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Addicted to smoking dip, get soreness in the mouth at the site of tobacco. How can I get rid of it?

I put a pinch of smokeless tobacco in the left side of my mouth right before i went to bed 2 nights ago. The next morning when i woke up, the spot where i put the tobacco was very sore. The same morning I put another dip on the right side of my mouth and a couple hours later it felt the same way. I ve been using smokeless tobacco on and off for a couple years now. The dip i put in right before bed was my first one in a couple months. And my gums have never felt like this before after a dip, its becoming hard to eat. Is there anyway to get this soreness to go away with something i can find at my house or buy at a store?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The soreness in your mouth is probably due to the irritant efect of the tobacco. Please understand that this practice can put you at risk for various adverse health consequences, including oral cancer.

For the soreness, you can apply coconut oil or ghee, which will soothen the raw and irritaed areas. Alternatively, you can also get a mouth ulcer gel, like Zytee gel, to help heal the soreness faster. Also drink plenty of water and avoid spicy or hot foods for a few days.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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