directly onto the canker sore as needed for pain relief. Shake before each use.

2. Chamomile Tea Bag

Chamomile consists of several daisy-like plants that are most commonly used to induce sleep, promote relaxation, and help with digestion-it works a treat with cramping since it can help relax painful spasms in the digestive track. A chemical compound called bisabolol, or levomenol, is found naturally in German chamomile, and has been shown to reduce inflammation and also have antiseptic properties. Both of these properties will help reduce the pain of canker sores and potentially help speed the healing process.

You will need…
-1 bag of chamomile tea, or a tablespoon of dried flowers wrapped in cheesecloth
-Fresh water

Directions
Soak the chamomile in water for 1 minute or so if using a teabag, and 3-4 if using dried flowers. After soaking place it directly against the sore for 5-10 minutes twice daily to help relieve discomfort and promote speedy healing.

3. Swish Sage

Sage is an herb from the evergreen shrub, Salvia officinalis, in the mint family. It used widely in the culinary world, and has also been prevalent in homeopathic medicine and home remedies for years. Native American’s used sage long before modern medicine to help cleanse the mouth, and to heal the painful ulcers that we now know as canker sores.

You will need…
-A handful of fresh sage OR 2 teaspoons dried sage
-4-8 ounces of fresh water

Directions
If you are using dried sage, boil your water and allow the herb to infuse for 10 minutes. Swish the water, and the herb, in your mouth for 1 minute before spitting it out and rinsing with plain cold water. You can also make a tea-type rinse with fresh leaves, but I prefer the following method.

Place your sage leaves in an airtight glass jar in a cool dark place and allow them to infuse for 24 hours. Swish the liquid (sans the sage) in your mouth for 1 minute. Lightly pound the soft, moist leaves to a pulp and then place the pulp directly over the sore for 5 minutes. Rinse with plain cold water.

Coconut Oil

4. Coconut Oil

When in doubt, use coconut oil! Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and also incredibly tasty, coconut oil is almost fail-safe when it comes to getting rid of canker sores.

You will need…
-Coconut oil

Directions
Using clean hands or a cotton swab, dab a liberal amount of coconut oil onto the sore. Try to get a somewhat thick layer or clump on there-coconut oil melts rapidly and a thin layer just seems to slide right off. If you feel like you really can’t get it to stick, melt 1 tablespoon down with ½ teaspoon or so of beeswax to thicken it.

5. Clove Oil Cotton Ball

Clove oil contains eugenol, a potent painkiller, and has been used by dentists throughout decades to bring relief to patients. All those old-time depictions you see of dentists with giant pliers and their patients appearing to be in agony? They clearly forgot the clove oil. Eugenol is still used today, although in a pure extracted form, but clove oil remains useful for oral pain ranging from toothaches to canker sores.

You will need…
-1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
-4-5 drops of clove essential oil
-Cotton balls
-Warm water/salt water

Directions
Swish your mouth with warm water or salt water to get the area clean, allowing the clove oil to really sink in and do its job. Mix the clove oil with the olive oil and then soak a cotton ball in it. Apply the cotton ball directly to the sore for 5-8 minutes for numbing relief.

Honey for Canker Sores

6. Honey Rub

With its antibacterial, and potentially anti-inflammatory, properties, raw organic honey makes a wonderfully soothing coating for a painful canker sore.

You will need…
-A wee dab of organic raw honey
-Warm water

Directions
Swish some warm water in your mouth, and then apply a thick dab of organic raw honey directly to the sore. Reapply 2-3 times daily (at least one of those times should be before night, as it seems to do best when you aren’t bothering it by talking or eating.)

7. Wax Cap

If you have a sore that keeps rubbing against your tooth, or if you have braces and or dentures that are irritating the sore, putting a little wax “capping” over the surface can help reduce irritating friction against the sore and help speed up the healing time. If you are placing this over braces, it’s important to make it thick enough that it doesn’t just get ground into the brace and stuck.

You will need…
-1 tablespoon of beeswax
-2 teaspoons of coconut oil

Directions
Melt down the beeswax and coconut oil and allow the mixture to cool slightly. When it has cooled, gently press a dollop over the edge of your tooth/braces/dentures to protect the canker sore from rubbing.

