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Mouth ulcers

We all have mouth ulcers occasionally. The medical term for them is aphthous ulcers. They are round, painful sores inside the mouth, which interfere with eating and toothbrushing because of the pain. The centre of the sore is white or greyish. Usually, eating spicy or salty foods is especially painful.

An unlucky 12% of the population suffer from mouth ulcers repeatedly. Usually the problem starts in childhood or adolescence, and seems to get better in the 40s. Typically, the ulcers come in crops of one to five at a time. The mouth is remarkably good at healing, so the ulcers last for only a week or two. Then a few weeks later it may happen again.

Causes of mouth ulcers

Most mouth ulcer sufferers note that ulcers are more likely when they are feeling stressed or run-down – these were the top two causes reported to
Although the cause of most mouth ulcers is unknown, accidental damage is a common reason. For example, biting the tongue or cheek lining by mistake, eating foods that are too hot, a sharp broken tooth, or wearing badly-fitting dentures can all produce a mouth ulcer.
In 1 in 3 sufferers, it seems to run in the family because of an inherited tendency. A few people who constantly get mouth ulcers are anaemic or short of iron, folate or vitamin B12. Zinc deficiency, food hypersensitivity and general psychological stress have all been blamed for mouth ulcers, but specialists now think these are unlikely to be responsible. A few women find that mouth ulcers are more likely before their periods, so hormones might perhaps have an influence. Annoyingly, some people develop mouth ulcers after stopping smoking.
Repeated mouth ulcers can be part of several medical conditions (such as coeliac disease).and skin conditions. Though these disorders are unusual, you should see your doctor if you have mouth ulcers often.
Biphosphonate tablets (a bone-strengthening medication) can burn the inside of the mouth if you allow them to dissolve in the mouth rather than swallowing them whole with plenty of water.
Very rarely, a mouth ulcer can be cancerous. A cancerous ulcer does not heal, and is more common in older people, especially long-term smokers and drinkers. So you should see your doctor if you have an ulcer that does not heal within 3 weeks. If your ulcer is painless, do not ignore it because cancerous ulcers may be pain-free.

What to do about mouth ulcers

Unfortunately, there no reliable way of preventing ordinary mouth ulcers.
  • You could try chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinse, which you can buy in the UK from a pharmacy without a prescription. Use it twice daily. There is some evidence that this may reduce the frequency and severity of recurrent mouth ulcers, but long-term use can stain the teeth.
  • Look for a toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). One study showed that switching to a SLS-free toothpaste more than halved the likelihood of recurring mouth ulcers, but another study found no difference (Oral Disorders 1999;5:39-43).
There are various ways of relieving the pain, while waiting for the ulcer to heal itself.
  • Avoid spicy, salty or sour foods until the ulcer has healed.
  • Dissolve a tablet of soluble (dispersible) paracetamol in water, and swirl it round your mouth before swallowing it.
  • Before eating, rinse your mouth with iced water. This may dull the pain, so that eating is more comfortable.
  • Buy a mouth ulcer liquid rinse or gel from a pharmacy. These contain an anaesthetic. Many people find the rinse easier to use than a gel, especially if they have several ulcers at the same time, and the rinse forms a protective barrier over the ulcer as well as relieving pain..
  • Some people find that warm (not hot) camomile tea is helpful. Swirl it round the mouth before drinking it.

What your dentist can do

Dentists are experts on all types of mouth problems, so your dentist will be able to give you general advice about mouth ulcers. Another reason to see your dentist is that trauma from a sharp tooth, a brace or ill-fitting dentures are common causes of mouth ulcers.

What your doctor can do

Your doctor can prescribe a corticosteroid paste. This is the best treatment for getting rid of ordinary mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers), but of course it does not prevent them from occurring again. Apply it as soon as you suspect that an ulcer is forming. Dry the area with a tissue first, so that the paste sticks on.
Although ordinary aphthous ulcers are the most likely, there are other possibilities. Mouth ulcers can be part of several medical and skin conditions, so tell your doctor if you have any other symptoms, or if you have blisters or sores on any other part of your body. Your family physician may wish to check a blood sample for levels of iron, folate and vitamin B12. Of course, anyone with a mouth ulcer that does not go away in 3 weeks should see their doctor, because a persistent ulcer that refuses to heal could be cancerous.
For people who have frequent mouth ulcers, a recent study suggests that vitamin B12 tablets taken under the tongue (sublingually) may help, even in people whose blood level of vitamin B12 is normal. In the study, 74% of the people given the B12 became ulcer-free, compared with 32% given a dummy tablet. The treatment had to be given for at least 5 months to be effective. (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2009;22:9–16)

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Friday, February 26th 2010


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Posted by a girl that needs help on 25/06/2017 at 09:33

Hi doctor, I have an ulcers right in the bottom of my lips. I think there were almost 5 or 6. I'm trying to get it off and I rinsed my mouth with salty water everyday 2-3 times, and it don't even help and getting bigger now, it definitely hurt so much.Can you please tell me if there any problem I'm scared now.

Posted by Jay on 08/06/2017 at 10:08

canker sores caused by dentures won't heal if continued rubbing by denture. must go without the dentures for several days. no dentist told me that continued rubbing was reason for no healing. (post this on your site).

Posted by Optional on 31/03/2017 at 03:43

Hello sir i always suffer from ulcer after 5 or 6 months why this happened i want to know.Please answer my question.

Posted by Hussain on 13/02/2017 at 06:58

Hi I have mouth ulcer problem from long time.n i cant eat spicy n salty also.plz suggest some good medicine or gel from dat i get relief soon n i can eat spicy . Thanks Hussain

Posted by Optional on 06/10/2016 at 03:31

I had suffered from mouth ulcers for years nothing was helping it they would last for weeks.They were very painful. I went to my dentist about them she sent me to a a specialist they told me to use a inhaler clenil modulite on my mouth ulcers to spray it right on mouth ulcers. The mouthing ulcer goes away after a 3-7 days instead of lasting longer or for weeks and weeks

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2016 at 11:12

I really do struggle to end this madness. A week after getting one infection under control a lot more recur at the same spot. The doctors here only know about nyastacid suspension whenever you visit them. Please help

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2016 at 12:53

It so embarrassing to go to school with this thing coming out of my mouth it really hurts I didn't eat dinner BC I know I couldnt. And I wish there was something to heal it fast then a week. :'( I woke up crying to my mom to let me stay home today. This is my first time ever having this.

Posted by optional on 30/12/2015 at 11:00

I had a mouth ulcer and I tried everything and the thing that works the bed was Bonjela and it works. You put it on about 3 times a day and the ulcer slowely goes away, ot numbs the pain but it is agony after a while

Posted by Optional on 27/12/2015 at 03:12

My grand pa is suffering with mouth ulcers since from 5months.please suggest me a good medicine.He is unable to eat anything.

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2015 at 04:44

I get mouth ulcers every week I can't eat or talk and they hurt all the time and they take forever to go away. I nerd help.

Posted by Optional on 06/10/2015 at 07:08

It's all a hard pill to swallow, we can cure a multitude of diseases, yet we can't find A way to solve mouth ulcers. I've had them for 46 years, it really is a tiresome struggle. i have tried just about every antidote available to mankind. Somebody invent something to cure mouth ulcers and make a lot of money.

Posted by Jax on 17/08/2015 at 06:38

I have soft ulcer type lumps on the inside lower lip. usually at the corners. they look whitish, but contain nothing. they are just there. Occasionally they flatten off They do not hurt, They started about 4 months ago. My G.P "" doesn't know"", and cares less, but I would like a reason for lumpy lips. I know I am 75, but I am still vertical. and scrub up well, but the lips are not NORMAL hopeful regards

Posted by John on 12/06/2015 at 08:45

I often get mouth ulcers when iI don't get enough sleep. In the medical literature (pubmed) I read that although the cause of mouth ulcers isn't really known, it seems to be an autoimmune disease, and might respond to steroid-type drugs. I have been prescribed corticosteroids for inhaling for my athsma. So i tried dropping some onto my new painful mouth ulcer. It stopped hurting straight away and cleared up in a day or two: much faster than usual. Now i do this every time i get a mouth ulcer, and it works every time.

Posted by Mphoz on 19/05/2015 at 01:36

HI...I've a mouth ulcer i think... I need help.It has been like this for about 8 months now and it's kkilling me...Any help?

Posted by kadri on 05/05/2015 at 10:24

I m having mouth ulcer since last 3 months but no pain. It is 2mm. Pink colour but some time one or two white or red spot. Pls give me advice what to do ?

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2015 at 10:25

Have them in every 2 weeks what's wrong m fed up

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2015 at 04:15

i have ulcers all over my mouth and it has been going on for 6 days, i have not ate, unable to chew, or swallow. But thats not my only problem i have this horrible pain that throbs every second for these past 6 days, and its in the back of my mouth behind my mollers, its not my wisdom teeth though (i was told by my dentist) im miserable, please help me, what is this and how long is it gonna last?

Posted by Kathy on 18/11/2014 at 05:58

I suffered with this problem for over 20 years, i finally found a website that says SLS an ingredient in toothpaste causes mouth ulcers. I found some toothpaste one of the sensodyne ones without SLS and started using it, i haven't had a mouth ulcer since... It is sure worth a try

Posted by MouthUlcerEnemy on 24/10/2014 at 03:44

I've suffered mouth ulcers for as long as I can remember. My dad gets them as well and we get them at the same time which is bizarre. Although we DO get them at the same time, he always just has one or two while I have four HUGE ones that are in seriously the worst spots. I used to get 4 about every other week or so but now a new one is constantly showing up. My dad set up and allergy appointment to find out if it's anything I'm allergic to. If not then I have no idea what to even do! These things SUCK!

