Canker sores are mucosal irritations that usually occur at the base of the gums, on the inside of the cheeks or tongue. Normally, they disappear within 1-2 weeks, but there are some natural remedies that can get you rid of canker sores overnight.
If you confront with this problem, you may suffer from iron deficiency, vitamin B12 or folic acid.
Natural remedies for canker sores
Alum powder is very effective in treating canker sores overnight. Just apply on the affected area a small quantity (pea size) of alum powder and let it act for 60 seconds. It’s true that it has an unpleasant taste, a bit bitter, but it will ease the pain quickly.
Be careful not to swallow the alum powder, and after a minute, spit it without rinsing your mouth with water. You will get rid of canker sores in no more than 24 hours.
Another effective remedy is oregano essential oil. Just pour 1 or 2 drops on the ulceration and repeat the process 3-4 times a day.