Mouth ulcers are a very common problem. Most of us have faced this problem at some point or the other. Mouth ulcers are also called canker sores. These are small, painful sores in your mouth or around your gums and cheeks. Due to which you have trouble eating or drinking anything. Mouth ulcers heal within one to two weeks, and are usually not contagious. But it is often seen that some people have frequent mouth ulcers or there is a problem of mouth ulcers after a few days.
Generally, many reasons can be responsible for mouth ulcers, but if you are getting frequent mouth ulcers then it can be due to health problems or diseases present in your body. There may be signs of this, due to which you are getting this problem again and again.
Mouth Ulcer Causes
According to health experts, there is no definite reason that can be responsible for mouth ulcers. But there are many factors that can trigger mouth ulcers like:
- Mouth sores, injuries while playing, or dented cheeks from excessive brushing while brushing teeth.
- Use of toothpaste and mouth rinse containing sodium lauryl sulfate
- Eating Citrus Foods Like Strawberries and Pineapple
- High intake of caffeinated foods such as chocolate and coffee
- Allergy by bacteria present in the mouth
- Hormonal changes during periods in women
- Not getting enough sleep and emotional stress
- Infection such as bacterial, viral or fungal
- Consumption of more fried food, junk foods, sour and spicy foods
Frequent Mouth Ulcer Causes -Signs of Underlying Diseases
According to research, the problem of frequent mouth ulcers has been associated with many health problems in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, frequent mouth ulcers are a sign of the following problems.
- Pitta imbalance in the body
- Poor stomach
- Poor sleep and stress
- Acidity, Bloating, Constipation
- Weak immunity
- Lack of nutrients in the body
Home Remedies For Mouth Ulcers
- Avoid eating spicy and sour food till the ulcer heals
- Reduce intake of garlic, chili, ginger
- Keep your mouth clean
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
- Gargle with hot Triphala or Mulethi tea regularly. Keep it in your mouth for 2-3 minutes each time, rinsing like this 4-5 times a day.
- Clean the ulcer with a pinch of turmeric or liquorice powder.
- Apply ghee and honey on the blister repeatedly.
- Gargle with milk to reduce burning and pain in the blister.
- Chew soft guava leaves
- Drink cumin, coriander, fennel tea frequently.
- Eat amla
If even after following these tips, you are not getting relief from mouth ulcers and are getting repeated mouth ulcers, then you should contact your doctor immediately. He will examine your condition and help provide you with better treatment.