Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Canker Sores

Canker Sores

Canker sore, a.k.a. aphthous ulcer or mouth ulcer, is a small, shallow ulcer that appears in the mouth. It can be on your tongue or on the inside of your lip or cheek and often makes eating and talking uncomfortable. Canker sore is not contagious and usually heal within one to three weeks without treatment.

The actual cause of canker sores is unclear. Some of the things that possibly trigger the outbreak include minor injury to the mouth (e.g., dental work, cheek bite), vitamin deficiency in diet, food allergy, bacteria, stress or hormonal shifts during menstruation.


Apply wet tea bag  Popularity: 98  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply aloe vera  Popularity: 89  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Apply hydrogen peroxide  Popularity: 63  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply baking soda  Popularity: 62  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply onion  Popularity: 56  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Eat aloe vera  Popularity: 45  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Apply honey and turmeric  Popularity: 29  Effectiveness: 4.1  
Apply cayenne pepper  Popularity: 24  Effectiveness: 1.5  
Swish with tea tree oil  Popularity: 9  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Rinse with sage solution  Popularity: 5  Effectiveness: 1.6  
Rinse with coriander juice  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Rinse with licorice root solution  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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