Answer: Hello dear. Some home remedies for mouth ulcers:- 1.) Honey has anti-microbial properties, so it helps to heal the ulcer faster. All you have to do is apply a bit of honey on the ulcer. The best part is that it tastes good too, so kids won’t object. 2.) Honey and Turmeric Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial properties that expedites the process of healing. A paste of turmeric and honey can not only help relieve the pain but only help the ulcer heal faster. 3.) Coconut Oil, water or milk – all three can be used in the treatment of mouth ulcers at home. Give coconut water to your baby or kids. The coconut milk when gargled gives immense results in soothing the mouth ulcers in older kids. In toddlers the coconut oil can be dabbed on the ulcer. Virgin coconut oil is proven to be the best remedy for mouth ulcers in babies above 6 months. However moderation is the key. 4.) Ghee or Clarified Butter Ghee can be dabbed directly onto the sore for relief and to enable healing. Most kids like the taste of clarified butter so applying it won’t be much of an issue. 5.) Buttermilk Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which help to curb bacterial growth and activity. So use buttermilk as a mouth wash. You can also give buttermilk to drink on a daily basis to babies above 8 months and toddlers. 6.) Curd Having curd is said to relieve the symptoms because like buttermilk, even curd contains lactic acid. If your child doesn’t like to eat curd, you can prepare some yummy fruit smoothies by adding curd and honey. 7.) Curry Leaves Curry leaves are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It also contain a lot of vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Vitamin C. So if your child has developed an ulcer due to a vitamin deficiency, then make sure to add curry leaves to his diet. You can also make a powder of roasted curry leaves with coconut and salt. Give it to your kids along with ghee in his rice. 8.) Aloe Vera The miracle plant aloe vera is also really good to treat mouth ulcers. You can use the gel like secretion from the plant directly onto the ulcer. 9.) Holy basil leaves or tulsi leaves Chewing basil leaves acts a great home remedy for ulcers. You can give 2 to 3 leaves to your child to chew on. 10.) Warm water and salt rinse You know this combo – warm water with salt rinse works wonders for a sore throat. It works here too. You can do this for older kids who can give a good swirl and spit it out. Hope this helps.
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