Raise your hand if you hate mouth ulcers. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t hate them. Some of us have learned to live with them; I have friends who have to deal with mouth ulcers constantly. Honestly, I wouldn’t know what to do if I was in that situation.
Mouth ulcers are small wounds that appear on the mucous membrane inside your mouth or on the tongue. You feel a little pain every time you accidentally touch them. Mouth ulcers are common and they occur alongside other diseases. They can appear individually or in “a crop of ulcers” at the same time. Once formed, ulcers heal on their own after a while. The rare case in which they don’t heal might be a sign of oral cancer.
But if you do not want to wait for few days for the ulcer to heal by itself, we have a simple remedy for you. But first, what causes mouth ulcers?
There are many possible triggers for mouth ulcers. The two most common causes are local trauma, like rubbing from a broken filling. They cause pain and discomfort. Additional causes of mouth ulcers include:
- Feeling stressed
- Eating certain foods
- Hormonal changes
- Low immunity
- Stopping smoking
- Iron deficiency
What you can do to avoid mouth ulcers? For one, avoid hot, salty, spicy, high sugar, and citrus-based foods. Avoid these foods as a preventive step, but definitely during treatment for mouth ulcers, as they may increase the inflammation of the ulcer. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and squeezing/picking at the sores.
A Simple Honey Remedy for Ulcers
- 2 tablespoons of melted linseed
- 2 tablespoons of honey
How to make it
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Wash your hands thoroughly. Using a cotton swab, apply small portion of the mixture to the sore.