Speed up healing of canker sores
Canker sores are lesions that often occur in the lining of the mouth and manifest as painful round or oval blisters with an inflamed rim. In most cases, they are harmless and heal on their own. Turmeric and cilantro can often help speed healing.
Aphthous ulcers in the mouth are painful and uncomfortable. (Photo: Christin Klose / dpa-tmn)
Small, yellowish-white, boring. Everyone has probably had aphthous ulcers in their mouths and wished they would go away quickly. A doctor has advice on how to speed up healing. Home remedies like turmeric or cilantro can help so-called aphthous ulcers to disappear more quickly on the tongue, inside cheeks or lips, says dentist Goran Bajic in “Good Health” magazine (October edition / November 2020).
This is how you use turmeric and cilantro
Mix turmeric and honey, then apply carefully to the blister pack and leave to act for about a quarter of an hour. This has an antibacterial effect, says Bajic. Another trick is to bring the coriander leaves and seeds to a boil and rinse your mouth with this infusion for about three minutes. A rinse with tea tree oil and water also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
How do canker sores develop?
Possible causes of aphthous ulcers include stress, a weakened immune system, and minor injuries – if you slide with the brush while brushing your teeth, for example. If the blisters still appear after consuming certain foods, you should avoid them. Most canker sores heal on their own in about a week, according to Bajic. If symptoms persist, you should see a doctor, he advises. (vb; source: dpa / tmn)
For more details, see the article: Canker sores: causes and treatment.
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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.