How to Get Rid of Canker Sores

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  • Canker sores are caused by mouth injury, acidic and spicy foods, hormones and some autoimmune disorders. Some medications may also cause canker sores, including aspirin, NSAIDs, beta-blockers and vasodilators
  • The good news is that there are numerous techniques you can try to soothe the pain or hasten the healing process. Some of them may cause temporary discomfort, but they would prove to be helpful in the long run

Have you ever accidentally bitten down hard on your lip or inside cheek? If you have, there's a high chance that you've suffered from a canker sore. A canker sore is a painful mouth ulcer with a yellow or white head, surrounded by red inflamed mouth tissue. Aside from the wound, a fever and swollen lymph nodes may also accompany canker sores. They're not contagious but they may cause significant discomfort in patients.

Canker sores are caused by an injury to the mouth, acidic and spicy foods, hormones and some autoimmune disorders. Some medications may also cause canker sores, including aspirin, NSAIDs, beta-blockers and vasodilators. While canker sores usually affect the side cheeks or your inner lip, you can get them on your tongue or the throat as well, which may make them harder to deal with.

The good news is that there are numerous techniques you can try to soothe the pain or hasten the healing process. Some of them may cause temporary discomfort, but they would prove to be helpful in the long run. Most of the techniques provided in this article also don't have side effects, unlike other over-the-counter medications you may have seen.

Easy Natural Ways to Deal With Canker Sores

When you get a canker sore, not only is it hard to move your mouth, but it's also difficult to eat without accidentally hitting that sore spot. If you're tired of repositioning your food to avoid the discomfort, there are a few ways that you can get rid of those pesky sores in your mouth. Here are some ways you can try:

How Do You Relieve Canker Sore Pain?

There's no question that canker sores are a pain, especially when they're positioned near your teeth. Here are a few techniques to help dampen the pain caused by the sores:

Chronic Cases of Canker Sores May Be Hinting at a Serious Condition

If you notice that you've been suffering from canker sores frequently, consider consulting a health professional in case an underlying condition is causing this canker sore emergence. Here are some of the possible autoimmune causes of canker sores:

Note that having canker sores do not automatically mean that you are affected by the conditions mentioned above. It is best that you check off any of the possible causes of canker sores, such as certain dental apparatus or misaligned teeth that are causing chronic cheek biting.12 Try the natural treatments mentioned above and closely observe your canker sores for any signs of improvement.

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