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Q. I have recurring mouth ulcers for the past nine years. Please help me.

Answered by
Dr. Beryl Fredrick
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 21, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have recurring mouth ulcers every 15 days and remain for more than two weeks. I tried medicine, but it is not working. I am facing this problem for the last nine years. Please help me.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Mouth ulcers can occur due to so many reasons like

1) Bacterial or viral infection.

2) Underlying medical conditions.

3) Long-term medication intake.

4) Psychological stress and anxiety.

5) Digestive issues.

6) Dehydration.

7) Hormonal or immune-related conditions.

8) Nutritional deficiencies.

Treatment varies according to the cause. When you have ulcers:

1) Avoid hot and spicy foods.

2) Do warm saline mouth rinse multiple times daily.

3) Rinse mouth after every meal.

4) Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated at all times.

Maintaining good oral hygiene and following the above said instructions would prevent further infection of the ulcer and promotes faster healing.

If it hurts, a topical anesthetic like Orajel (benzocaine) or Dologel (choline salicylate and lidocaine) can be applied over the ulcer with a clean finger.

I hope this helps.


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