Posted by nicole on 10/09/2014 at 03:56

lips are dry. I have a rash on my neck and gets itchy a lot. my mouth is really red and looks roar and sour but there is no pain my tonsils looks inflamed and have little white dotes but still no pain... I have a weird taste in my mouth and im thirsty more than normal. can any one help me on what this could be.

Posted by julia on 29/08/2014 at 11:20

i had been suffering from mouth ulcer since last yeas and it used to repeat every month and it is very in order to get rid of my pain.what suggestion would u give me.i wil be very thankful to you,if u kindly help me out.

Posted by Alexandrina on 28/08/2014 at 03:02

I use Colgate Total all the time. I have a ulcer in my mouth that comes and goes away, and 3 weeks later comes back, the ulcer hurts really bad I rinsed my mouth with salt water but it didn't help, it hurts when I eat and talk I also have tried Glycerin and Orajel Do you think these ulcers are the result of chemicals called “triclosan”, which is found in “Colgate Total” toothpaste? I want so much to have an answer to my question and a solution to my problem

Posted by Gary clasper on 16/08/2014 at 10:56

Hi thanks for advice will try vitamin b12 I suffer from ulcers a lot now iam getting them on back of throat and there so painfull will try the vitamin tablets and cut down on gluten products

Posted by Optional on 28/05/2014 at 07:39

I have found that Myrrh Gum mixed 50/50 with water & applied to the mouth ulcers will heal them in 2-3 days. Just apply several times a day with a Q tip, it also reduces the pain. Myrrh gum can be found in health food stores it is a liquid. It is mentioned in the Bible, as 1 of the gifts to baby Jesus from the wise men.

Posted by Jules on 08/05/2014 at 10:14

If you have recurring mouth ulcers, sores on skin or scalp, joint pain, fatigue, episcleritis and ulcers on penis or vagina, please be aware you could have behcet's disease. Often new symptoms develop over years until you realise there is a pattern. Mouth ulcers, ulcers below and in bowels and stomach all linked up.

Posted by Karen Hevle on 01/05/2014 at 01:40

It never said ... Is there a communicability issue?? I don't want my grandchildren to get it .

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2014 at 12:40

Hello everyone I am a constant sufferer of mouth ulcers since last 12 years. Recently I found a medicine named ORABASE very good for pain n healing. Try it n i m sure u ll agree with me.

Posted by Optional on 11/01/2014 at 11:08

I have been using bonjela - liquid plaster. Put it on overnight and boom pain has gone. Bigger ones will take a little longer. The bottle is 10 ml and can be quite expensive but it gets rid of those fecking usclers.

Posted by Optional on 13/12/2013 at 10:54

I have been suffering with milk also since I was a child but only in my 20s did they become very bad before periods . Switching my toothpaste to a non-sodium laurel sulfate toothpaste almost ended them completely. My dentist also prescribes me an acid that is mixed at the pharmacy that you can apply with a Q-tip . It burns very badly for 45 seconds but then afterwards the pain immediately is gone. The acid burns the necrotic tissue so the ulcer cannot live off of the dead tissue and get bigger. I call it the miracle treatment! It really works well. I have recently found that aspirin products will cause me to have clusters of ulcers the very next day so I avoid aspirin completely now.

Posted by Optional on 18/11/2013 at 09:10

IF YOU HAVE ULCERS READ THIS..bout 2 months ago i was @ a friends house and i bit the inside of my check well 2 days later while i was back home i wake up and it turned into a Quarter size ulcer by the end of the day n the the next morning i had a total of 23 ulcers in my mouth 19 on my tongue in 1 spot the center and n 2 in the front bottom lip n 1 behind the left side of my tongue n the quarter size and this went on for a week n a half i couldn't eat or drink anything and luckily someone i knew was in the store when i walked in n usually id talk but i couldn't cuz everything was swollen and he gave me this lil bottle of mouthwash it was spearmint its yellowish but u have too take so much of it n mix it with water or it'll burn Ur mouth for a while n it dnt feel good even if its a drop so crazy thing is this was the first time in my life iv ever had an ulcer and i used it .I washed my mouth out 6 times a day for 2 days n they all went away after i did it i could eat soft food but it was only for 10 15 min b4 it started hurting, again but in 2 days it was gone,however meth or Adarall will cause ulcer to multiply so advice if u get ulcers find tht bottle its the only kind with old time spearmint n doctor name or mint but it has a green label with a name across the bottle n the liquid is yellowish if u read the back n it says mix with water u got the right 1 n thts all i can help with IF IT DOES

Posted by Optional on 11/11/2013 at 09:24

Why have I for the first time in my life got mouth ulcers I may be stressed at the moment but this is nothing to that that I have gone through lately so why now after a truely relaxing holuday

Posted by Lauea93Hall on 13/09/2013 at 02:07

I have always suffered from mouth ulcers but for the past few days I started to have throat pain and when examineing my mouth I realised I had an ulcer located at the back of my throat near the uvula & I am unable to reach it to treat it. Anybody suggest any medication I can take to treat it

Posted by Optional on 05/08/2013 at 08:53

i have swollen with white patces on my lower lip,Innitialy it was painless but now a bit pains and it was as a result of constant bitting during eaten. but now is given concern because i dont know while the growth is still there. pleas i need help.

Posted by lilly on 29/07/2013 at 12:24

i have a mouth ulcer and iy goes away and comes back after a little while i told my mom to call my doctor and set me up an appointment because of this and other things but she wont get off of her ass and call. it makes me mad. the ulcer hurts really bad and its on the roof of my mouth.

Posted by Optional on 17/06/2013 at 06:26

Ive got a mouth ulcer but its gone but that always happens but it seems to come back after a week or two but it dosent get sore but 1 time it squirted out white stuff what should i dk to treat it???

Posted by nicola on 05/06/2013 at 08:15

i suffered with huge ulcers around 4 or 5 at time for years it turned out to be sugary sweets! cut out chocolates/sweets and havent had an ulcer since....miss the sweets thow lol

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2013 at 01:13

I actually find mouth ulcers really annoying as most people do. I've had to moth ulcers very close together and the pain when I move my mouth is horrible and I've only had this for like 2 days so I'm hoping it won't get any worse. The one thing you should get to help this is Bonjela this helps a lot, its a sort of gel that will sooth it a little so the pain will go for a while and it won't be as swallon if this is also your case. I find bonjela very useful, at first when you put it on it will sting and your eyes might fill up with stears for a lot of you (mostly females or children) but don't worry! Its worth it when its done. Hope this helped you but apart from that brush more than 2 times a day to fight it! Bye!x

Posted by medicine on 27/03/2013 at 02:07

I have suffered since small age. A medicine in mexico called kenalog dental or in the usa called kenalog orabase speeds up the process of ulcers lasting shorter time

Posted by opal on 08/03/2013 at 04:34

Idk if this is the uclear but it's on my upper inside lip & against my teeth upper gums. It's white & a perfect circle. It hurts everytime i brush my teeth & has stayed on for atleast a week. Im hoping these tips help!

Posted by Optional on 04/03/2013 at 08:20

I have two on my tongue that are really quite painful. My sister says it could be to do with eating too many sweets recently. Is this true?

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2013 at 10:17

Vegemite. numbs it instantly.

Posted by nafisat on 11/02/2013 at 03:16

there is dis white sport in d roof of my mouth,both up nd down..nd its been there for lyk three years,nd it keeps growing everyday,nd it has been turning to emberassment for me.i can even be able to talk well in d public cause iif i do they must ask me what is in ur mouth,now am tired of it,nd i have to do smthing bouth it before it turns to something else pls help me out

Posted by Optional on 02/02/2013 at 07:13

hello, I wrote this comment while a sore is in my mouth obviously. I am from Philippines. Just like another person here says, I have one sore and then after the sore heals another appears. I am not new to the sore thing but before my sores is like you get sore now, it heals it two weeks maximum and then it will repeat after some several months but now as I observed that is stated above, its recurring or persistent in every week. I am trying to cure it by salt water or saline solution, applying daktarin oral gel and ice chips too. nothing works but the thing is I have sore but its not painful at all. It's like it just pops there every now and then making me panic and stressed along the way. If I also remember, there was one time last year around 16th of December, I cannot eat properly due to the pain in chewing food like it cuts through my tongue, I have this white surface like the tongue get mad but it disappeared after one week and it didn't come back but the sore is persistent. I am worried what could it be. Hope you will answer my concern soon. Thank you and more power

Posted by Yunus on 21/01/2013 at 09:40

For those who have used Bonjela and then find out its discontinued, i can reassure you that Boots are still Selling this product in store and online.

Posted by lauren on 16/01/2013 at 03:06

I have a small ulcer on my lip and for some reason my gums are hurting because of it, also my cheek is swollen and hurts to touch. I rinsed my mouth with salt water but it didn't help, it hurts when I eat and talk:/ help?

Posted by Shirley sheasby on 31/12/2012 at 10:28

I have balloon like ulcers on bottom inside of mouth, They dont hurt and arre not sore, but I find myself using my tongue around bottom of mouth I have been told people can see me doing this and has become habit forming- I do suffer with indigestion for the last 20 years. I suffer with Acidity I have! Had false teeth for 20 yrs which I am still wearing.! I always try to digest my food. Could you kindly tell me the problem I have. Mrs S M Sheasby.ll

Posted by Julie on 28/12/2012 at 11:18

Hi My daughter is 10 nearly 11yrs old and has been suffering from mouth ulcers for nearly 3yrs. We have been to the doctors and dentist but nothing has worked, we are willing to try anything to help relieve her pain...

