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How do I stop getting mouth ulcers so often?

How do I stop getting mouth ulcers so often?

Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

How do I stop getting so many mouth ulcers or canker sores?

Avoid acids: You must stop drinking and eating acidic foods and drinks. Stay away from coffee, tea, soda tomatoes tomato sauce oranges and orange juice and other similar foods and drinks. Try taking an ounce of mylanta liquid using this to swish around in your mouth after each meal and before bed. Often saliva can be acidic and lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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How come i get mouth ulcers?

How come i get mouth ulcers?

Good question: There are many different types of ulcers- viral, aphthous, traumatic, fungal, autoimmune, precancerous etc. Each one has a different cause and a different way to handle, treat or prevent. See your general dentist, an oral surgeon, ENT or primary care physician when you have them and then you can get some better answers as to type, cause, and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Why do children get mouth ulcers?

Same as adults: They get them just like adults do, usually it's the body just reacting to itself. ...Read more

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How can I stop my mouth ulcers hurting?

How can I stop my mouth ulcers hurting?

Products such as...: ...Orabase with benzocaine, which covers the surface of the sore like an "oral bandage", will decrease pain and help prevent it from getting infected. Products with xylocaine, (lidocaine) a local anesthetic, can also dull the pain. ...Read more

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What causes mouth ulcers and how to you stop getting them ?

What causes mouth ulcers and how to you stop getting them ?

Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers can be caused and/or triggered by different things, including infections, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions, nutritional deficiencies, and stress. The most common kinds are canker sores (aphthous stomatitis), the cause of which is not known, and cold sores caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus. You should be evaluated by your doctor and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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I have been getting mouth ulcers since i was a small child. What can be causing them and what is the best way to treat and stop them?

I have been getting mouth ulcers since i was a small child. What can be causing them and what is the best way to treat and stop them?

Drugs: They cannot be stopped but than can be controlled with several different antiviral drugs similar to those to control genital herpes. Taking 1000 mg of l-lycine daily has been said to help prevent their occurrance and is a safe over the counter measure. ...Read more

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Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Why do we get mouth ulcers on the tongue?

Stress or food : A common ulcer that can form on tongue is called an apthous ulcer and can appear on oral tissues after trauma, stress and certain food items. This viral caused ulcer sits dormant in our ganglion until an event turns them on. These ulcers are usually small whitish lesions with a red halo and last for about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more