How to Cure Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers are common among children and adults. Children are prone to mouth ulcers due to lack of water and fruits nutrition while adults are usually prone to ulcers due to biting their gums accidentally or poked by fish bones.
- What are Mouth Ulcers?
- What Causes Mouth Ulcers?
- What Other Reasons That Causes Mouth Ulcers?
- What are the symptoms?
- How long does it takes to recover?
- Tips and Home Remedies to Cure Mouth Ulcers
- To make warm porridge, here is the recipe:
What are Mouth Ulcers?
Mouth ulcers are painful white or yellow in color lesion, surrounded by red area.
These ulcers are usually formed on the gums, mouth or tongue.
It is hard to swallow food or drinks and talking are painful, sometimes excessive saliva keeps dripping from the mouth.
In addition, bad breath happens. Usually one ulcer or more develops rapidly.
What Causes Mouth Ulcers?
Children and toddlers frequently get mouth ulcers because they don't drink enough water to hydrate their little bodies. Thus, the temperature rise which will cause ulcers popping up especially if they accidentally bite their own tongue and knock their gums against something hard when they fall down.
Accidentally biting own tongue or mouth, fish bone poke onto the gum or side wall of the mouth. It is best not to gobble up your food or talk while eating because accidents tend to occur.
It is wise to remove all tiny fish bones before consumption. Fish bones accident usually happens when adults consume fish without biting the flesh thoroughly.
When fish bones poke onto the gum, it will bleed and the wound could not recover immediately. Therefore, bacteria and gum infections occur especially when open wounds are not treated at once.
What Other Reasons That Causes Mouth Ulcers?
Poor Oral Hygiene. You need to brush your teeth twice a day and use mouth wash everyday, preferably after every meal.
Lack Of Vitamins. Vitamin B and C. Good sources of Vitamin B are potatoes, banana, lentils, tempeh, beans, Marmite and molasses. Vitamin C can be found in guava, papaya, orange, strawberry, kiwi, cantaloupe and grapefruit.
Pressure or Lack of Sleep. Relax your body and mind to relief pressure and stress. Exercise is a good way to keep your body up and going. Sleep 8 hours daily.
Short of Water. Drink lots of water,preferably, 8 glass of water per day. You can choose fruit juice or soups. Avoid coffee, carbonated drinks or alcoholic drinks.
What are the symptoms?
Firstly, your body temperature will rise. Then, you could feel a burning sensation on your tongue, mouth or gum. It feels like your flesh is being slice by a knife. Eww!
Hence, you will find it hard to close your mouth because the ulcer location is swollen and you had to avoid saliva from touching the painful ulcers.
How long does it takes to recover?
Takes around 7 to 10 days. This depends on how many ulcers that are still in your gums or mouth. Older ulcers may have recovered but new ulcers may appear due to insufficient water and bad oral hygiene.
Therefore, in order to recover quickly, practice healthy oral hygiene, drink lots water fluids and eat non-spicy food, preferably bland food such as porridge and oats are beneficial and easily digested.
Tips and Home Remedies to Cure Mouth Ulcers
Eat plenty of fruits with vitamin C especially blackcurrant, guava, orange, strawberry and papaya. Cut them into smaller pieces for easy consumption. Alternatively, mash them up and mix them with fruit juice.
Drink a bottle of yogurt daily because it has friendly bacteria to kill the bad bacteria in your body.
Gurgle and rinse mouth with 1tsp of salt water mix with 1 glass of warm water 3 times a day. Don't swallow it. Spit it out.
Drink orange or tomato juice because these fruits are high in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C Supplement
Consume Vitamin C supplement such as tablets, pills or fruits gummies that come in 30s to 60s pieces in bottle. Purchase them at pharmacy or over the counter medical centres.
Eat raw tomatoes, 1piece-big ones or 5 pieces-small cherry tomatoes. Cut them into smaller pieces so that you could easily eat them. Use the other side of your teeth which the gum is not effected by the mouth ulcer to chew them.
Don't use any toothpaste with SODIUM LAUREL SULFATE.
Change toothbrush because it may contain bacteria or plague.
Food / Drinks to Avoid
Avoid spicy food, fried food, carbonated or alcohol or hot drinks.
Rub a pinch of salt on the ulcer until it bleeds. Be informed that it is extremely painful and might leave a scar. Definitely works for me !
To make warm porridge, here is the recipe:
Warm, tasty Porridge
Porridge are soft rice mixed with water. Don't have to chew, just swallow the soft rice liquid to fill up your hunger. Drink more warm liquid to hydrate your body and add some chopped vegetables such as potato and carrots to enhance the bland taste.