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What is the effective cure for mouth ulcers?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Find the cause

The only truly effective cure is to find out what is causing them, which could be anything from a specific food or beverage to an internal problem involving the digestive tract or other organs.
You may need a doctor's help in finding the cause.

In brief: Find the cause

The only truly effective cure is to find out what is causing them, which could be anything from a specific food or beverage to an internal problem involving the digestive tract or other organs.
You may need a doctor's help in finding the cause.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Lon Kessler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orabase

Orabase is available over the counter and i find it effective at treating mouth ulcers.
However, mouth ulcers may not heal for 7-14 days. Usually they are not painful as they start healing. If you have many ulcers or you have severe discomfort, there are prescription mouthrinses your dentist can prescribe for you. If you have frequent outbreaks, vitamin b-12 is a good supplement.

In brief: Orabase

Orabase is available over the counter and i find it effective at treating mouth ulcers.
However, mouth ulcers may not heal for 7-14 days. Usually they are not painful as they start healing. If you have many ulcers or you have severe discomfort, there are prescription mouthrinses your dentist can prescribe for you. If you have frequent outbreaks, vitamin b-12 is a good supplement.
Dr. Lon Kessler
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on the cause

Depends on what's causing them. If they are herpetic in nature, then antivirals usually work.
If they are apthous ulcers, these are often triggered by stress. The best thing for these is to try and reduce stress in your life. With either of these situations, prevention is key. The earlier you start treatment for a herpetic lesion, the better your chances of decreasing the duration & severity.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Depends on what's causing them. If they are herpetic in nature, then antivirals usually work.
If they are apthous ulcers, these are often triggered by stress. The best thing for these is to try and reduce stress in your life. With either of these situations, prevention is key. The earlier you start treatment for a herpetic lesion, the better your chances of decreasing the duration & severity.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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