Mouth Ulcers are red inflammatory patches in our mouth that are caused due to the erosion of delicate tissues on the skin present inside our mouth. These Mouth ulcers can also be seen on gums and on tongue that cause severe pain and burning sensation while eating or chewing food. Though in most cases these ulcers are not a health hazard but it is advisable that you visit your physicist as they are often seen as symptoms to bigger diseases. Though there are wide ranges of causes for having Mouth Ulcers but before that let’s have a look at their occurrences across the globe.
Occurrence of Mouth Ulcers
Mouth Ulcers are very common and hence everybody gets affected by it. According to a recent survey done by online portals across the world, it has been seen that an average person suffers from ulcers atleast once or twice a year and are recurrent in nature. Studies claim that 1 in 10 people across the globe suffer from Mouth ulcers.
Possible causes of Mouth Ulcers
There is generally a wide spread misconception among us that these ulcers are usually caused by improper oral care, this may be partially true but not in all cases. The other major causes for mouth ulcers are as follows:
- Accidental biting of cheek.
- Viral infections.
- Excessive or regular intake of antibiotic or heavy medications.
- Consumption of chilly or spicy foods.
- Vitamin B and C deficiency and many more…..
Remedies for Mouth Ulcers
Mouth Ulcers usually takes a couple of weeks to heal but with proper natural medication, one can get rid of them within a weeks’ time. So, let’s have a look at some of the homemade remedies for mouth ulcers.
Stress is one of the main causes for mouth ulcers or mouth sores. So, one might need to get rid of stress so as to avoid and recurrence of mouth ulcers. Take a walk in your nearest park, exercise regularly, do yoga everyday, get out of your virtual world (Facebook, Watsapp, etc.) and socialize yourself by making real friends. Also avoid unnecessary medications as they might heat up your body and lead not just to ulcers but also lead to dehydration or loose motions.
Increasing the intake of foods rich in Vitamin B and C is highly recommended as its deficiency is one of the major causes for mouth Ulcers. Usually Vitamin C or Citric acid can be abundantly found in fruits and vegetables such as Lemons, Oranges, Strawberries etc. Whereas Vitamin B can be usually found in Soya Beans, Bread, Egg etc. Though, it is also advisable to increase the Zinc intake with these Vitamins which can be found in beans, whole grains and dairy products.
Chilly food is not just bad for digestive problems but can also lead to mouth sores or mouth ulcers. Hence it is advised to avoid excessive consumption of Chilly foods as they form acids and cause inflammation inside your mouth. These acids are corrosive in nature and act as a catalyst in eroding away the delicate tissues present on the inside walls of your mouth leading to the formation of mouth ulcers and sores.
Drink at least 2-3 liters of water daily as it not just hydrates the body but also acts as a natural body coolant. Water also neutralizes the acids thus generated in the mouth and prevents the inflammation. Even physicists’ recommend the intake of salads such as cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes as they contain water and necessary minerals that help in cooling down the body to a great extent thus bringing down the occurrences of mouth ulcers.
Curd, Yogurt or Dahi is also a great body coolant that not just helps in eradicating mouth ulcers but also helps in digestive and immunity disorders. Curd also neutralizes the acids present in our mouth and also prevents diarrhea. Take atleast 8-9 spoons of curd daily during summer as it also protects from sun stroke. Curd is also good for skin problems and individuals suffering from dehydration problems.
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