Putting Salt straight on an ulcer

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Salt works very effective! stings at first a lot, but within an hour mine had gone :) no lie, try it!
lauren 9 October 14
I have never got ulcers before, I mean, I usually bite the skin inside my mouth which is a habit but it never hurt and two days later it would be gone. About one week ago I woke up with my mouth stinging so much and I looked in the mirror, and my mouth has a huge white circular oval - and I knew this was a proper ulcer. For three days I didn't do anything, I didn't react or treat it thinking it would heal in a matter of time, but then it started feeling heavy and extremely painful when I would eat, drink, talk, accidentally knock my mouth and brush my teeth, that is how I knew this was severe. Considering this was my first one, I started putting bonjela on after 4/5 days, it didn't hurt and a week later it hasn't improved whatsoever and the pain is still significantly painful. My dad advised me to wash my hands and put a large amount of salt on one finger and apply it directly to the ulcer, because this was a way to burn it. He said it would hurt a lot, so I rejected the idea at first but tried it only today and it hurted so much I was crying my eyes out but a few minutes later it covered the ulcer like a protective layer and it felt numb and heavy. With it still on now, I don't feel the ulcer but hopefully fingers crossed it improves significantly. I recommend the salt idea for anyone who is in large amounts of pain, it really does work.
S,xoxo 21 April 14
Hi. Salt really stings the ulcer. But it's effective. The pain then comes the numb feeling. It's niceee.
Aishu Nico 10 April 14
It stings so much, and it does numb the prior stinging...but I am doubting whether it helps clear the ulcer up any quicker.
Ryan Plantagenet 31 March 14
It's CNY now n I go around visiting ppl so appearance is super important but the ulcer grew on the top of my lip n it made tht part swell. I look so ugly! I tried salt n it hurts so much i teared. But it works so its worth the pain.
Stinkie pinkie 31 January 14
I applied salt directly on it rub it like sandpaper. Hurt but oh yeah!
Bob 15 November 13
I have been a victim of this tremendous ulceration. I took the advise of most of the people suffering fro the same condition, It hurts, I almost threw the glass I used, however, salt is very effective!
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STEADY.. I hate ulcers. 12 June 13
Salt VERY GOOD. Alum Powder, VERY VERY GOOD. And, put ICE on ulcer. DRINK 8 glass of water.

See the cure ;)
ULCER_Assassin 12 June 13
Applies salt directly or stir it in warm water would make it better. My ulcers run through my family and it pops up in my mouth once a month. The other way is to drink a lot of water, it also helps my ulcers to be less pain because your mouth tends to dry up faster than usual when you have an ulcers. I also uses ice to cool it down and numb and applies more salt before go to sleep. It took about one week for my ulcers to heal when using this method.
Tanweenie 26 May 13
I put salt on it all the time :P It numbs it for so long, not sure what it does for the healing process, but I've had no problems in the past.
Matt 6 February 13
Got An ulcer on my lip, usually they only last a maximum of 3 days with me, but im run down and had this one for 6 days...... so i've applied salt, and it has numbed it brilliantly. Hopefully it will start to die off fairly soon.
Andy 30 January 13
I almost forgot ICE. Salt for the small ones Alum Powder if they're worse and big followed by ice on the ulcer as long as you can handle it. They don't like it cold and die faster.
Ulcerer 22 July 12
Ok, so unfortunately I have plenty of experience with ulcers. Salt is perfect for the little ones HOWEVER be careful if you get a really big ulcer outbreak salt will actually make it worse. I once had a major outbreak and tried salt creams "Aftamed", "Orased", plus a really strong one I got as prescription from the doc, the creams all didn't help and salt made it worse but in the end I found a wonder cure. It's called "Alum Powder" is cheap and amazingly effective and works for me every time. Tastes bitter but less painful than salt and more effective.
Ulcerer 22 July 12
I have two main methods. Either salt straight on the ulcer, or a gel sold as "Aftamed".

Aftamed makes the ulcer numb for a few minutes, perhaps 15 if you don't fiddle around with your tounge. In turn it heals much faster.

Salt makes the ulcer numb for a much longer time and kills bacteria, unfortunately I think it slows down healing.

My suggestion would be to use salt as the first step in a process. Use it to kill off the bacteria and after a while apply a gel. I know that if I only use aftamed, the healing process can be very painful.
Pontus 25 October 11
I play sax and sometimes when i get lots of late gigs in a row and dont get much sleep i get ulcers

so yes salt on ulcers are AWESOME! its cheap, easy, and its readily available
it hurts a lot relatively, but after a bit the pain becomes a numbing sensation and its nice ^^
and yes it works fast, a lot of my friends does it too
Corn 16 October 11
I have a nephew disable through bacteria attacking the brain. His oral hygiene is good with help but he started having mouth ulcer at the back of his mouth and it is on his check, near his back teeth. I started treating him with salt water wrapped in cotton wool. I mean as hot as he can tolerate it. Do you think placing salt directly on the ulcer is better. I took a picture of it using my Iphone and I am monitoring its progress. So far I have only done it three times. Any help you can offer is useful as it would help him. He has little use of his arms now.
Bee 7 April 11
Salt is very good. It will numb the pain for a bit, and also combats all the bacteria on the ulcer thus getting rid of it. Be aware - it will sting like hell - but take the pain - it's worth it. You know theres enough salt on when your ulcer is white.
Trev 7 April 11
I'm doing it now! it hurts a little but is not to bad, im hoping it will be gone in the morning.
Beth 27 December 10
I can vouch for this, I did this on one of my craters yesterday to see what would happen...
Lets just say it was uncomfortable at first, but ended up numbing that one!
Woke up this morning and it is not a problem, will do the others when i get home from work today!
It seems to speed the healing, you know that stage where it is no longer an 'Inny' and it becomes a smooth lump like thing that doesnt hurt, i got there in a day =D im hoping it will be gone in a couple of days
Lee 30 November 09
Hi everyone, I was just wondering what everyone thinks about putting salt straight onto an ulcer rather than just salt water?
Ive been trying it today as I cant take this ulcer anymore! Its right where the inside of my lip joins my gums and its making my gums hurt too! When I first put it on I nearly hit the ceiling it hurt that much but now it seems to have helped a bit. I was also wondering does anyone know why salt works?
Lucy 22 November 09

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Putting Salt straight on an ulcer

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