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Home Treatment for Mouth Ulcer

Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers, are painful and small lesions that occur at the base of the gums or in the mouth. This makes it quite uncomfortable to talk, drink, or eat. The risk is especially high in adolescents, women, and those with a family history of the condition. In most cases, they are not contagious and tend to go away in 1 or 2 weeks. Below are some common treatments for mouth ulcers that you should know.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains many fatty acids with antimicrobial properties. These components can be effective in eliminating viral, fungal, and bacterial pathogens. You only need to put a small amount on a cotton swab or your finger and rub it directly on the affected area. Do this 5 times a day. For a mouth ulcer, use coconut oil as a mouthwash. You can purchase this product in most grocery or natural health stores. [1]