Have your ever had a painful sore in your mouth that just doesn't seem to go away? Does it cause burning and tingling while eating certain foods and even with talking?
That sounds like a troublesome canker sore. I am from the south (West Tennessee) and each summer my Grandmother would make me tomato sandwiches using homegrown tomatoes from her garden.
I would eat so many that I would invariably develop a canker sore from the acidity of the tomatoes. I still get them periodically, so that's why I was inspired to write this blog post and put together a natural guide to tackle canker sores and mouth ulcers.
Addressing canker sores naturally is the most effective way to rid yourself of these pesky sores. Natural treatments such as essential oils, proper nutrition, and natural supplements can help to shorten the duration, diminish the pain, and prevent recurrence.
Let's take a deep dive into the best ways to get rid of canker sores fast! First, let's look at what they are and what causes them.
What Are Canker Sores?
Canker sores are small lesions or ulcers that are found in the mouth at the base of our gums, on the tongue, cheek lining, and inside the lips.
What Are The Symptoms Of Canker Sores?
Burning or tingling sensation in the mouth a day prior to the appearance of a sore
A small, white or yellow oval-shaped ulcer with a red border
Painful or tingling area in the mouth.
Pain with eating or drinking certain foods or drinks
With more severe or complex canker sores, patients can experience swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, or fever