Posted by kumar on 29/11/2012 at 11:22

hello sir, i live in india and i hav some serious ulcer problems they occur simultaneously as i am writing you this letter there are more than 7 ulcers in my mouth and i jus cant speak drink eat properly all of your advice helped me a little but i didnt stop hope for your answer as soon as possible

Posted by blah on 28/11/2012 at 12:35

I had recurrent mouth ulcers for many many years. Started taking VitB complex (as VitB12 alone hard to find), and it's immeasurably improved. My experience anyway.

Posted by Sushi on 28/11/2012 at 09:46

Hi all. I find that Kenalog works quite well. It doesnt sting when you apply it and its used for all ages! Its like a sticky wax in your mouth when you apply it so don't move your mouth around too much after applying. Also to prevent the pain abit I like to use Aloe Vera with a hint of honey. Its sweet and tasty and numbs the pain for a while. Swish it around your mouth and near your ulcer for a while. Otherwise you could try taking two teaspoons of honey and keeping it near the area of your ulcer! I HATE ulcers so hope this works!!! P.S Take ALOT of water. Don't let your ulcer become dry or it won't heal :)

Posted by zucchini on 07/11/2012 at 12:41

I had a hip replacement in February of this year. In the hospital I contracted sores in my mouth. They have never gone away and have spread and hurt like heck. I have seen many doctors and dentists, most are specialists.. have taken many rx's, mouthwashes as well as ointments. Have tried 4 bottles of Daniel's cocktail. 9 1/2 months of pain with no answers.. but a lot ruled out.. is not fun. Been reading here... asked nurse at Doc office if it could be MRSA.. and she said if it were MRSA in the mouth I would be dead. I asked nurse (this was today as I was having blood tests again) if it could be cancer of the mouth. She said absolutely not. I am wondering if these were answers she was not qualified to give. Have seen that doctor the day before but failed to ask those questions. I also have MS and am wondering if that is contributing. ARGGGG

Posted by Optional on 02/11/2012 at 12:21

I always have mouth ulcers one after the other. Each heals about a week or two but I just wonder why it hasn't stop for about 3 months now. It comes back after one is healed.

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2012 at 10:27

I have a mouth ulcer from 1 dentist told me it is completly heald.but i stil see white patches in the this normal

Posted by corey on 17/09/2012 at 11:55

hi my son has has a small lump with 5 or 6 ulcers what could that be

Posted by andy on 14/09/2012 at 12:13

iv got a really saw ulcer, iv also got these very itchy bite like dots that i can pop and puss comes out, my skin is so very itchy an now i am having problems eating, please help

Posted by Joma on 16/08/2012 at 05:14

hi... good day.... may I ask which specialist doctor I can consult my frequent mouth ulcer and chapped lips... thanks

Posted by bradley on 02/08/2012 at 08:03

i have mouth ulcers alot and they hurt iv got a massive one at the moment and it is getting on my nerves

Posted by Rick-Manta on 06/06/2012 at 01:23

For those who keep asking if ulcers can be passed by oral sex or just kissing, the answer is no. However maintaining oral hygeine after whatever you do will be benificial to ulcer sufferers. Also never put your hands in your mouth and avoid eating with your hands, not only is it polite manners it'll lower the chance of certain bacteria causing an ulcer.

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2012 at 11:59

I have a very painful mouth ulcer in both corners of my mouth the right side being the worst, my mouth , nose and lips are always numb i have tried many types of paste eg iglu gel for quite a long while now many months i have been to my doctor who said go to a dentist would this cost money though?i am beging to think it is cancerous

Posted by Optional on 27/05/2012 at 04:50

I have a ucler my doctor said but its been a week now and i am just thinking about it and i want to no what can i do i tried salt and water and also the salt and it does not work what can i do next... pleade help me

Posted by Optional on 23/05/2012 at 08:27

found right information which was am searching. Thanks to the Dr.Margaret Stearn. Keep posting...

Posted by Suffering sadie on 16/05/2012 at 10:07

I have had ulcers for the past 10 years. For 3 years i didnt have a single day where i didnt have ulcersI I would have ulcers joining from one side of my gum to the other and my face being severly swollen as a result. I tried vit B in the hope of relieving the pain but actually vit B made them multiply and I began getting severe migraines for the first time in my life, even losing my speech and having blackouts! Corsydl mouthwash wasn't too bad for stopping them getting larger but stained teeth badly. I have now discovered it was mainly CHOCOLATE all along, I cut chocolate and sugary foods out and rapidly the ulcers vanished. After years of trial and error I noticed Anadins, pasta, and nuts were also small culprits. Another help is if you can eat 2 boiled eggs a day or raw even better!

Posted by Optional on 07/05/2012 at 02:31

I get clusters of mouth ulcers but now use a gel called Bye mouth ulcer which is great as it doesnt sting and as long as I leave it for a few minutes I can eat and drink without it being uncomfortable. I bought it online.My sister now uses it on my niece who is four as it is safe for kids not like others I have bought before where you had to be 16 to use it. As soon as I feel them coming I pop the gel on it is brilliant.

Posted by Ghulam Rasool on 19/04/2012 at 01:16

I have moth ulcer problem I get this problem in summer mouh ulcer session comes to me in starting of summer and at the end of summer automatically end tell me about it why it appear

Posted by Optional on 12/04/2012 at 11:48

I suffer from ulcers very frequently and there is a product out that I had never used call oralmedic, its fantastic. It comes in a pack of 2 doses and its a cotton bud that has solution in and this literally seems to burn the ulcer at first, numbs it for hours and then it goes. Brilliant! The only place that seems to sell it it tesco stores and the pharmacies within tesco stores ( this is where I first discovered it and I spent the weekend going to LLoyds, Boots, coop and no-one had heard of it but did find it in the tescos at a reduced price of £1.48 bargain!!).

Posted by Trinovantes on 28/03/2012 at 03:32

I have suffered from mouth ulcers most of my life. I find a good mouth wash like "Listerine" prevents them from coming so often. But one thing I can assure you is forget all the chemist remedies and Bonjela etc and just use salt. Either gargle or wet your finger dip it in salt and put it on the ulcer. Yes it stings. But it certainly clears them up faster than anything else I have tried. If you think you have a mouth ulcer coming then gargle with salt water. I swear by it.

Posted by Linzi on 14/03/2012 at 03:27

Salt in water and swish round your mouth twice a day OR if your really brave wet the tip of your finger, stick some salt on to it and apply directly to the ulcer. It stings but it works!

Posted by Naseem Ahmad Khan on 21/02/2012 at 03:46

I very much appreciate your information. I am also thinking the same way. I am also making a product regarding mouth ulcer by using basil leaves and pure raw honey. Thanks a lot,

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2012 at 01:12

i get mouth ulcers all the time bonjela is useless but what really helps me before i eat i apply BONJELA COMPLETE PLUS onto the ulcers it gets rid of the pain so i can enjoy my food it lasts for 4 hours

Posted by Mary on 10/01/2012 at 09:15

Put just enough water in a beaker for 1-2 mouthfuls, and add 3 drops of tea tree oil, and swish it round your mouth for a minute, then spit out. Do this every morning and evening, regardless of whether or not you have an ulcer.

Posted by saiuren on 22/12/2011 at 07:26

I need help as my 2 year old son is suffering badly from mouth ulcers for a week now.

Posted by Paula on 13/12/2011 at 12:45

I have been taking a Multi VitB tablet as recommended at a chemists a long time ago.About 6 months ago it was suggested in a health shop that I might not be digesting it and she recommended a Vit B12 dissolved under the tongue. This has helped tremendously. I still get ulcers, but nowhere near as many. If I get a bad one it is much less painful and doesnt last as long.

Posted by Optional on 16/11/2011 at 06:56

I have had mouth ulcers since I was a very little girl. I had them all the time when I was little, they subsided somewhat in my early twenties, but came back with a vengence in my late twenties. I am now 30 and have them about every other week. Last year when I was pregnant for the first time, I was on prenatal vitamins and never had an ulcer the whole time I was pregnant. I believe vitamins work to keep them at bay.

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2011 at 01:26

Thank you. I know I need to see a dentist more but at the moment it is too expensive, so this has been very helpful!

Posted by praveen on 18/10/2011 at 04:54

mouth ulcers are mostly cured by treating with riboflavin tablets often.

Posted by Optional on 08/10/2011 at 04:21

I get these blisters quite often this this time I have I have too many in my mouth too many tiny ones. Why do they occur.?what is the cure. Plz let me know thanks

Posted by Sophia on 05/10/2011 at 09:57

I am a regular suffer of ulcers, i find that bonjela is the relief!

Posted by Rajkumar on 05/10/2011 at 09:38

Thank u sir,before i was very much afraid of ulcer,now iam very happy by seeing ur suggestions sir

Posted by richard on 18/09/2011 at 05:06

i have suffered with mouth ulcers for years and only found a cure recently.its bonjela once which is no longer available chemist also did a version of this which again was was the only cure for mouth ulcers that cured it instantly although it was painful to use it first but after that it was numb and eventually it just went.Now im back to having around 10 ulcers a month with no cure again.i really wish they would bring bonjela once back out again as it was the only instant cure.

Posted by Kissy on 17/08/2011 at 04:08

I'm not sure if i can spread them if i kiss someone?

Posted by Chloe on 16/08/2011 at 01:04

Ulcers can be caused by allergies, worth getting checked out.

