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How do you treat mouth ulcers?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Gargle and avoid...
Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1.
Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.

In brief: Gargle and avoid...
Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1.
Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
In brief: Such a broad topic
Most commonly ulcers are not bacterial or viral in nature.
Some are simply due to stress or trauma. Some are associated with a virus. Some are much more painful skin disorders which manifest in the mouth. Generally they will resolve in 7 days, with the use of warm salty water. Viral cold sores can be medicated. Most cannot.

In brief: Such a broad topic
Most commonly ulcers are not bacterial or viral in nature.
Some are simply due to stress or trauma. Some are associated with a virus. Some are much more painful skin disorders which manifest in the mouth. Generally they will resolve in 7 days, with the use of warm salty water. Viral cold sores can be medicated. Most cannot.
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