What Causes Canker Sores

Canker sores, Ugh! Those small ulcers that appear in mouths, on our gums, and under our lips—ouch! What causes them and how can you treat them so they go away fast?

Canker sores can be brought on by many factors such as:

  • autoimmune disorders
  • acidic or spicy foods
  • vitamin deficiencies
  • changes in hormones
  • stress
  • lack of sleep

Here are some home remedies to treat them and help them go away faster:

  • rinse your mouth with warm salt water or a baking soda rinse
  • treat the sore with milk of magnesia and a drop of Benadryl liquid
  • dab milk of magnesia directly onto the canker sore with a cotton swab 3 times a day
  • get more sleep
  • reduce stress
  • take a Multi-Vitamin

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