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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest a remedy for mouth ulcers

Hi, I am having a problem with mouth ulcers, I get one after another, not all the time but once I get one then several others follow. I have quite a painful one at the moment( had two or three a week ago) and despite trying many products this one is still causing a problem. Many thanks Chrissie
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
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Thanks for the query..

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms you are suffering from RECURRENT APTHOUS ULCERS / RECURRENT CANKER SORES..

It can occur due to a number of conditions like Nutritional deficiencies, hormonal fluctuations, acid reflux, stress, etc..

At times it can occur without any underlying cause as the exact cause of apthous ulcers is still unknown..

In case if the ulcers does not respond to any other Medication or remedy then Steroid therapy is the ultimate treatment..

You should consult a dentist and get evaluated..

He can start with a loading dose of steroid followed by tapering the same..
Gargle with 1:1solution of water and hydrogen peroxide can help..
You can apply milk of magnesia two to three times a day on the ulcers..
In case of pain lignocaine gel can be applied over ulcers for relief..
OTC painkillers like Advil can be taken to relieve pain..
Avoid hot ,spicy and citrus foods as they can cause irritation..

Hope this helps..

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