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How to get rid of a mouth ulcer fast?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

To get rid of a mouth ulcer fast, try using over-the-counter gels like Bonjela for pain relief, rinse with saltwater, apply a baking soda paste, and avoid spicy or acidic foods that can irritate the ulcer.

Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear inside your mouth on areas like your cheeks, gums, tongue, or lips. They look like small round or oval spots with a white or yellow centre and a red edge. Despite their small size, they can cause a lot of pain, making it hard to eat, drink, or talk comfortably.

Lots of people get mouth ulcers, and they can start at any age, but they often happen when you’re a kid or teenager. Some people get them now and then, while others have them more often.

If you want more information on the causes of mouth ulcers, simply click this link to read our article

How to heal mouth ulcer fast?

Mouth ulcers often vary in pain dependent on where they are in your mouth, and if you’re dealing with a particularly painful one, it’s only natural that you want to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

Here are our best tips to get of rid your mouth ulcers quickly:

Over-the-counter treatments:

  • Use gels like Bonjela that numb the sore and ease pain
  • Rinse with a special mouthwash to keep it clean and help it heal

Home remedies:

  • Rinse with warm saltwater a few times a day to soothe the sore
  • Make a paste with baking soda and water, then put it on the sore to help it heal faster

Avoid pain triggers:

  • Stay away from spicy, acidic, or crunchy foods that can make the sore hurt more
  • Brush your teeth gently to keep your mouth clean without hurting yourself

Frequently asked questions about mouth ulcers

What causes mouth ulcers?

Causes of mouth ulcers include stress, injury from biting, acidic foods, and underlying health conditions like vitamin deficiencies or autoimmune diseases.

How long do mouth ulcers last?

Mouth ulcers typically last for about 1 to 2 weeks before healing on their own.

What are effective home remedies for mouth ulcers?

Effective home remedies for mouth ulcers include rinsing with saltwater, applying a paste of baking soda and water, using honey, applying ice chips, and avoiding spicy or acidic foods.

A close-up photo of a person pulling their bottom lip back to show the mouth ulcer they're dealing with.

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