Monday, November 24, 2008

Home Remedy for Apthous Ulcer

Apthuos ulcer or Apthuos Stomatitis is an ulcer found in the lining of the mouth. It is also one of the most common causes of mouth sores. They are often painful and will cause discomfort while eating or talking. Although it’s not contagious, no one is exempted from getting this disease and it may come back even after it’s already been treated or healed.

Symptoms of Apthuos Ulcer

A burning or tingling sensation can be felt before a small, reddish sores appears. It measures less than 10 mm and targets the movable parts inside the mouth such as the tongue. A ruptured sore is covered with a yellowish coat surrounded by a reddish color.

Swollen lymph nodes, listlessness and are some of the other symptoms concerning Apthous Ulcer.

Causes of Apthuos Ulcer

Actual causes are not yet authenticated. Conditions that may trigger the effect of Apthous Ulcer are unstable immune system, minor injuries inside the mouth caused by eating tough foods such as chips and nuts, or by biting the interior of the mouth.

Certain food allergies, bacterial infections, gastrointestinal tract-related diseases, gene transfer though heredity, hormonal imbalance caused by menstrual period for women, zinc, iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiencies and traumas caused by previous accidents also constitute to getting Apthous Ulcer.

Treatments / Home Remedies for Apthuos Ulcer

Aloe vera:
Aloe juice could make an excellent mouthwash.

Baking soda:
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a half cup of warm water. Rinse your mouth with it several times a day to get rid of the sores.

Put 5-6 drops of grapefruit seed extracts in a glass of water. Use this excellent disinfectant for rinsing at least once a day.

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