Perhaps you are a parent of a child that has, despite your very best preventative efforts, developed a canker sore. Further, let us say you don’t care for manufactured health aids preferring “natural treatments.” What is good for your child?
Canker sores will respond to minerals that are alkaline. Further Vitamin C which may be represented by orange juice and also Vitamin B Complex are good treatments.
Garlic and onions have a healing effect on canker sores.
Some additional natural remedies for canker sores are German Chamomile, Lady’s Mantle and Vitamin B12.
Writing an article about natural canker sore treatment in children is good as a researched article but I feel better relaying treatments I have had experience with in treating my children.
Most of the treatments I am familiar with came about as a result of fighting the pain of a canker sore.
No treatment in my estimation is more effective for canker sores in children than a pinch of salt in a glass of warm water to be swished around the mouth and then spit out. Not only does it have an immediate impact on pain, but it can be repeated often. Additionally it is easy to do and the salt shrinks the body of the canker sore helping it to heal.
Aloe juice is valuable for a canker sore because it has alkaline. Green vegetables are as well. In fact, a sprig of broccoli could be placed on the canker sore for some relief and healing effect.
Plum juice will aid in the healing of a canker sore as well as fight pain.
Additional topical treatments for a canker sore include Milk of Magnesia and Goldseal treatment.
Perhaps fitting in the best with natural treatment of a canker sore is the issue of what not to do to encourage healing.
This would include avoiding sugar and salt. It would include most importantly keeping food out of your child’s mouth that would scratch the canker sore such as nuts, hard candy and chips. Also spicy food as well as fatty foods such as French fries should be avoided when a child has a canker sore.
As I said in another article, it is important to minimize stress when a canker sore is present because it will aggravate it.
As a final comment, when trying to heal a canker sore, it is important to monitor it closely. Most of the time canker sores are just annoying. Sometimes however, a canker sore can signal a problem that is more serious. Call your doctor if your child’s canker sore does not clear up after several days or continues to reoccur with little time between bouts.