Treating Mouth Ulcers In Toddlers: 5 Home Remedies

Treating Mouth Ulcers In Toddlers: 5 Home Remedies

28 Dec 2022 | 2 min Read

Dr Jignesh Nayak

Author | 1 Articles

Ulcers are quite discomforting white spots surrounded by an inflamed, reddish area that appears on the gyms or inner side of the lips. When kids suffer from ulcers it generally tends to affect their appetite and mood directly. Kids tend to become more get cranky, lose their appetite, and cry often. Besides consulting a doctor and using medicated gel or ointment for treating ulcers, they can also be treated with simple home remedies. A few of such home remedies include:


Honey which has amazing anti-microbial properties is used for treating mouth ulcers for years. Applying honey 2-3 times to the infected area can help soothe it and help heal.


Turmeric is the most preferred home remedy for several problems. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties help heal ulcers faster and help soothe the inflammation.

Saltwater/ saline

Rinsing the mouth with salt water for a minute followed by spitting out the solution help reduce the soreness and discomfort.


Ghee has good healing properties. Applying ghee on and around the infected area can promote healing and also relieve the discomfort caused by the inflammation.


Swirling buttermilk or curd in the mouth can help manage the infection. It helps reduce the germs and bacteria that accumulate around the infected part.

Use these simple home remedies instead of bitter ointments to treat and soothe the discomfort of mouth ulcers in toddlers.

Advice: In case of severe ulceration please consult your doctor.



Suggestions offered by doctors on BabyChakra are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by BabyChakra is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.