Posted by Brooke on 14/08/2011 at 11:37

thank you this info will and is helping me i just got my 1st ulser and it didn't hurt tht bad BUT then i got another 1 and IT HURTS i said something and then my aunt tol me 2 look it up so i did and found y'all now i know just what to do TANK YOU SO MUCH :D

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2011 at 11:37

i suffer with mouth ulcers all the time. i normaly get three at a time. it is really painfull

Posted by Anonomys - i know its spelt wrong on 01/08/2011 at 08:43

I have mouth olcers but i bite my gums in my sleep. i dont feel stressed and when i say my dentist they said its not a good thing to give me a mouth gaurd because it can give you mouth problems during the night. I have tried everthing and i sleep with a paste in my mouth called kenalog and rinse my mouth out with warm water and salt but nothing seens to work. do you know of anything that can help? anyinfomation would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2011 at 10:32

Hi I have had two mouth ulcers on either side of my mouth for almost around 10years. The ulcers are in the same position on either side of my mouth and get sore every other day or two days. I have tried treatments to get rid of the ulcers but they never go. I did speak to both a dentist and my doctor around 7 or 8 years ago and they seemed to think the ulcers were there because of the way my teeth are positioned and think that I must catch my skin on it whilst sleeping. The dentist said that it was nothing to worry about and said that as I have had the ulcers for so many years and they have stayed the same it was fine. He said some people get ulcers that dont go away. I have always worried about the ulcers as I do think it is odd that they never go away. I used to smoke but gave up 5 years ago and worry that it may have something to do with that. Ultimately my fear is that it may be something serious and I always have it on my mind. Please help.

Posted by Optional on 28/07/2011 at 05:01

I have an extremly large ulcer on the inside of my top lip. It is so large that it has split down parts and stings so badly that their isnt much medication that doe not sting painfully when used. I note that I have been run down ever since a school trip before the holidays and have had many problems with my health since then.

Posted by Optional on 16/07/2011 at 02:16

I get them every once and a while yogurt helps too

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2011 at 10:28

This hurts like the dickens but my dad taught me that if you dissolve an aspirin on your ulcer it numbs it and helps it go away faster! I have had some pretty large ones where I have had to use this method a couple days after the first aspirin but they will start to go away within a couple days!

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2011 at 08:48

I had a red unlevel ridge (I call it) inside cheek for about a month..did not hurt...have had before and just went for about six days it has been white and red around low part...does not hurt...what should I do? getting anxious...GOD bless all

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2011 at 03:11

i get it every three months

Posted by Optional on 02/07/2011 at 08:58

hi, My husband suffered from repeated mouth ulcers (not cancer patient)for many years(20 yrs). He would have many ulcers and then they would heal.drinking buttermilk would help a little but otherwise no big change. He also has constipation problem on and off. we didnt link it together until i read a article about lip beauty.can you believe it? no doctor was able to find out but if he tries and combats constipation, he wont have. And wen he suffers from constipation he will have it again. Also, i have seen my grand parents and people their age wash their mouth (gargle and spit water) after using restroom. They say it removes some bad stuff (I am from India) . Guess what, if he tries doing it the ulcers heal fast. I think, there could be many factors for mouth ulcers. But hope this helps someone.

Posted by random on 01/07/2011 at 07:14

I have suffered from mouth ulcers since the age of 7. it is agony!

Posted by sandra on 01/07/2011 at 07:02

I have a two mouth ulcers and their bothering me really bad I can eat anything :( or even chew gum I tried the salt thingy it hurt l0ts:,( any other tips on how to get rid if them ?

Posted by ss on 30/06/2011 at 01:00

how can we differentiate between mouth cancer and ulcer?

Posted by deep rehal on 26/06/2011 at 09:34

hi, i read carefully all ur comments to heal to since long mouth ulcers n i apply all these remedies like b12, b2 drinking lot of water etc but m still struggling with them. Sometimes i feel what will happen with me. I m reducing my weight very fast due to lack of normal diet. Pl suggest me how to heal these.. i swear i m unable to do sumthng for these.. Sir Pl pl do sumthng. I will be very gratefull to u for this one..

Posted by Sue on 07/06/2011 at 11:11

My update to all mouth ulcer sufferers, I posted a comment in March this year..I started taking Vitamin B complex tablets 6 wks today, just one a day..and good news, ive only had one ulcer during this time..i really did suffer very painful times, up to two a week.. i suggest giving them a try, but check with your doctor first to see if they are ok for you to take.. Good luck my friends x

Posted by Ranveer on 28/05/2011 at 12:01

hi, i am suffer from ulcer last 6 years, now the ulcers come too often in 10 to 12 in numbers. it pains so much. no gel and medicine heal it, it get healed by self. now this time i have ulcer from last 3 week, but not get heal. i don't know where to go. doctors said u have constipation and bad hyegine. but i think it may be mouth cancer. do u know any test through which i get know may i have any kind of cancer or not. i am so feared. plz help me. which specialist department will treat me.

Posted by Susadia on 23/05/2011 at 12:11

Adding vitamin b2 (riboflavin) helped me to rid my mouth of ulcers, swollen glands, painful sore throat and tongue problems. Do not overlook the importance of this vitamin.

Posted by Optional on 20/05/2011 at 05:06

if you have a mouth ulcer can you transfer it by oral sex?

Posted by Emma on 14/05/2011 at 07:54

Hello fellow sufferers. I have totally cut down my mouth ulcers by only using toothpaste that DOES NOT contain SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE also known as SLS or SODIUM LAURYTH SULPHATE. (Sensodyne is ok!)Rinse your toothpaste out of your mouth well. Do not EVER smoke menthol cigarettes or chew menthol gum. One fag led to me having 17 ulcers at once! Not good. Frador is the best thing ever. You could be aneamic or have celiac disease. Good luck!

Posted by Anonymous on 13/05/2011 at 06:08

Hi I had problems with ulcers for months but it has been resolved! I went to the doctor and was prescribed triamcinolone paste brand name:Adcortyl paste apply to ulcer its quite thick so best used before bed and a few applications of this and it helped.They still returned frequently though this was just good for when they came. As i work in pharmacy i spoke to my pharmacist and asked what they thought would be best for re-occuring ulcers and recommended vitamin b12 compound tablets to be prescribed by doctor.I took this information and was prescribed this medication took 10 days worth and have never had ulcers for the last 3years!!!!Definately recommended and worth a go if you frequently get them!

Posted by Anonymous on 04/05/2011 at 09:11

i ve been run down ,and unable to eat for a few days .now i have a huge ulcer in the bottom of my mouth i ve been suffering it for 2 days now and a friend told me to use abesol liquid .ulcer is still there but pain as gone for now.which is a blessing.ha. need to get back to a proper balanced diet

Posted by Optional on 16/04/2011 at 06:44

try colchisine and pentoxiffline together those of u who have reoccuring mouth ulcers

Posted by Mother on 13/04/2011 at 03:24

My 5 yr old little girl has had mouth ulcers since 6 months old. It was a come and go no more than 2 weeks. Then the beginning of this yr. 2011 she has had ulcers consistantly. Not ONE DAY break. Her entire mouth is covered. The doctor thinks she has irritable bowl disease. She wants to put her under and see what the scope says. We have tried...all from granary, acyclovir, benderyl.maylox.lidocaine. blend, steriod mouth wash.... I control her diet ... low sodium, no citrus, no acid... and still we have ulcers.... what do I do to give my little girl some relief????? It effects everthing... God Bless and hopefully someone has went through this to help us.

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Posted by Optional on 10/04/2011 at 12:18

i have this mouth ulcer since i got here abroad,i find it each month it's coming out and it would last in long period then before it heals there's another one coming out sometimes it's coming out all together that i feel i have fever because of the pain,one time i go in the doctor they just give this cream to lessen only the pain it is pansoral if i'm not mistaken for teething also they use this kind also for the baby.when i ask the doctor he just told me it's normal to have come if it's coming each month how many times..

Posted by Amyy on 06/04/2011 at 07:36

i have had mouth ulcers since i was young and none of my relatives have it. only about once a year or less. right now, i have one that has been there for about a week now. they usually go away without me having to do anything and are only about 5mm. the one i have now is 10mm and has yellowy mucus in the crater-like centre. its located at the back of my cheek because i bit it by accident and it became an ulcer. whenever i bite or put my teeth together, it rubs my ulcer and the pain is excruciating. i've tried Bonjela. i dont like it. it doesnt smell r tasts at all pleasant and stings. it only lasts for a little bit and for me, it doesnt numb the pain much. what else can i use?

Posted by Sarah on 05/04/2011 at 07:21

Hi my name is sarah and i got a really bad ulcer pain and i was just looking to see if there was any thing else i can use to get rid of my horrible mouth ulcer apart from bonjela because apparently children under the age of 16 can no longer use it :(, and i have found that on this site there has been no other products that i can buy to get rid of my horrible mouth ulcer pain

Posted by Ouch! on 29/03/2011 at 07:35

I've suffered from mouth ulcers for years and through trial and error have found which foods cause mine. Strange as it may seem, certain brands of chocolate bring it on, as does cheap concentrated orange juice! When I do get mouth ulcers, I've found 'Frador' is the best thing. It's a topical treatment applied with a q-tip. Ask for it at Boots, it's usually behind the pharmacy counter.

Posted by zahra on 20/03/2011 at 11:58

i put salt on my ulcerand it started stinging and went painful but it went away overnight and i was releaved

Posted by Sarah on 17/03/2011 at 06:29

i'm 25. i have had a deep hole in my mouth with a sore in it sometimes so i remove it by myself but it occurs again. i noticed it 2 years ago and i didnt do anything but it's getting worse even it has no pain, it seems like giving me bad breath. what should i do? i've read above information so 2 years ago, i checked blood level and said low level of blood that i have. and also when i swallow, i feel like something in my throat. so many problem in my mouth area. give me some advice pls

Posted by keith ruddy on 17/03/2011 at 12:17

I found a cure that has helped me, i have suffered for 5yrs with ulcers and now there all gone, i got a inhaler from my gp. Its to be held in ure mouth and not inhaled, it has a strong steroid in it and kills the ulcers, its called Clenil Modulite 100 (Beclometasone dipropionate). Its working for me, have had no ulcers this 2 mths now and its great. The inhaler is used for asthma but the steroid in it kills the ulcers, try it out....

