Mouth ulcers also known as “canker sores”, “oral ulcers”, “aphthous ulcers”, are lesions that form in your mouth. These sores become painful because the nerves below the surface lining of your mouth gets exposed.

They are white or yellow in the center and are surrounded with a bright red lining.

The pain associated with these ulcers can make the life troublesome creating trouble even while eating, drinking or talking.

The most prominent places where these mouth ulcers form are inside of lips, cheeks, at the base of the gums, under the tongue or on the palate.

Mouth ulcers are non contagious. Sometimes  mouth ulcers can form over the tongue as well.

Types of Mouth Ulcers

Minor Ulcers

Minor ulcers ulcers are small, round and oval in shape. Can cause minor pain and heal within 1-2 weeks

Major Ulcers

Major ulcers are bigger and penetrate the skin much deeper than the minor ulcers. Their shape is irregular and may take several weeks to clear up and leave a scar.


Not common but are extremely painful and leave a scarring as they clear up. They are recurrent in nature.

Usually they are self healing and go away within a duration of 2-3 weeks. But if they constantly recur and  doesn’t heal on their own medical help is advised.

Signs and Symptoms of Mouth Ulcers

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Swelling in mouth
  • Bleeding from the ulcer
  • Bad odour


Using holistic healing treatments such as homeopathy, you can get relief from the painful symptoms easily and without any side effects.


Risk Factors Associated with Mouth Ulcers

Family history

If anyone in your immediate family had ulcers, you are at a high risk of developing them.


As women’s undergo hormonal changes at various phases of life they may develop mouth ulcers

Disease related

Disease related mouth ulcers generally come off as symptoms of causes such as

  • Oral cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Herpes infection
  • Usage of NSAIDS ( non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)


During your personal analysis with a homeopath, the underlying cause of disease forms the basis of what remedies are prescribed to you.

Homeopathy The Best Treatment for Mouth Ulcers

Using conventional treatments suppresses the painful outer symptoms of the mouth ulcers only for a short term relief. They may recur anytime again as the underlying cause still remains untreated.

Mouth ulcers treatment in homeopathy works to treat the underlying cause for a permanent relief.

Remedies prescribed will not only work to treat your current symptoms but also treat the underlying cause so that you can get a permanent relief from mouth ulcers.

Though patience is required as homeopathy is not a quick fix rather it nudges your vital force such that natural forces within your body to heal your mouth ulcer.


Top Homeopathic Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

  • Mercurius Solubilis
  • Borax Veneta
  • Nitricum acidum
  • Muratic acidum
  • Kalium Iodium
  • Natrum Muriaticum



Guiding symptoms

  • Sores turn sensitive and hot
  • Mouth dryness
  • Bleeding mouth ulcer
  • Tender and hot mouth


Mercurius Solubilis

Guiding symptoms

  • Bleeding gums with offensive breath
  • Sores worse a night
  • Excessive saliva
  • Drooling
  • Sweat at night


Nitric Acid

Guiding Symptoms

  • Suitable for all types of mouth ulcers
  • Ulcers are sensitive to touch and bleed easily
  • Irregular shape


Arsenicum Album

Guiding symptoms

  • Painful burning mouth sores
  • Feeling tired and exhausted
  • Dry mouth
  • Relief from warm application


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Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath