These are the main causes of mouth ulcers (Singaw) and ways on how to fight them
Mouth ulcers or canker sores are small, painful, white in color which is inflamed in a red-like border that are usually found on the lips, cheeks, bottom of the oral cavity, or under the tongue.
Mouth ulcer is a very common oral condition which affects the majority of the world’s population. They usually heal in a span of time, sometimes they appear one after another or at the same time.
These sores can be classified into three. The minor canker sores, also known as aphthous stomatitis, are the most common which occurs in about 80% of the cases. They usually heal within 7 to 10 days without leaving a scar.
Major mouth ulcer or major canker sore happens around 10% of the aphthous stomatitis cases.
It is more severe, larger and deeper than minor canker sores and is commonly known as major aphthous ulceration. In most cases, they go together with adjacent ulcers which leads to a bigger, more painful one which is about one centimeter in diameter.
It takes about 2 weeks to heal and can lead to a scar.
The one is called Herpetiform. This type of mouth ulcer is not usual, experienced by less than 5% of those with such sores. It is very painful which is commonly caused by an infection with herpes simplex. It often affects adults and women are more prone to it than men. Herpetiform occurs in clusters of about 100 smaller and painful mouth cankers, with the size of less than 1 millimeter.
Typically, it heals in about two weeks without scarring.
Mouth ulcers are very painful and bring discomfort when eating, drinking, and even talking. But what causes such pain? Here are some of the most common factors that can lead to mouth ulcers or canker sores.
Usually, accidental bites in the mouth and cheeks can trigger such pain. It can also be caused by unhygienic dental conditions, slight injuries from dental works, and brushing your teeth too hard.
Stress is also something which can lead to mouth ulceration.
Another factor that leads to canker sore is the deficiency in essential vitamins and nutrients such as iron, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B12 most importantly. Food allergies and sensitivities to foods with too much acid such as pineapple and strawberry, other foods like chocolate and coffee for example, as well as allergic responses to mouth bacteria, can also brought mouth ulceration.Skin diseases, some diseases in the bowels, and underlying disease conditions, can also trigger any of the three types of mouth ulcer.
Fortunately, mouth ulcer or canker sores, as well as other infections and diseases related to it, can be treated in a natural and effective way. The most simple way to ease the pain is to alternately gargle with a glass of cold water and a glass of lukewarm water.Coconut milk is another amazing remedy. All you need to do is to extract the milk by grating the fresh coconut and use it in gargling. Just repeat these gargling routines 3 to 5 times a day and expect the pain to be gone.
Another remedy that can offer efficient effects to cases such as mouth ulcer is Aloe Vera. You just simply need to take at least 2 tablespoons of its gel for about thrice a day.You can also try boiling a cup of fenugreek leaves in two cups of water. Filter the mixture and then cover it and you now have an herbal mouthwash.Use this mixture to gargle for about 2 to 3 times on a regular basis.
The coriander or Chinese parsley can offer two alternatives on how to treat canker sores. First is to add a teaspoon of coriander seeds and boil them in a cup of water. Use the mixture as a mouthwash while it is still a little warm for about 3 to 4 times on a daily basis.
The next one is to boil some pieces of coriander leaves in water and let it cool for some time. After doing so, use it as a mouthwash for at least 3 to 4 times a day.
If you are experiencing mouth ulcer, you can ease the pain by eating raw tomatoes. You can also try the other method of gargling with tomato juice at least 3 to 5 times a day. If you have basil leaves then that is good thing because it can also be used in treating canker sores. Just chew around 5 to 6 pieces of holy basil leaves and drink some water. Continue to do this method for around 5 to 6 times regularly.
In this next remedy, combine a teaspoon of honey and ¼ teaspoon of turmeric. Doing so will create a paste-like mixture which you can use to rub on the painful areas.The last and most common treatment that is being used is the salt water mixture. Just prepare a ½ teaspoon of salt then dissolve it in a cup of water. Use it to gargle for at least half an hour then spit it out.This may hurt you a little but the pain is worth it.
These are the tips and natural remedies that will help you to effectively treat mouth ulcers in a simple, safe and fast way.