Yes, I know that Bonjela tastes nice, but here’s a cheaper idea from Frugal Grandma. Speaking from personal experience, it works very well. I must warn you though: this is a very British cure that isn’t for the faint-hearted. It is – quite literally – upper lip-stiffening stuff.
Frugal Grandma says: If you are about to eat and dreading it because you have a painful mouth ulcer, do not despair… Put a dollop of salt on your finger and push it into the ulcer. This will hurt like billy-o for about six seconds, and then it will be completely numb. Ulcers so dislike this treatment that they often vamoose following it.
The salt burns horribly, but as the ulcer goes numb for several hours it’s a worthwhile payoff (just).
As you may guess, my grandmother takes no prisoners when it comes to oral hygiene. One of my fondest memories from childhood is of standing in the bathroom doorway, looking on with glee as she scrubbed my brother’s mouth out with soap. Never again did he swear in her presence.
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