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Suggest treatment for recurring mouth ulcers

My daughter has suffered with mouth ulcers for the past 5 - 8 months. took her to the doctors several times, they took a swab and was all clear. She does not sleep much and hardly eats anything. She cleans her teeth twice a day as normal.

I have tried multi vitamin and ecanasia liquid to boost her immune system but nothing works. They look red with a deeper red outline. She also has very dry/itchy scalp and has in the last 2 days came up with a rash over her face of about 10 spots that are red with a white head on them. I took her to the doctors and they ruled out Chicken Pox. She is not right - I know my daughter. She wants to eat but will not because of the pain. The doctors just tell me to give her yogurt etc but after nearly 8 months... how long do I continue to feed her like that? I’m very VERY concerned - she is very low. Please help!

Mon, 2 May 2016
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Hi,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I have read your description and understand your concern.
Mouth ulcers are sores that appear in the mouth, often on the inside of the cheeks.
The common causes of such ulcers are:
1. Infection
2. Drug induced
3. Multivitamin deficiency
4. Stress
Kindly do the following and have patience as the treatment could take a longer duration to see the betterment.
1. Rinse your mouth thrice daily by using Chlorhexidine solution to maintain good oral hygiene.
2. Apply antimicrobial gel over the lesions carefully.
3. Avoid intake of foods which would irritate the oral mucosa.
4. Take multivitamin-multimineral capsules once a day.
5. Practice meditation to keep your mind healthy and stress free.
6. Abstain from smoking, chewing tobacco and intake of alcohol till the lesions heal completely.
7. Take a de-worming tablet Albendazole as a single dose.
From the above measures, your symptoms should start subsiding gradually and get better.
Hope the information provided would be helpful.
All the best.
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