How to Getting Rid of a Canker Sore

Canker Sores are small, painful ulcers on the inside mouth. Do you have this kind of sores in your mouth? Do you find it hard to eat or drink? Well, these stores are very difficult to treat with just an over the counter medications. But you may feel overwhelmed by knowing that instead of ointments, you can easily treat canker sores using some useful home remedies.  Let us take a quick look at these remedies.

Have a look on below given effective home remedies:

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an effective natural remedy for canker sores. Aloe Vera is rich in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties which ease the pain and inflammation and say goodbye to those nagging sores.

What to do:

Extract the gel from a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and apply it directly on the canker sore. Do this process whenever you feel free; do this several times a day.



It is considered as soothing substance and antiseptic as well as antibacterial properties. Honey also helps in the growth of tissues which play a vital role in the healing process of the wounds.

What to do:

Apply one teaspoon of honey carefully all around the canker sore. You may feel irritation but for few minutes. This helps to ease the pain and inflammation. Another option is to take warm water and gulp warm water in your mouth. Make sure not to drink it. Now take a dab of honey and apply it directly on the wounded area.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil’s has antibacterial and antifungal Properties which are good for your canker sores. Coconut is very helpful to soothing the burning sensation, and eliminating the pain and infection.

What to do:

Take few drops of coconut oil in your washed hands or on cotton balls then apply to the sore several times per day. Rinse your mouth for 15 minutes.

Clove Oil Cotton Ball:

Clove Oil Cotton Ball

Clove oil contains eugenol which is a potent painkiller. Eugenol is still used today by dentists to bring relief to patients.

What to do:

Wash your mouth with warm water or salt water to get the area clean. You can also mix the clove oil with the olive oil and then soak a cotton ball in it. Apply the cotton ball directly over sore for 5-8 minutes for numbing relief.

Eat Yogurt:

Eat Yogurt

Yogurt is made from fermented milk. It is produced by bacterial fermentation that is by using bacteria or yeast that convert carbohydrates into organic acids. It is a simple healthy remedy that may help because it balances out bacteria in your mouth which, if it was out of balance, may contribute to or cause a canker sore.

What to do:

Consume yogurt daily but that would be plain yogurt, not flavored one.



Onions contain sulfur that actually helps to heal canker sores and reduce pain and inflammation.

What to do:

Cut a small onion into small pieces and press these pieces on the cracker sore for few minutes. Press gently and observe that juice is completely absorbed by the affected skin area. Repeat this process two or three times a day. Alternatively, you can do one more thing grind medium size onion then directly apply over your sores. Do this method several times a day if you want to see good results.

Hydrogen peroxide:

Hydrogen peroxide

Due to its  antiseptic properties it will help you to reduce bacteria in your mouth. Hydrogen peroxide is easily available in the market.

What to do:

Add one tbsp of hydrogen peroxide to a glass of water, mix them well. This is the perfect homemade solution to reduce canker sores. For this, you can rinse your affected mouth with this solution or you can use a cotton ball to apply this solution over your mouth.

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antibacterial properties which work as excellent disinfectants to cure canker sores.

What to do:

Mix few drops of tea tree oil in a glass of water. Use this solution as a mouthwash to rinse your mouth. Do this three or four times a day. Another option is to dissolve two drops of tea tree oil in half tablespoon of water and directly apply on the canker sore. Do this two or three times a day.

Warm Salt Water:

Warm Salt Water

When salt content is greater on the outside than inside it means osmosis takes place. If you have a canker sore, gargling with salt water can help greatly. This is also why salt water gargles help with a sore throat-reducing the painful swelling of the cells in the mucous membrane at the back of the throat.

What you can do:

Stir the salt into the warm water and rinse it around in your mouth 3 times daily until the canker sore is gone.

Chamomile Tea Bag:

Chamomile Tea Bag

Chamomile most commonly used to induce sleep, improve digestion, and relax your mind. A chemical compound called bisabolol is present in Chamomile has been shown to reduce inflammation and also have antiseptic properties.

What to do:

You can use Chamomile tea Soak the chamomile in water for 1 minute. After soaking place it directly against the sore for 5-10 minutes twice daily to promote speedy healing.

Canker Sore Tips: 

Try to avoid acidic foods when you have a canker sore. It may slow down the healing process of the sores.

Avoid Abrasive Foods such as Cereals, chips, nuts, sharp and crunchy foods.

Use good mouthwash solution including calendula tea, sage tea, and aloe vera juice.

You should brush your teeth well and should know the proper way because one of the main reasons of canker sores is the poor technique of brushing.

Diet Tips:

During sores eat fresh fruits and vegetables mostly those who are low in sugar and trans-fats.

Eat those foods rich in vitamin E (nuts and soya), calcium (spinach, dairy), and iron (green leafy vegetables, legumes).

Drink ample amount of water daily.

Consume multivitamin supplements or vitamin C tablet daily of 500 mg.

Eat probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, etc. Follow these diet Tips to reduce canker sores.

Canker sores are painful and irritating. Canker sores are something we all wish to avoid. But that doesn’t mean they are incurable! We hope this article helps you to give relieve from these sores, along with these tips also make sure to maintain good oral and dental hygiene routine. Get well soon!

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