Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen - May Help With Your Canker Sores
How many times have you experienced those annoying canker sores? Not only are canker sores annoying, but they are also undeniably painful.
Also known as aphthous ulcers, canker sores are painful breaks in the mucous membranes often found in the mouth but can also be present in the upper throat.
Canker Sore Causes
Although no one can point out the exact cause of canker sores, several factors contribute to their development. One critical factor is the individual's immune system. As in all other types of diseases, a person with a weak immune system is more vulnerable to having canker sores than those whose immune systems are stronger.
Any injury in the mouth can also cause canker sores. For example, going to the dentist for some dental procedure can cause stress to certain areas of your mouth and cause canker sores. Also, brushing your teeth too vigorously, eating spicy foods, or accidentally biting your cheeks can also injure your mouth and pave the way for the development of canker sores.
There are also bacteria that can cause aphthous ulcers, such as the Helicobacter pylori which are the main culprit in peptic ulcers.
About diet, not only spicy foods but diets lacking folate, zinc, vitamin B12 and iron-rich foods contribute to the development of canker sores.
Canker sores can also be secondary to certain diseases including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Behcet's disease and AIDS.
Other causes include allergies to foods and components of toothpaste and mouth rinses, hormonal shifts, emotional stress and highly acidic fruits.
Canker Sore Symptoms
It is pretty easy to spot a canker sore, considering that they look unusual in the mouth. They are either round or oval in shape, with their centers colored yellow or white. Since these are sores, their borders are inflamed with a red color. They can be found almost anywhere in your mouth–inside the cheek, on the tongue or under it, beneath the lips, or even on the gums.
Before a canker sore appears, the site where it is going to grow feels a little tingly or painful. One to two days after the pain starts, the sore will begin to appear. Aside from the appearance of the sore, other symptoms that may be present include fever, restlessness, and swollen lymph nodes.
There are three types of canker sores. The minor canker sores are the most common ones, measuring around 3-10 mm. only. They are yellowish in color, with a red halo circling them. Although it disappears in about two weeks, they can be quite painful.
The second type is the major canker sores, which are larger than the minor ones, measuring more than 10 mm and having irregular margins. Like the minor canker sores, they are also extremely painful and will take more than a month to heal. There are even ones that stretch on for years. Once they heal, they usually leave scars.
Finally, the herpetiform canker sores are considered to be the most severe, since they are composed of dozens of minor canker sores that are clustered together, often creating a single large ulcer. These will generally heal within a month and usually, do not scar.
Canker Sore Treatment
Treatments for minor canker sores are usually unnecessary since these sores heal by themselves. However, they should be properly managed at home so that they heal quickly and do not cause excessive pain.
A person with a canker sore must avoid eating hot or spicy foods since these can further aggravate the pain. Store bought or homemade mouthwashes can be used.
One home remedy that is said to be effective against canker sores is a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide. Using a cotton swab, this mixture is to be applied to the canker sore to help soothe it. Another home remedy is a mixture of Benadryl and Milk of Magnesia. Gargling for 60 seconds with this mixture will help to soothe the pain.
However, larger sores might need some medical intervention. Oral medications are usually prescribed, such as steroids. Also, since one of the possible causes of canker sores is a nutritional deficiency, the physician may choose to prescribe dietary supplements of folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 and zinc.
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