A mucocele, also known as an oral cyst, mucous cyst, or ranula is a clear bump that can develop on the lips, floor or roof of the mouth, or tongue. If the mucocele is small, it is usually painless. However, larger cysts can cause some pain. Oral cysts can even be painful to direct touch. Shallow mucoceles may burst and release straw-colored fluid. Deeper ones can last longer.
It can cause a lot of discomfort, as it may get in the way of chewing, speaking and swallowing. These cysts are usually rounded in shape, bluish or whitish in color and are characterized a raised swelling.
Home remedies that can help you to solve this problem:
Ice can numb the pain and irritation associated with large oral cysts. This makes the ice one of the most effective remedies to treat a mucocele.
Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin washcloth. Gently place it on the affected area for 1 minute to get relief. Repeat a few times a day. Also, you can sip cold water from time to time to ease the discomfort.
Glycerine and castor oil
For oral use, it is highly recommended to use vegetable glycerin.
Dab vegetable glycerin on the affected area. Allow it to sit for as long as you can, then rinse your mouth with cool water. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day. Also, use a glycerin-based mouthwash to rinse your mouth several times daily.
Castor oil has high anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with large mucoceles. It also keeps the area moisturized and prevents irritation due to dryness.
Mix together equal amounts of castor oil and honey. Using a cotton ball, apply this solution on the affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Use this remedy 2 or 3 times a day for best results.
Important: Before trying any remedies, you should always have any mouth cyst checked out by a doctor to rule out more serious conditions.