Posted by Teeanah on 16/03/2011 at 08:53

just wondering what causes or why do i get mouth ulcer every month ?

Posted by Optional on 15/03/2011 at 09:48

Can you pass mouth ulcers too your genitals though oral sex ?

Posted by Kitty on 14/03/2011 at 09:49

Pretty good advice I will try some

Posted by barbara on 12/03/2011 at 08:35

I have a mouth ulcer my face is swollen how long does it last

Posted by Sue on 09/03/2011 at 10:14

Im troubled with constant painful mouth ulcers, was diagnosed with thyroid probs last year, may be this adds to the problem..nothing only salty mouthwash helps me.. iv tried everything available..if only i knew what causes these dreadful sores.

Posted by Optional on 09/03/2011 at 01:28

I have Ulcerative Colitis and this means i constantly have abnormally painful ulcers when i'm having a flare up. It's almost the worst part of having an IBD!

Posted by Master Clancy on 08/03/2011 at 11:13

how in the world can a 2yr old get them? and none of ur causes seem to match my son?? and hes teething so pleease explain he is on medication day 1 so goin to see how this goes. and his mouth is full of them.

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2011 at 02:15

I have suffered from this problem for two years. I put a teaspoon of manuka honey in my mouth one night and instantly the relief was there and it has gotten better ever since.

Posted by Optional on 23/02/2011 at 01:22

I get blood blisters in my mouth sometimes through eating apples or crusty brown bread. When they break they ulcerat after a few days. I tend to use IGLU Paste which I find allieviates the pain and advances healing.

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2011 at 12:29

I need to find out HOW to get rid of my ulcer ASAP! i have about 15 ulcers in my mouth atm and its killling me i cant drink anything i cant eat anything please help me.

Posted by Optional on 18/02/2011 at 11:01

thxx for the info but i guess my prob is weird....i am suffering frm mouth ulcers since the past 8-10 months....i speacially suffer frm these in the summer season..i live here in KSA!!its very hoot in here..n whenever the weather goes kool in the winter i dont get even a single of it in ma mouth...n now its summer here...i have strted 2 suffer!...wht should i do?!wht can be da reason?

Posted by kay on 15/02/2011 at 07:05

My 3 year old daughter is plagued with ulcers on her tongue and cheeks and inner lips every day. i'm now on my 4th visit to G P about them hope to get some help this time. Anyone else have young children with same problem/have advice?

Posted by Worried on 15/02/2011 at 09:19

I'm worried that the mouth ulcers can be cancerous but I'll just take good care of it and hope it goes away I'll just havebit in my prayers when I pray to jesus my lord thank you if I wasn't to look this up I wouldn't have known what I had thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 08/02/2011 at 05:17

I used to have mouth ulcers all the time. I don't remember a year of my life that wasn't plagued by them until I was diagnosed with Celiac. Now that I am gluten free, I don't get them unless I accidentally ingest gluten.

Posted by Optional on 02/02/2011 at 03:37

I used to get mouth ulcer on a regular basis. And it sometimes appear on my tongue and is very painful. I tried taking vitamin B on a regular basis. After so many years of advice i finally found one solution. having yogurt really helps. yogurt contains lactobacillus or taking "riboflavin"/tablets with lactobacillus also helped.

Posted by kat on 01/02/2011 at 10:38

Past several months I have been getting mouth sores before my period and cracks in corners of my mouth and tenderness on the sides of my tong, i am embarrassed to tell my doctor. i have also noticed I am worn out and tired for no reason at all all of the time i have no energy I do know i have a problem with iron and i wonder if this could be the cause...

Posted by Malene on 26/01/2011 at 12:09

Thanks all you guys for all the comments and suggestions. I feel for you guys suffering from this. I stumbled on this site, looking for some solution from a young friend in her twenties. She says she tends to get them either before or after her period, like another person who commented. Some of you say you get them if you eat certain kinds of food, or if you lack sleep, you are lucky, if you know when you get them, then try not to do what brings them about. I also read another place that B 12 vitamin sublingual - taken under the tongue - for at least 5 months had helped 75% of those taking it from it to reoccur. Worth a try! I'm gonna suggest she tries either the ginger treatment or the baking soda or salt water gurgle. Equal parts of liquid anatacid and antihistamin is also said to be helpful put on the wound.

Posted by Optional on 26/01/2011 at 10:32

I suffer from mouth ulcers, I don't know how many othe rpeople have had this experience - but often find that some of the things supposed to cure or make them better actually make the problem worse. I've also found doctors I've consulted to be very dismissive about the problem - saying "oh yes, everyone gets them sometimes. You just have to deal with it." or suggesting my dental hygiene might be lacking (I assure you it isn't!) There's a definite connection between consuming Vitamin C and getting mouth ulcers for example. I only have to look at a glass of orange juice for my mouth to break out in ulcers a few hours later. And Vitamin C tablets are a nightmare. I avoid anything even remotely citrus these days and the ulcers are a lot better than they once were. I also tried taking Vitamin B Complex for a while - the ulcers got worse whilst I was taking it, and better not long after I stopped (I repeated this experiment a few years later, with much the same result - the B vitamin thing appears to be a load of rubbish in my case). Bonjela is guaranteed to make a small ulcer turn into a raging inferno in my case. I think I must be allergic to it! I do find taking dispersible aspirin and swilling it around my mouth before swallowing is very effective at soothing the pain, as is sucking ice cubes. Everyone's mouth ulcers are triggered by different things.I think the main thing to do is to try and figure out what's causing the ulcers - write down what you've eaten, how tired/stressed you were, that kind of thing - and see if there are any common culprits.

Posted by so painful on 24/01/2011 at 08:51

i get mouth ulcers on a regular basis. about 4 ulcers a month. I've tried nearly everything! Anbesol id good, but doesn't last long, and it hurts like hell to put on!!! (worse than bonjela!!) Iglu is ok, but hurt to get on the ulcer. Bonjela is good but rubs off after an hour or two, i find that rinsing ur mouth with listerine helps numb the pain, thought stings so much!!!!!!! hope this helps

Posted by Neama on 16/01/2011 at 12:52

@Optional: If you live in UK, I'd say try "Bonjela". It's a gooey thing you put on the ulcer (tastes like salmiak/mint). It'll hurt for a few seconds but after that it's numb for 1-5 hours, for me at least. I'd say at least give it a try :)

Posted by jojo on 15/01/2011 at 11:34

hey i have had a mouth ulcer at the back of my mouth, and its just above my throat its really painful when i breath, eat, drink water and i have tryed everything from swiling around my mouth with mouthwash's and salt water to having sprays. my mouth ulcer is quite big and hurts all the time and has a whitey colour and i have had it for 3 weeks.

Posted by Optional on 05/01/2011 at 06:40

I've had mouth ulcers since I was a little girl. Here recently they have gotten much bigger and stay alot longer. In the last 3 months I don't think that I've had an ulcers smaller than a dime. I even kept one on my tougue for about 3 months. I've went to my doctor, and my denist. The doctor gave me a compound mouthwash and my denist has gaving me a pasty liquid. BOTH have not helped. Raising with salt water doesn't help. I even put staight salt on them because I'm in so much pain. I can't find anything that CURES them just a numbing medicine that last for about 5mins before I have to reply more on. I'm pretty much open to anything at this point. If anyone has a resolution please let me know.

Posted by Optional on 01/01/2011 at 04:51

So, I've gotten canker sores before and never had them be a big deal until a couple day's ago. Just over a week ago I came down with a bad case of conjunctivitis (a.k.a pink eye) and it's just begun to get better. Then, suddenly, about to days ago I wake up to a whole mouth full of sores. Not one or two, but like 8. Is this freaky? Has this ever happened to anybody before? If so what did you do?

Posted by Optional on 28/12/2010 at 08:37

I have had recurrent mouth ulcers since I was a teenager. Neither my doctor or dentist can provide an explanation as to why. I am healthy, not stressed or anxious! In the past I've had up to 10 at any one time. This is very depressing and painful. I recently read about stomach ulcers and good results with those using Ginger. So as an experiment found some ground Ginger in my cupboard and put it directly onto my ulcers 2-3 times in the day. Amazingly they shrank overnight and I have been ulcer free since. If I see a little red dot appearing in my mouth which is the beginning of a new one I simply zap it with Ginger and it disappears literally overnight. It is just so fantastic to know that I have finally found something that works, and.costs nothing too

Posted by SoManyUlcers on 20/12/2010 at 11:25

Just a reccomendation but I had an absolute monster of an ucler about the size of a 10p coin on the inside of my bottom lip, I found getting a piece of ice and FORCING my self to hold it on there for 20 seconds before swirling a glass of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of salt in my mouth for 2 minutes, 4 times a day every day REALLY helped!

Posted by Optional on 17/12/2010 at 10:10

ive tried get rid of ulcres but they never go ive tried medigel .it barely does there anything that get completely rid of ulcers.i cant have certain medicine because im under 16.plz tell me some sollutions

Posted by crlcrl on 17/12/2010 at 04:47

anyone have plasma cell gingivitis, if you do i would appreciate knowing if you have found an effective treatment. thanks

Posted by Worried on 14/12/2010 at 08:25

I keep getting ulcers, they have become more common in the last 4 months, the last time i had them there was a couple of white spots around it but, disappered after a while, at the moment i have two ulcers, one on my gum the other just below my lip, all my ulcers have appeared on my bottom lip in front of my teeth. Thing is i read on the internet it could be mouth cancer, and ive asked my mum to book me into the dentist and them to have a look, they replied i could have a blood test if i want. Does anyone have any idea why this keeps happening and should i have the blood test???

