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10 Home Remedies for Mouth Sores

Mouth sores are typically small, painful lesions developing at the base of the gums or inside the mouth. They would make it uncomfortable and difficult to talk, drink, or eat. People with a family history, adolescents, and women are often at a higher risk of having this condition. Mouth sores aren’t contagious and would disappear within 1 or 2 weeks. During this time, you would try the following 10 home remedies to alleviate the symptoms.


Yogurt can be a very simple yet effective way to alleviate pain caused by mouth sores, especially when the triggers are inflammatory bowel disease or H. pylori bacteria. This food contains a lot of live probiotic cultures like lactobacillus. These components might be helpful in treating the condition or eliminating H. pylori. Ideally, you should eat at least one cup of yogurt on a daily basis to treat or prevent a mouth sore. It is better to go for plain products without added sugar or preservatives to avoid some possible health issues. [1]