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Mouth ulcer, swelling under jaw that pains on touching, taking medicines. What is the cause?

Hi I have mouth ulcer for last 4 days and now since day before yesterday, I have slight swelling under my right jaw. If I touch, I feel pain, otherwise its fine. For Ulcer, I am using Mucopain and Smile Ointment. For Pain under the jaw, I thought it must be infection, hence I started Uthral ( Antibiotic ) - 250 mg. I have taken for 3 days. I have no other symptoms. What could be the cause? Hope the treatment is correct.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
There is no treatment for mouth ulcers as they are self limiting and they heal with in 7 to 10 days. But we can do certain home remedies so that the pain caused by them is reduced and the chances of infection are not there. These are:-
1.Do not eat any thing which will irritate the ulcers. Try to take something liquid or semisolid.
2.One can apply Aloe Vera juice as it has excellent healing properties.
3.One can use the mouth wash which is made by boiling the salvia.
4.Eating kiwi fruits are supposed to have the healing effect on the ulcers. It is said that one should eat three kiwi fruits a day.
5.One can do warm saline rinses as it will reduce the chances of secondary infection
6.Applying honey on the ulcer also helps. Honey is also applied on the gums of the baby when the baby is having irritation on the gums due to teething.
7.It is said that when one has ulcers in the mouth eating tomatoes help. One can even take tomato juice.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
first of all for mouth ulcers along with mucopain start with multivitamin capsules.
Along with that you can do doxycycline rinses to prevent any infection of ulcers.
As far as swelling of jaw concerned you have to visit your dentist because there may be some decayed tooth or submandibular swelling, only after clinical check up further treatment can be advised.
thanks & take care.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there,
For mouth ulcers along with mucopain you can use topical anesthetic oral gels that gives numbing effect and makes swallowing easy. Multivitamin supplement especially vitamin B and vitamin C along with antiseptic oral rinse like betadine or listerine will give soothing effect. Swelling under the jaw can be due to underlying decayed and infected tooth or other pathology. consult a dentist, a 5 day antibiotic and analgesic course will subside the swelling. i hope that helps you , take care.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Swelling in your jaw may be because of the infection in the gums or teeth . sometimes major aphthous ulcers may lead to swelling of the soft tissue surrounding it which appears as if there is swelling in the jaw one thing to be noted is it happens if you have many ulcers only . Your line of treatment is right but had to be added with mutlivitamins for a week and take proper food and donot stress yourself . I hope this should give you relief if not see your dentist to rule out any other underlying cause for the swelling in the jaw .
Thank you.
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