Posted by joanna on 11/12/2010 at 07:37

I've suffered with mouth ulcers all my life. Corsodyl mouthwash gets rid of the pain so you can eat, and Adcortyl in Orabase cures them. Don't get Bonjela - it will send you through the roof - trust me on this!

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2010 at 08:25

Hi, This is kind of embarrassing, but I have a few problems that are happening all at once. One once in a while when I brush my teeth my gums bleed. It has been happening alot more lately than usual. I have not been for a teeth cleaning in a long time, but you could never tell because my teeth are really nice. I have a panic disorder which makes it hard for me to see any doctor. The second thing is that my mouth is breaking out...especially when I ear spicy foods or smoke a cigarette. It really tongue swells sometimes too....I know this is alot but I was thinking gingivitis from not being to a dentist in a while, but does that cause the irritations and sometimes ulcers in my mouth. Im getting very nervous and cry often because I just dont know what it is and am sooooo dumb and scared to visit a doctor...anyone please if you have advice please let me know. Thank you

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2010 at 10:50

I got my ulcers from my orthodontist. I got my braces on Monday and he accidentally cut my bottom gum skin open. The skin is tender below your teeth on your jaw and that's why I have got three in one spot. I am in so much pain but I'm rinsing my mouth and using SM-33.

Posted by _SkAttErN_ on 26/11/2010 at 10:19

i have never had a long term problem with mouth ulsers as a such. of course i occasioally get them like at the moment hense how i found this site lol this page was mega useful =) shame there wasn't more tips on how to deal with it but then again, most tips come from the comments lol i guess my tips would be alwats bruh twice a day minimum. if your gonna eat something that could get stuck between your teeth, make sure to floss afterwards or at night. a reasonanbly hot drink helps to numb it and it's the same with an ice cold drink. my personal choice is a nice hot cuppa milk with a bit of suger =) also smooths your throat if it's sore. another technique i sometimes use if i get angry with it is to blow your mouth up with your breath and force the air to wherever it is you have it. "WARNING! it can be rather painful for a few seconds when you do it". 30secs max usually for me but afterwards you really don't feel it much at all. if it starts to hurt a bit again then give it another go. it shouldn't hurt as much as the first time. depends how long you leave it. it's a radical approach which i think works but if your major sensitive i wouldn't advise it. hope this helps you all =) xxx mike p xxx

Posted by Optional on 24/11/2010 at 09:53

SAlt water is the key. Morning, noon and night if possible

Posted by Leanne on 19/11/2010 at 08:36

This was very useful, i have suffered with ulcers from a very young age and when you have them hardly anything helps! Iv seen tonnes of specialists but recently found out the the main reason i get them is because my body is ridiculously low in B12, taking supplements everyday and cutting out salty foods have made a huge difference and now i only get them after biting my lip or when im run down and generally ill! Hope the rest of you find cures!

Posted by patricia on 14/11/2010 at 08:25

I have had this problem for more than 3 years. What has helped me initially doesn't work the 2nd time around so I have to find new solutions. These are what have helped: Solcoseryl paste(dry ulcer first, apply, then put cotton if you can keep from swallowing it), Debactirol, Prolix and Orofar (mix half and half of 5 ml. and gargle), Virgin Coconut oil (gargle or put on cotton and place next to ulcer), tetracycline and virlix gargle, Iterac and Virlix, Kamillosan Spray (I keep this with me all the time to spray before eating), Vit. E (squeeze a capsule of Vit. E on cotton and place against ulcer), Silver Colloid gargle, Green tea gargle, Maalox, Mycostatin, Nexium and what is known in the Philippines as "tawas" or alum, an astringent, crystalline double sulfate of aluminum and potassium. When it was really bad I had steroid shots. In 3 days the sores on my throat were gone and I was able to eat a buffet breakfast. To keep me from hopelessness, I recite the promises of God in the Bible about healing. :^)

Posted by Ellie on 03/11/2010 at 08:42

Hi. Ever since i was 6 i started to get tonsilitus alot which then stopped at the age of 8. Now ever since i was 9 i get severe mouth ulcers. i get them usually every 3 weeks, and they can last for nearly up to 2 weeks. But when i get them i usually get about 10 at a time and also on my lips. They are really painful and they stop me from eating,going to school and from cleaning my teeth. I have had lots of different medications like creams,mouthwashes and tablets. I am now taking antibiotics. Ive had plenty of blood tests for cancer and diseases but they come back clear! There must be something wrong!

Posted by Brian on 27/10/2010 at 01:09

I suffered mouth ulcers for years (at least 10). I have found they get worse when I stop smoking. I'm trying to stay off cigs (nearly 3 wks now) and my mouth has broke out again. I'm going to give it a while and see do they disappear. I have been told to take GENTIAN VIOLET you cant get this in Chemists anymore but you can get it on-line!!! If they dont clear up soon I will try. BONJELLA ONCE is also very good but its expensive (between £7 - £8 in chemist) for 2 treatments!!but i've discovered if you live in the UK and there is a POUNDLAND near you you can get a box for £1 (YES ONE POUND) If you get them from stopping smoking BANANAS are supposed to be good, ive just started eating them also apparently teh have plent of Vitamin B6 and B12. hope this helps

Posted by rajeshmehta on 26/10/2010 at 07:16

ihave a mouthucler for last 20days. but sometime it water coming from this ucler and it become small .how much time it take.colour of ucler is change sometime yellow and sometime watering white.please adivse me what type this ucler.

Posted by Optional on 21/10/2010 at 06:09

hi, i got this lump in my mouth, grey of colour. i have had it for about a week and it hasn't healed. it went down a bit but has come up now all hard, it is about 1cm wide and it has two small ulcers on it. i am quite worried, but i think it is just an ulcer help!!!! ASAP

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Posted by Mysterious on 14/10/2010 at 03:23

put warm slat water(lots of salt) and swirl it around before spitting it out. It dries up ordinary ulcers but not right away

Posted by Mark on 11/10/2010 at 12:16

Well I have had this for eight's driving me crazy!

Posted by bong on 04/10/2010 at 03:32

go to amazon and buy "Oralmedic" it's the only thing that obliterates ulcers immediately

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2010 at 06:30

I am a young student preparing for medical school, and I receive mouth ulcers when Im under tremendous amounts of stress. I am also anemic. I only receive ulcers around this time. Its not reoccurring. I find that the UK product TCP (Trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl) is highly effective in treating the ulcer.

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Posted by lloyd on 20/09/2010 at 06:58

Thank you, for this advice on the ulcers i suffer with them verry bad and everything what you have said aboutr them i verry right Thank you verry much. >ps< i like your website it really helps me what to do when i come under a health problem and advice what i should do. x

Posted by Taz on 14/09/2010 at 09:56

i have a big ulcer in side my moth on the side, as ealer today just when i finshed eating, 2 small ulcers apperd on my lip, i no they was not there before.. they were to lil lump full with liquid¬ could anyone give me andvise on wht they mighthave been, or cause by. Many Thanks x

Posted by Juraj on 14/09/2010 at 04:56

Very good site, ane I love to read I am not the only one who suffers so much of mouth ulcers. I have them since I was childe but nothing and never helped to heal them faster. Once one or two are gone I will get another four or even eitgh :( Sometimes it takes me months to be mouth ulcers free...... and for how long? Maybe some weeks and they are back. I will try that toothpaste which was suggested here and will let know how it goes :) All the best guys and hope your ulcers will vanish soon too and forever!!!!!!!!

Posted by ulcer lady on 01/09/2010 at 08:46

i often get ulcer... but... after i read this web and i prescribe what is told... my ulcer is healing well... thanks for everything...

Posted by Anonymous on 30/08/2010 at 12:35

does bonjella help

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2010 at 11:03

I am 100% certain now that my ulcers come after staying up late at night! I have actually timed them and can guarantee that if I stay awake for a party or through traveling I will get an ulcer 24 hours later. Why is this?

Posted by Karanbir Sekhri on 26/08/2010 at 08:08

For mouth Ulcer's you can take becosule capsules or just open the capsule & put some capsule power to ulcer!! this really works!!!

Posted by rajen sharma on 25/08/2010 at 05:55

my tongue is swelled..and i if inside my mouth somthing is suffuring this mouth ulcer from 8 years.

Posted by lyndsey on 23/08/2010 at 01:56

i have suffered with mouth ulcers since a young age of 2 years old im now 18 years of age and really fed up with how often i get mouth ulcers i get at least 18 at a time i get them in the back of my throat on my tongue and over my gums, cheeks and lips i have noticed that its only when im eating stuff like bread and wheat a bix anything now when i cut down on them it seemed to have eased of for a while until i started to eat them again any advice u could give before i get sent to see a specialist.

Posted by ramesh on 22/08/2010 at 11:01

Thanks For the above information

Posted by Susan on 21/08/2010 at 08:53

I got like about 4 mouth ulcers & its so painful I just wanna yell! I can't eat or brush my teeth right because Everything that touches it makes it hurt even more. I have one that seemed to have gotten bigger Idk what to do I tried rinsing my mouth with salt& water but it didn't seem to work :( Someone please help..

