The treatment of aphthae can start from many different starting points. In general, a purely symptomatic therapy can be used to stop the burning and relieve the pain. Painkillers (analgesics) such as paracetamol or ibuprofen are used for this purpose.
Furthermore, solutions containing lidocaine can be used for gargling, ointments or sprays. The healing process of the mucous membrane blisters can be accelerated by using caustic agents such as rhubarb root extract and/or silver nitrate. The reason for this is that the corrosive agents accelerate the rejection of dead tissue fragments in the treatment of aphtae and thus promote the formation of new mucosa.
In the case of non-infectious aphthae, the application of ointments containing triamcinolone acetonide can also have a wound healing and soothing effect. For the direct treatment of an aphtha from home, home remedies such as In addition, the use of toothpaste low in sodium lauryl sulphate is said to shorten the healing time of aphthasia and at the same time prevent their reappearance. In addition to common household remedies, homeopathic remedies are often used to treat aphthae. – Tea tree oil
- Sage can be used in the form of a rinse.
Which medications work best?
There are many over-the-counter drugs on the market. Most importantly, they have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. In the best case, they should also accelerate the healing process of the affected area on the mucous membrane.
Ointments often help very well, as they are applied directly to the aphtae and can thus act locally at the affected area. Furthermore, household remedies can also help to alleviate the symptoms caused by aphthae. In general, treatment often depends on the possible cause of aphthae formation. However, as this is usually unknown, it is most helpful to use drugs with the effects described above. In addition, preventive measures should be taken, for example with regard to lifestyle or diet, as this could also be the cause of aphthaemia.
Treatment with home remedies
Aphtae usually heal by themselves, but they are very painful. To relieve the pain and speed up the healing process, home remedies can be used in addition to ointments or painkillers. These include above all camomile extract and green tea.
Furthermore, baking powder or tea tree oil can be applied carefully to the affected areas with a cotton swab. They have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. As aphthae are also a symptom of vitamin deficiency, it can help to take vitamin C tablets. In this context, aphthae can also be a sign of a zinc deficiency. This can also be compensated for by taking tablets or with food in the form of nuts, oatmeal or cheese.