April 17, 2009

Home Remedy and Treatment for Canker Sore in Throat

Posted in Category : Natural Cures

Canker Sores are painful and irritating, wherever they occur. While they usually occur on the insides of the lip or cheek or under the tongue or gums, it is also possible to get them at the beginning of the throat. They may appear near the tonsils, which is an extremely painful place. Any food you eat has to go past there, irritating it. Acidic drinks like orange juice are extremely painful. Unfortunately, there’s little you can do about this, and your best option is to wait for it to subside. You can, of course, take medicines, but keep in mind that canker sores are often indicative of a deeper malady in the system.


Your doctor may give you some antibiotic to get rid of any bacteria in the mouth. This will help the sore heal faster. Alternatively, if the sore is especially bad, he could numb and cauterise the sore, leaving a scab over it that will actually make eating easier for you. There are also over-the-counter medicines that will ease the pain, though these are merely pain-killers. Your doctor may also prescribe a numbing agent which will numb your mouth, but allow you to eat a meal.

When you have canker sores, it’s a good idea to cut back on the rich, oily and spicy food. Definitely stay away from junk food. If your body isn’t letting you eat easily, it is for a reason, so listen to what your body is saying. Stick to simple foods like rice, curd and leafy veggies.

Home Remedies

Canker sores in the throat are hard to reach, and thus it is difficult to apply anything onto the sore. Here are some things you can do to relieve the pain and help the sore heal faster.

  • Make a mouthwash of sage and chamomile. Rinse with this three to four times a day. Sage has strong healing properties, while chamomile provides a relaxing effect.
  • Extract some juice of the Aloe Vera plant, mix with water, and apply on the sore if you can. This will make the sore more bearable and shorter lived.
  • Another mouthwash that will help is one made of two ounces of Hydrogen Peroxide and two ounces water, with five tablespoons of salt and one tablespoon baking soda. Gargle with this four to five times a day.
  • Try to keep the mouth as free of acidic substances as you can.
  • Mix a spoonful of turmeric in hot milk and drink while the milk is still hot.