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2010 at 09:38

I have one just below my bottom set of teeth. Really sore =(

Posted by Guru on 12/08/2010 at 06:21

Dear sir/madam I have been chewing tobacco for last 2 years & now it has been 3 weeks since i left, & my moth is full of blisters which are under my tongue,kindly help

Posted by Lo on 12/08/2010 at 04:12

I have a bump in my tongue for 3 years. Some it causes problems for eating, talking. Some times pain is also there .I have checked the problem with various doctors. They put different opinions. Kindly suggest me how can i get rid of this problem?

Posted by anonymous on 07/08/2010 at 05:18

Hi. I find it rather useful, and thank you. Although, my ulcers hurt terribly and there are about 4 to 5 of them above my tonssils. ;(

Posted by mouth sore ploblem on 05/08/2010 at 06:56

my mouth is sore ploblem is past 10-12 years i hav check any doctor but could not positive report please help me my mouth sore and gestrice problrm Mr. Ramakant

Posted by Yazz on 04/08/2010 at 05:22

I've been having mouth ulcers for years and I have to admit that throughout my experience with this discomfort the only thing that seems to work for me is to get plenty of sleep and power naps. I've tried all kinds of remedies from herbal to antiviral medicines. These ulcers seem to be a result from a reduced immune system caused most the time from stress. I'm a teacher and these things are pushing e to find another line of work. Yes! its that painful. I really long for a medical breakthrough for the matter. But for now, I'm learning to live with them. Good luck to all

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2010 at 03:55


Posted by Nik on 02/08/2010 at 05:36

I have like 10 mouth ulsers and I can't seem to have them go away what should I do

Posted by Sweet on 02/08/2010 at 03:35

Oh my GAWD!!! So last week I bit the side of my mouth like 5 times, now I have three ulcers which I can barely open my mouth. Then the next day I burnt the top of my mouth. Not a good thing, because now thats like a huge ulcer. I've been eating ice cream non stop to keep it from feeling like its going to rip apart from opening my mouth. I do have the paste that my doctor prescribed me, but I only put that on at night because I cant stand the feeling it makes on my teeth and mouth. I just haven't been able to find the rinse for ulcers. :( This article was very informative! Thanks for writing it!!!

Posted by max on 01/08/2010 at 08:38

i have about 10 - 15 ulcers in my mouth right in so much pain that u cant imagine.....i just got introduced to smoking and i stopped after a week.... is it because of stopping smoking....? should i continue smoking to stop ulcers?? im confused...:(

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2010 at 05:34

Have given the good knowledge of Mouth Ulcers but most of them will expect a solution. Like after having lot of water it may go or specific juice Or no one want to have knowledge about it.

Posted by Jane on 26/07/2010 at 08:12

I feel sorry for all of you who at the moment have these painful mouth ulcers. I used to suffer from them until I discovered a recipe for my own toothpaste and since then do not seem bothered by them unless I bite my cheek or burn my mouth with hot food. Here is my recipe which incidently will give you whiter teeth and stronger gums. 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide solution 3% and 1 teaspoon of boiled water. Mix this and do not use it for at least 6 hours. Then this small paste should last you about four days. Dab onto your brush and brush your teeth normally.I have used this for the past 10 years and my teeth have very little plaque and are very clean looking. Good luck.

Posted by Grant on 25/07/2010 at 01:07

i suffer from recurring ulcers and find them extremely painful, i never thought to see my doctor but i see now i have i case its something serious like a iron diffency. this page is really helpful and i recommend this to anyone who suffers from ulcers

Posted by hihi on 23/07/2010 at 02:38

day by day my ulcer is getting bigger and more painful and its imoissible to remove from my mouth any suggestions?

Posted by Optional on 22/07/2010 at 04:07

I was diagnosed with a mouth ulcer in the back of my mouth, on my right cheek, next to my gums- where my wisdom teeth will be. But the lymph node on the right side is very swollen and painful, and the right side of my throat, and back of mouth hurt and are sore when I swallow. Is this all associated with having a mouth ulcer?

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2010 at 12:18

I have 8 small mouth ulcers and i am in so much pain, with reading the top pat advising its caused to stress , I now know as i just moved into a new house. So this was really helpful thanks :)

Posted by Optional on 17/07/2010 at 02:40

i think rubbing ice on it really helps because it kind of numbs it

Posted by Ash on 13/07/2010 at 02:42

Found this very interesting and helpful at moment i have 4 mouth usclers and i'm in agony but i think from reading this it will really help thanks! :)

Posted by D on 11/07/2010 at 01:02

I have had the occasional mouth ulcer but at the moment I have atleast 7 inside of my mouth. It is a horrible pain and I can hardly eat or open my mouth. I am finding that if you gargle abit of baking soda or salt in water it helps ease the pain. Goodluck to all who have them!

Posted by i love gaga on 09/07/2010 at 12:54

i have a big ulcer at the back of my mouth last time when i had a litle one at the bottem of my mouth i usesed mouthwash and bonjela and it woreked but i havent got any more mouthwash so i have to keep on useing bojella and the ulcer soooooooooooooooo saw

Posted by private on 08/07/2010 at 02:24

Ouch I really wanna get rid of it!!! i carn't beleive it but I HATE SWEETS my mum says its my own fold but it really hurts will it help if i squeeze it? i mean but even if i talk it hurts :( xx

Posted by Carol on 07/07/2010 at 05:14

web page good info. Can only eat pureed food at moment. Any suggestions?

Posted by Optional on 06/07/2010 at 06:25

I find mouthwash to be the best remedy for me for mouth ulcers. I also used Orajel (or generic) if the pain is too bad until they go away. Good luck to everyone who suffers with me.

Posted by Tomoko on 05/07/2010 at 08:46

I have a few ulcers in my mouth now.They are just..killing me!!I can't eat,I can't even smile!I get them quite often.This article helped me a lot.I decided to go to see my doctor after reading this.Wish me good luck!and good luck for all the people suffering from ulcers!!:)

Posted by Hannah Whincup on 05/07/2010 at 01:39

I have a freind that has an ulcer in her mouth and she used bonjela !!!

Posted by Rini on 02/07/2010 at 11:21

Have you tried dabbing some toothpaste on the ulcers? I'm gonna try it but I don't know if it will work :S

Posted by Optional on 30/06/2010 at 05:53

hi im 21 years old young woman and have been getin mouth ulcers for 3 years now. i get loads of them in my mouth and my tongue.i cant eat or talk and is very stressful. i have tryed everything u could possibly think of and nothing works. they went away for ages an suddenly came back. i went to a allergy clinc he said i had a sensitivity to gluten but the doctors said i dont? so i dont know if it is the gluten! i dont smoke anymore an i stil get them. someone please help me!!

Posted by Optional on 29/06/2010 at 05:22

I get them all the time and they just will not go away!!

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2010 at 10:16

Thanks a billion!! Its quite helpfull read

Posted by Colin on 26/06/2010 at 04:11

As a smoker I have next to no ulcers, 1 small in say six months, when I give up I get them with in a week - 3 to 10 at a time in any part of the mouth, which as you know kill, I have found that using treatments only seems to make them worse and I get more trying to stop them, I can not eat and it effects my job which is speaking a lot, I have been given up smoking for 5 months now and every other week has been really bad, I have had loads of test, checks for diet, health, reactions, all fine, so I am now thinking of going back to smoking as I know within days all will go away, If having a few fags a day lets be lead a normal life and eat well, this must be better for me ?

Posted by Optional on 26/06/2010 at 01:13

aragh. ty.

Posted by Optional on 23/06/2010 at 01:29

I have had ulcers in the mouth since 20 years old. NOTHING helps..... They are very painful and seem to move from place to place without any let up... I have tried everything recommended by dentists and doctors, but the ulcers and pain continues...

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2010 at 06:51

thank you the page has really helped me !

Posted by Steve on 12/06/2010 at 04:41

I bit my lip while eating sometime last week. And now it has come up in a massive ulcer. It is very irritating, and i fell too embarressed to go out with friends. My parents are sure that it will be gone soon, but what i've always thought to help me is buying some flaked sea salt. This is brilliant for opening up the wound, and numbing it. Usually it goes in about a week when i do this.

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2010 at 03:26

the information was very helpful and answered all of my questions :) x

Posted by Safiya on 08/06/2010 at 10:50

this is the third time am suffering from mouth ulcer, which is very painful, i usually get this every 2 months. i've been visiting my doctor every time, but there's no result, he says it's happening due to stress & tension. kindly suggest me what to do.

Posted by Emma on 07/06/2010 at 09:14

i have a mouth ulcer and i am afraid that it is because i eat to many sweets - is that true?

Posted by Optional on 04/06/2010 at 08:41

frequent mouth ulcers, could be from bitting one's slf, hot food, or just springs up.

Posted by christine on 04/06/2010 at 04:27

i hate mouth ulcers. i love spicy food and thats why they occur every now and then... nothing serious about mouth ulcers rite? :O

Posted by c.cann on 29/05/2010 at 02:25

very helpfull

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2010 at 04:39

I have one now, that is healing that I have had for 5 days. I did some research on the interet and found that gargling with baking soda every 30 mins. (which for me is imporssible to do since I work five days a week) helps. I was doing this on Sun. but not every 30 mins. I even used my head and formed a thick paste, which is extremely horrible and salty tasting two days ago, and viola the pain redness and most of the white pus went away. Good luck in ridding these things.

Posted by sarah on 23/05/2010 at 03:23

I have had mouthulcers for 3 and 1/2 months i have been to doctors loads and nothing is working any advise

Posted by alichicha on 22/05/2010 at 11:52

I understud all of it and tried all of it but I am still strugling do you have another option?

Posted by satisfied but still suffering on 22/05/2010 at 02:40

Im suffering continiously with digestive system problems please help me out.

