Why do aphthae and sores appear in your mouth?
You have to pay attention to canker sores and herpes, which may be the same in terms of appearance. Cold sores are caused by a simple virus and are contagious, canker sores are not. In addition, the first can appear in other parts of the face, such as the lips, nose and under the chin.
In case you have a canker sore, the symptoms you should experience burning and painful pain sensation, also round, white or gray sores with reddening at the edges. Also, you may have had fever and swollen lymph nodes.
The good thing about canker sores and mouth sores is that they disappear, almost always, by themselves. The pain can be very annoying, but the important thing is not the tongue or the teeth in the place, even though it is a “temptation”. In a period of seven to ten days, these will be a bad memory.
Natural remedies to treat sores and canker sores
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in half a glass of water, rinse your mouth with the mixture.
It is a remedy not so “natural”, but that can be enough to calm the discomfort in the mouth, an immediate relief that will control the formation of bacteria. Do not use too much rinse, especially if it is very strong, because it is likely to burn you.
The property of an ice cube is to cure the sores little by little and, in turn, reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. It acts as a sedative. Put a cube in the affected area as many times as you consider necessary.
It is one of the cheapest and effective antiseptics that exist. It is a great ally to cure sores naturally; all you have to do is scrape the canker sore off all that white part (it’s dead skin) then mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse the mouth, emphasizing the area where you have the sore. Spit the water and repeat that process at least three times a day. Little by little, the pain and discomfort will diminish. There are people who choose to take a grain of coarse salt and rub it in the sore. The problem with this is that it generates more pain and irritation, so it is not recommended.
Scrape the thrush by removing all that white part (it’s dead skin) then rinse your mouth several times with lemon juice
Tips to prevent canker sores and sores
Deficiency of minerals or vitamins causes canker sores. Therefore, it is better to include them in your diet. Other conditions that can also cause sores are anemia due to iron or folic acid deficiency, celiac disease and Crohn’s disease, among others.
Do not hesitate to add foods that contain iron, such as green leafy vegetables, whole grains or milk, to your diet. Also, be careful when brushing your teeth, because that can generate wounds similar to sores or irritations. The same when you eat a food with “tip”, such as cookies, breads, toast, etc. Finally, avoid acidic or spicy foods, chewing gum and, not least, do not forget to floss after each meal to always keep your mouth clean and healthy.