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What causes mouth ulcers and how can you prevent them? Is it due to a weak immune system?

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The cause of apthous ulcers is unknown.
It is not due to an immune system problem.

In brief: See below

The cause of apthous ulcers is unknown.
It is not due to an immune system problem.
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Dr. Kini Tran
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In brief: No and Yes

No you can not prevent ulcers.
Mouth ulcers are related to the immune system. It has not been proven by science, but they say that the development of the ulcers are linked to the immune system. Personally, i believe its a combination of bacterial and viral. I have seen people control the mouth ulcers when it first develops with antibacterial mouthrinse listerine (the purple or green bottle).

In brief: No and Yes

No you can not prevent ulcers.
Mouth ulcers are related to the immune system. It has not been proven by science, but they say that the development of the ulcers are linked to the immune system. Personally, i believe its a combination of bacterial and viral. I have seen people control the mouth ulcers when it first develops with antibacterial mouthrinse listerine (the purple or green bottle).
Dr. Kini Tran
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