What can i do for sore mouth. Please advice

A sore mouth can be caused by a variety of circumstances and there are different types of mouth sores, depending on the cause of the condition. As you haven’t provided accurate information regarding the nature of the sores it would be impossible to give you an accurate remedy. Some general guidelines can however help you relieve the condition at home.

Mouth sores can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the inner cheeks, the palate, gums, tongue, and also on the lips. In most cases they are Cold sores or fever blisters but they are also very often canker sores or sores caused due to irritation as from accidentally biting the area, because of braces, from chewing tobacco, from a burn inflicted with hot food or drinks, or possibly from poorly fitted dentures or a jagged, broken tooth. Of all these possibilities only cold sores are worrying as they are extremely contagious and are caused by the herpes simplex virus. These sores generally begin as blisters and then crust over. Canker sores on the other hand pose no risk of contagion and simply appear as pale yellow ulcers encircled within a reddish outer ring. The causes are not clear but could include immune weakness, viral infection, hormonal changes, irritation, stress or certain nutritional deficiencies. The occurrence of canker sores is a lot more common among women. In rare cases it may be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. If you have recently started on any new medical prescription or any pharmaceutical drugs then it could be the result of an allergic reaction.

Mouth sores are not really a cause for worry as they resolve naturally without any intervention within a period two weeks or ten days. At times however they could last longer. Here are some natural treatments that can help you cure the condition at home.
  • If caused by a burn it would help to gargle with cool water and snack on popsicles.
  • Avoid consuming any hot foods and drinks, as well as citrus fruits, and spicy and salty foods.
  • If you’re sure it’s a canker sore that you’re dealing with then try doing a salt water gargle.
  • Baking soda mixed with water can also be applied over canker sores as a paste.
  • For cold sores you could try applying some ice to soothe the soreness.
  • Whatever the cause restrict your diet to bland and soft foods that are easy to chew like ice creams, applesauce, custards, puddings, yogurt, macaroni, and cream soups.

answered by S D

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