By Dr Shrutika Lolayekar , Homeopathy
Canker sores are also known as aphthous ulcers or mouth ulcers. Canker sores are small lesions which tend to develop on the soft tissues at the base of your gums or in your mouth. Canker sores are not contagious and they do not appear on the surface of your lips. However, they can be very painful and can even make daily activities such as eating and talking extremely difficult. There are several homeopathic medicines which can significantly help improve your condition. Here they are…
1. Arsenicum Album:
Arsenicum album is the best homeopathic remedy for burning, painful mouth ulcers.
Borax is the remedy given when the canker sores feel sensitive and hot. Another sign that you may need borax is that acidic foods may be irritating. Generally, canker sores which are seen on the gums, tongue and insides of the cheeks are the ones which require the medication borax.
3. Calcarea Carbonica:
Calcarea carbonica till today is the best homeopathic remedy for young children who have recurring canker sores.
4. Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum:
Hepar sulphuris calcareum is the medication prescribed when your canker sore has become infected. Signs of infection include pus formation as well as sensitivity to cold drinks.
5. Mercurius Solubilis:
Signs that you need this particular homeopathic remedy include the fact that your gums may be bleeding, your tongue may be swollen and coated and your breath may smell unusually bad.
Prevention and Management-
1. Avoid Foods that irritate:
Certain foods can irritate your mouth try and avoid them these foods generally include acidic foods, nuts and certain spices.
2. Don’t Eat and talk at the same time:
This could cause slight trauma to your inner lining of the mouth which could lead to mouth ulcers.
3. Have a good oral hygiene:
Regular flossing and brushing teeth after meals will give you a good oral hygiene thus help in avoiding ulcers.