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A 31-year-old member asked:

i have a mouth ulcer reliver but it has some sort of anaesthetic alcohol in it--is this safe?

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Dr. Idelle Brand
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably: Small amounts of alcohol is harmless. A natural way to heal mouth ulcers would be to apply coconut oil (anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal) to the ulcer frequently (3-4 times minimum) throughout the day and/or apply aloe to the ulcer.
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not recommended: I do not recommend putting anything on a mouth ulcer because the chemicals in the product will just aggravate it more. Warm salt water rinses and time are the best cure for a mouth ulcer.

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