In most cases, canker sores do not require any treatment, and there is nothing specific you need to do to get rid of a canker sore because it usually will heal on its own. Home remedies can be used to help relieve pain and inflammation of canker sores. If a you already have a canker sore, there are home remedies that can be used to help relieve the pain or irritation caused by the sore and to speed healing:
Topical medications applied directly on the sore, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. Allow ice chips to dissolve slowly in your moth for relief of pain. Avoid acidic foods such as citrus fruits or spicy foods that may aggravate the sore. If there is any vitamin deficiency (a doctor can test for this), take supplementation as prescribed.
Brush gently and use a brush with soft bristles. Use toothpaste and mouthwash that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Another home remedy is to mix milk of magnesia with liquid and use as a mouth rinse. You can also dab milk of magnesia directly onto the canker sore with a cotton swab. Rinse your mouth with a salt water or baking soda rinse. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda per cup water, and rinse. Other natural remedies include mouth rinse, deglycyrrhizinated (DGL) gargled in warm water, and saltwater rinses. Zinc lozenges may help provide relief and speed healing time. Do not give lozenges to young children, as they may be a choking risk. , and lysine can be taken orally when lesions first appear and may help speed healing. Infuse sage and chamomile herbs in water and use as a mouthwash four to six times daily.
The herb Carrot, celery, and cantaloupe juices may also be helpful. Consult a health-care professional before using any home remedy as many have not been scientifically tested or proven effective. Sores or localized abnormalities inside the mouth can arise from a number of causes. Mouth sores can occur on the tongue, gums, lips, or inside the cheeks. They may appear as ulcers or red or white patches in the mouth. Bleeding may sometimes occur if ulceration is severe. Bite injuries to the tongue or inside of the cheek are a common cause of. Also commonly, mouth sores represent aphthous ulcers, also known as or aphthous stomatitis. These shallow, painful mouth ulcers often occur in susceptible individuals during times of, infection, or changes in immune status.
Certain medications (for example, [ ]) can cause as well as deficiencies in some B (1, 2, 6, and 12), iron, and zinc. However, irritation, injury, or infection of any of the tissues in the oral cavity can also lead to mouth sores. Sores in the mouth can occur with certain systemic (affecting multiple locations within the body) diseases such as, and ( ). Rarely, mouth sores are among the initial signs of. simplex virus infection causes so-called, which are typically located on the lips, but they can also occur on the gums. Among the ( ), the chancres of can occur as mouth sores. Kasper, D. L. , et al. , eds. Harrison\’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.