Cantankerous Canker Sores: How to Get Rid of Them

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Canker sores, oral lesions, mouth ulcers, stomatitis aphthous- call ’em what you want. I call them annoying. Having a canker sore on your tongue is like being poked in the face with a sharp stick every time you take a bite of food; after a short while it becomes excruciating and just plain intolerable.

What causes mouth ulcers? Many physicians believe that oral lesions are caused by b12 deficiency. A study conducted by Ben-Gurion University found that b12 vitamins are useful as a preventative measure against recurrent stomatitis aphthous.

Here are some popular home remedies for treatment of oral lesions:

  • In one particular study 82% of test subjects with painful oral lesions reported feeling much better after an application of German chamomile extract.
  • Rinsing the mouth periodically with warm saltwater or aloe juice.
  • Applying a paste composed of baking soda and a bit of water.
  • Sucking on a zinc tablet.
  • Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is an herb which is available as a powder and is often used in mouthwash used to treat canker sores.
  • Additionally, rubbing an ice cube on the tongue or inside cheek can provide a fair amount of relief.