Homemade mouth rinse. Combine a cup of water, ¼ tsp. of baking soda, and 1/8 tsp. of salt to create your mouth rinse. Rinse your mouth and treat the sore using the solution. Homemade topical mouth paste. Mix baking soda and water to create a paste. Apply a part of the paste to the infected sore. Refrain from eating certain food items. Eating spicy, sour, hot, or hard food items can trigger pain in the infected region. Instead, try consuming softer and food items that are not painful to the mouth. Careful personal hygiene. Try using softer toothbrushes and soft mouth swabs. Avoid toothpaste and mouthwash with strong ingredients. Gently clean your teeth to avoid further friction on the sore.
Mouth sores are a painful and irritating condition that tends to go away after one or two weeks. Even though it is unlikely that you should be concerned for your health, it can temporarily affect your everyday life.
Medical treatments and home medications, or “gamot sa singaw,” are available to provide relief. Practicing good personal hygiene and being cautious about what you take into your body can also help in avoiding frequent occurrences of mouth sores. As mouth sores can affect your quality of life, prevention is always better than cure.
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