Pepper Paste

8. Cayenne “Cream”

Cayenne contains a substance called capsaicin, which is the same chemical constituent that makes it “hot.” Capsaicin can inhibit something called Substance P, which is responsible for mediating pain responses in the body. Because of this, cayenne makes a great home remedy for canker sores, even though it sounds like the opposite thing you’d want to use!

You will need…
-Cayenne pepper
-Warm water
-Cotton swabs

Directions
Mix just enough warm water with ground cayenne pepper to form a thick paste. Use a cotton swab to apply directly to the canker sore. Reapply 2-3 times daily for pain relief.

9. Aloe Rinse

The king (or queen) of soothing plants-aloe! The gel from this magnificent plant wields mighty powers when it comes to soothing not just sunburn, but canker sores as well. Make sure you use natural gel-not the green kind.

You will need…
-1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
-1 tablespoon of water

Directions
Stir the gel into the water and swish it gently over the sore 3 time’s day to ease the pain and facilitate healing.

10. Eat Yogurt

Yogurt is made from fermented milk-delicious, yes? It is produced by bacterial fermentation, that is, using bacteria or yeast to convert carbohydrates into organic acids. The result is a tangy bacteria rich substance that is enjoyed worldwide. You most often hear of it restoring a healthy balance to gut flora, but eaten daily yogurt may one of the home remedies for canker sores you find yourself going to frequently. It’s a simple healthy remedy that may help because it balances out bacteria in your mouth which, if it was out of balance, may contribute to or cause a canker sore.

You will need…
-Plain yogurt with live cultures

Directions
Make sure the label on the yogurt confirms that it contains live cultures, and make sure you get plain-not vanilla! Eat at the very minimum 1 tablespoon 3 times daily. I usually eat around a cup and add a little bit of raw honey for taste and an extra healing boost!

Salt Water

11. Warm Salt Water

When the salt content around cells is greater on the outside than the inside osmosis takes place, with water being drawn from in the cells to help balance out the concentration. When water is drawn out, the painful puffiness that excess fluid can cause is diminished. If you have a canker sore that is really puffed up that keeps rubbing or that you keep biting, gargling with salt water can help greatly. This is also why salt water gargles help with a sore throat-reducing the painful swelling of the cells in the mucous membrane at the back of the throat. The warm water also produces a general sense of soothing relief, while the salt may help keep the area clean.

You will need…
-1/4 cup of warm salt water
-1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions
Stir the salt into the warm water and swish it around in your mouth 3 times daily until the canker sore is gone.

Canker Sore Tips

– Try to avoid acidic foods when you have a canker sore, as they can prolong healing. Some people find that acidic foods may trigger their sores. Oddly, on the flip side, some anecdotal evidence suggests that a bit of very acidic juice (e.g. lemon juice) can sometimes help.

– Experiment with different home remedies for canker sores. Mix and match the ones on the list-for example, rinse with aloe and then follow up with the cayenne cream.

– Pay attention to your body-if you find yourself with canker sores breaking out every time you have a project deadline to meet, take time to yourself to relax. You deserve it.

Henry Okafor

  • Angel

    November 22, 2016 #1 Author

    THe salt water is a good idea as well as poroxide!

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    • Brittany

      November 23, 2016 #2 Author

      It definatly works well

      Reply

  • Leahya

    November 22, 2016 #3 Author

    These home remedies for canker sores are very helpful and useful!

    Reply

  • samya

    November 22, 2016 #4 Author

    This Helps Not To Get Those Sores Thank You

    Reply

  • Nicole Moro

    November 22, 2016 #5 Author

    These are very helpful tips 👊💪

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  • Nicole Moro

    November 22, 2016 #6 Author

    Cool tips

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  • Lanise

    November 22, 2016 #7 Author

    The salt water & coconut Oil work well

    Reply

  • Patrice Davison

    November 22, 2016 #8 Author

    This Was Very Helpful I Know Someone With Ulcers

    Reply

  • Brittany Hyman

    November 23, 2016 #9 Author

    Salt and warm water is a very good remedy

    Reply

  • Brittany Hyman

    November 23, 2016 #10 Author

    Salt and warm water works great!!!!

    Reply

  • Christy Lamm

    November 24, 2016 #11 Author

    These tips are all very helpful for these painful little sores. I’ve always user salt water but it’s nice to know other things to do also.

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  • Christy Lamm

    November 24, 2016 #12 Author

    Thanks for these helpful tips. I’ll be sure to keep them in mind if I ever need them.

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