1 out of 5 people are occasionally bothered by canker sores. While a canker sore is typically no bigger than the traditional pencil eraser, it is virtually impossible not to be bothered by it. A case can be made that the intensity of pain that a canker sore generates is inversely proportional to its minuteness.
A canker sore usually goes away on its own within a week or so. But during the days while it still persists, a canker sore hurts. A LOT. A canker sore leaves hurt when you eat. A canker sore leaves you hurt when you drink. A canker sore leaves you even when you talk.
When the pain radiating from a canker sore becomes too much of a bother, try these 5 easy home remedies.
DIY Home Remedies For Canker Sores
Wet Tea Bag – Tea bag contains tannic acid that naturally acts as a pain reliever against canker sores. Tannic acid also helps speed up healing. To use, gentry press wet tea bag on area affected with canker sore for several minutes, or until the pain subsides.
Carbamide Peroxide – Carbamide peroxide is easily available in your favourite drugstore. What carbamide peroxide does is to actively promote the release of oxygen that cleans up the bacteria which afflicts canker sore.
Baking Soda – Baking soda is arguably the most popular tested homemade remedy against canker sore. To use, dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in warm water. Rinse your mouth with this mixture several times a day. Alternatively, you can prepare a paste made of baking soda water. To use, just apply pasted onto affected area.
Canker sores generally go away on their own in under a week, even without any medication. Any dental irregularities that last for more than 10 day should be consulted with your medical or dental professional.
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