ulcer blues ?

I am tired of the repetitive attack of mouth ulcers. Sometimes I have a couple of them strategically located inside my mouth. I researched for it and compiled some information which might be useful for people suffering from this nuisance. This article is not intended to replace the certified medical opinion.

A mouth ulcer (from Latin ulcus - also known as canker sores) is the name for the appearance of an open sore inside the mouth caused by a break in the mucous membrane or the epithelium on the lips or surrounding the mouth. The types of mouth ulcers are diverse, with a multitude of associated causes including: physical or chemical trauma, infection from microorganisms or viruses, medical conditions or medications, cancerous and sometimes onspecific processes. The causes are varied and some very unlikely substances can cause mouth ulcers but stress and irregular teeth tops the list.

There are several common treatments for ulcers (ofcourse your Doctor would tell you more). B-complex vitamins, folic acid, and iron (taken separately or combined in a multivitamin) can help prevent recurrent outbreaks, since canker sores are often associated with deficiencies in these nutrients. Since canker sores heal themselves in most cases, treatment usually isn't necessary. Topical anesthetics, such as lidocaine and similar remedies, may be used for relief. Good oral hygiene is necessary to prevent recurrent outbreaks as well as secondary bacterial infections during an outbreak. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist. Dentures, braces, and fillings should be rechecked and possibly refitted. Toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate should not be used.

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