Salt is one of the most widely used home remedies for mouth blisters. You can make your own salt using Epsom salt, sea salt, or kosher salt. You can also buy pre-measured salt that contains 1 tablespoon of salt for every 5 cups of water.
To use salt to treat your blister, you can apply it directly to the blister. Or you can dip a cotton ball in the salt and then place it on the blister.
To make salt water
1. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 5 cups of lukewarm water.
2. Stir the solution.
3. Apply the salt mixture to the blister.
To make salt and sugar paste
1. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of granulated salt in 1/2 cup of water.
2. Mix the salt and water in a bowl.
3. Add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar.
4. Add more sugar as needed.
To make salt and honey
1. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt in 1/2 cup of honey.
2. Combine the salt and honey in a bowl.
3. Add more honey as needed to make a thick paste.
To make salt and vinegar
1. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt in 2 teaspoons of vinegar.
2. Mix the salt and vinegar in a bowl.
3. Add more vinegar as needed.
How to prevent mouth blisters?
You can prevent mouth blisters by avoiding:
- Sucking on hard candies
- Throwing them into the mouth
- Sucking on candies that have been candied
If you do develop a mouth blister, you can make the area less painful by:
- Swabbing the area with a cotton ball soaked in a bit of hydrogen peroxide and letting it sit for a few minutes
- Applying a bit of honey to the area
- Placing a cotton ball soaked in salt water on the blister
- Using a cool compress or a cold washcloth on the blister
Treatment for mouth blisters
You can treat a mouth blister at home by making a salt water paste.
You can also see your dentist. They can apply a topical antibiotic to the blister and prescribe an oral antibiotic to treat the infection.
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What’s the outlook for mouth blisters?
Mouth blisters can be caused by a virus or a bacterial infection. You can treat mouth blisters at home. However, you should see your dentist right away if you believe that the blister is caused by a bacteria.
Mouth blister can be painful and uncomfortable. In some cases, you may need to see your dentist. They can treat the underlying cause of the mouth blister. This reduces the risk of infection.
Remember that mouth blisters can be caused by a number of different issues. Be sure to see your dentist if you have any concerns.
Article written by: Dr. Bess Streicher, DDS, CDG
Bess is a dental expert and educator. She has served as a dental consultant and lecturer for the American Dental Education Association and the International Association of Dental Hygienists. She is a member of the American Dental Education Association’s Education Committee and the Editorial Board for the Dental Economics.
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