Homemade Canker Sore Remedy
Unlike fever blisters or cold sores, canker sores are never on the outside of the mouth and are absolutely not contagious. However, they can hurt, especially when talking or eating, and they are just plain annoying. If you do have a canker sore, you can reduce irritation and pain by avoiding hot and spicy food as well as toothpaste or mouthwash containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
The good news, most canker sores are small and go away on their own within 8-14 days. Healing time can be even quicker if you try this simple yet highly effective DIY canker sore remedy.
The first ingredient, baking soda, (sodium bicarbonate), when baking soda comes into contact with a canker sore, it will immediately help to balance the pH of the sore – speeding up the healing of your whole mouth. The other main ingredient of the recipe, benefit-rich aloe vera, is loaded with vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and polysaccharides. It is a key ingredient because of its ability to reduce inflammation, soothe irritation and promote acceleration of the healing process of the soft tissue inside your mouth where canker sores can temporarily live.
Give this easy-to-make canker sore remedy a try, as it’s sure to ease pain and shorten the duration of that cranky canker sore.