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.



Welcome to

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.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
How do I confirm that I have got a viral or bacterial infection?

 Since my fever went down with antibiotics can it be bacterial ... Your doctor must have anticipated that your infection as bacterial as you responded well to antibiotics ...   Read full

Ayurvedic medication for multidrug/antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.

MRI -Cervical Spine Diffuse Bulge -Right Posterolateral protrusion of CS/6 indenting anterior subarachnoid space and right exiting nerve Mild bulge C3/4 ,C4/5   Read full

I have indigestion, gastritis, mouth ulcers and wet cough. Please help.

MRI -Cervical Spine Diffuse Bulge -Right Posterolateral protrusion of CS/6 indenting anterior subarachnoid space and right exiting nerve Mild bulge C3/4 ,C4/5   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

What You Should Eat and Drink for A Healthy Life!!
Food is essential for our survival, and what we eat definitely impacts our health. We can easily reduce the risk of many...  Read more»
What Is ADHD and How Is It Managed?
This article discusses ADHD, whether it is a real condition, features of ADHD, how to recognize and manage this common c...  Read more»
Does a cold sore indicate cervical cancer?
Hi doctor,Can a cold sore virus cause cervical cancer? I never had sex before, but I have caught a cold sore from one of...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dentist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.