Posted by durr on 17/05/2010 at 08:00

i have frequently mouthulcers

Posted by Tam on 16/05/2010 at 12:49

ORALJEL from boots is by far the best.its got an anaesthetic in it and COMPLETELY numbs the area!you can buy it over the counter and it's about £4.99.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2010 at 02:15

sort of helps

Posted by not tellin anything on 13/05/2010 at 06:54

hi i like to use mouthwash for regular ones cause it helps it go away in a few days i tried it and it works

Posted by Diana on 13/05/2010 at 09:19

I relly feel for all you ulcer sufferers i had bechets syndrome for 20 years and suffered up to as many as 30 ulcers in the mouth every couple weeks.The gel lignocaine was a godsend and the drug asiathioprine kept them at bay.i no longer suffer with ulcers so please ask you doctor for lignocaine it WILL EASE THE PAIN QUICK.

Posted by Optional on 13/05/2010 at 05:29

I have ulcers right now underneath tongue, gums and behind lips. im using 'Gengigel mouthwash' £7.00 in boots. Its a herbal mouthwash and is hyaluronic acid which is produced in the mouth anyway and helps with healing of tissues and inflammation. its only the third day but its definitely reduced inflammation as my gums were very red and seems to be decreasing the pain.

Posted by Optional on 10/05/2010 at 02:47

recurring nothing works lots of small ones on edge tongue and inside cheeks. trying homeopathy next

Posted by Gokul on 04/05/2010 at 11:24

It would have been better if some home remedy for mouth ulcers and some tongue sores solution given here...!

Posted by viabhav on 01/05/2010 at 05:42

i have a ulcer in 8 month and i checekd every docotor bou it did't ok when i eat any thing so i have ulcer so please tell me waht can i do

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2010 at 03:18

I use bonjella it numbs the mouth works really well

Posted by Dylan on 30/04/2010 at 06:17

Iv'e had these painful little bleeps all my life.I'll have to say one remedy for the pain especially at night because they have woke me up too.This is quite uncomfortable but it works for a good while.I take an ice cube and put it directly on the sore or sores.It's a bit painful at first but if you will endure and hold the ice for a good 3 to 5 minutes it will still feel like it hurts a bit but it's heaven for a good while after that,iv'e done it so many times.Hope this helps some of ya'll I know they suck!

Posted by Ankur on 30/04/2010 at 04:12

i am affected by mouth ulcer frequently pls help me...

Posted by Sandra on 27/04/2010 at 01:15

I have 5 ulcers at the moment. They're all clumped together above my top row of teeth. It's really painful and i can't eat or talk properly. Could this be a sign of any disease/cancer?

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2010 at 06:18

The only corticosteroid paste (as suggested above), Adcortyl in Orobase, has been discontinued by the manufacturers Squibb in 2009, and is now no longer available. For me it was the ONLY effective treatment.

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2010 at 01:49

I regularly get cluster mouth ulcers and have done for many years. At the moment I have 3 on my tongue and a huge one on my throat...I am in complete agony and nothing seems to help. In the past I've had 18 mouth ulcers at they seem to come in a minimum of 3 but generally no more than 9. My diet seems to play a big part in the cause of them, as does stress...that said its often only a slight change in things for me to get them. I simply wish they would go away...eating and talking only makes things worse...feel like hiding under the duvet until they have gone :(

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2010 at 02:13

yay one of the unlucky 12% lol, i havent not had an ulcer for the last 5 years of my life. I hate them so much lol. i find that bonjella works the best for me but it tastes bad as coz i hate the taste of licourice lol. Oh well i just want them to go away

Posted by maria on 07/04/2010 at 08:08

I have developed mouth ulcers about three years ago. They flare up each month before my period and along comes the swelling of the lymph nodes. I have talked to several doctors about the issue, was tested, and nothing was found. Is this perhaps a hormonal problem? I have never seen a case as bad as mine. At times i cannot eat or speak for days because of the pain and even drinking water is painful. (my blood was tested and they checked for heliobacter pilori. I tested negative for everything. Please help!

Posted by mrs u on 07/04/2010 at 06:11

I find SOOTHAGEL works really well, it doesnt sting when it goes on and doesnt really taste of much, but seems to take the pain away without the usual temporary numbing that Bonjela gives. I find it clears ulcers up really quickly. Unfortunately it is fairly expensive for such a tiny tube, but its available in most pharmacies and worth it if you are suffering!

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2010 at 04:06

I used to have massive outbreaks of ulcers my whole life until I discovered mouthwash!! I went to the doctor so much but they could never help me. They were really big, crater-like ulcers (huge holes in my mouth) and I would get a whole mouthfull of them - often having 15-20 at a time, about every 6 weeks. Then my brother suggested I use mouthwash.. I haven't had an outbreak since, and it's been about 6 years. I still get the odd one when I am stressed, but nothing more mouthwash and some Oracort doesn't sort out quickly. Anything is good.. I use listerine or colgate stuff, whateva is on special. The doc said something about them being a bacterial infection, but offered no solution, so I guess the mouthwash kills the bacteria that causes them. Hope this helps some ppl.

Posted by JS on 05/04/2010 at 02:24

I have had recurrent Mouth Ulcers for 15 or so years now, I get between 1-6 ulcers at a time and they last for around 2 soon as one lot go, another lot starts to appear. They are so annoying and naturally painful. My specialist diagnosed me as having crohns, but after a few years of thinking I had crohns and taking numerous amounts of medication etc..., another specialist told me I don't have crohns due to my sound level of fitness, I have now for the third time been referred to a oral specialist who are currently doing tests (which the previous specialists did but found nothing). The only thing that really gets shut of them (but is no means a cure) is steriods which where perscibed to me when the doctors thought I had crohns, but come with dreadful side affects if taken long term. The only over counter stuff i've found useful is ambesol liquid which numbs them for a short while, and Airwaves chewing gum helps too. Whilst on holiday in the states I bought some "Wallgreens" Cancker sore liquid from the Wallgreen Pharmacy chain which really numbed everything for ages, so if your out there it could be worth a try, but seek medical advice first.

Posted by Stacey on 04/04/2010 at 02:47

Urghh, mouth ulcers are a pain, right now I have one, not that serious but I can't get rid of it. =='

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2010 at 01:13

I've been suffering with ulcers on my tongue for about 3 years now and when it started it was horrible pain and was over 1/2 of my tongue. Out of desparation I tried a medication that I had received years before for a sore on my gums... amazingly it worked! And they healed up quickly. Although they do recurr, I am able to heal them quickly and they aren't as painful It's a dental paste called Oracort. And it's best to put it on at night after you brush your teeth. I also put baking soda on the spot first as it seems to help with the healing of the more severe ulcers... You can ask your dentist or doctor about the Oracort product.

Posted by Ex-Smoker on 03/04/2010 at 01:12

No-one will believe me when I say I started to get ulcers when I stopped smoking 4 months ago. At least I know now Im not going nuts. Vitamin B is doing nothing for me. Found herbal teas relaxing (probably in the mind). Honey soothes, melted and swirled in mouth, or added with tea, perhaps has natural aneasthetic properties and antibiotic properties as well.?? Otherwise just living on paracetomal and hoping this goes away.

Posted by Alexis on 30/03/2010 at 10:24

Personally I get oragel or any tooth numbing liquid put it on a q tip and put it where my ulcer is it hurts like hell but it numbs it and I have noticed they go away a lot fast when you do it. Oh and I put it on everytime it starts hurting.. Hope that helps I get them all the time

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2010 at 08:22

ive had an ulcer for a couple of months now a nd it doesnt hurt!!

Posted by Emily on 19/03/2010 at 12:50

i've got a mouth ulcer now and this is my first one. it's really painful and stings, does anyone have a cure for it???

Posted by Anonymous on 18/03/2010 at 12:57

i have mouth ulcers all the time, i currently have 5, one of them being on the back of my throat, and the others around the cheek area, i've tried all sorts of creams and gels. orabase is really good, but i dont recommend it for the ulcers around the front of the mouth. i'm stuck with ulcers for the rest of my life as i have coeliac disease, and uclers are one of the symptoms of this disease. lucky me!

Posted by Optional on 15/03/2010 at 06:29

gentian violet is good for ulcers, it dries them out and stops them hurting whilst they heal.

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2010 at 11:11

I get approx 5-6 mouth ulcers every couple of weeks, by the time they heal abiut a week or 2 later ill get another 5 or 6.i cant eat or talk when i get them.Ive found a gel called Anbesol..its only about 2pound and can be purchased from boots! Its great! Bonjela is pointless and doesn't reeli work!only relieves pain for a few minutes!

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Posted by robert on 04/03/2010 at 01:49

went to the dentist and they notice a ucler on my toungue i was told to come back to day for a check but i had a look at my tongue lat night it is on both sides now waiting to see what the dentist says should i make a appointment with my doctor as well

Posted by Optional on 01/03/2010 at 09:26

heyy im 21 and i got the ulcers last Thursday i got only two to four and now there are over 44 ulcers in my mouth on my tongue my cheeks on the inside the top of my mouth and i havefour HUGEEE ones on my lips! :( and the hurt like hell. it even hurts if i breathe :( and i cant eat anything!!! all i eat is water and soft bread and even that hurts :(

Posted by assu on 28/02/2010 at 11:54

Article is helpful.

Posted by margi on 28/02/2010 at 09:25

I've suffered from recurrent mouth ulcers since I was a child. When I was in my twenties a doctor suggested i take up smoking (!!@*&??!) I did in fact take up smoking when in my thirties (...) and YES the ulcers did improve!!! I've never been able to find out why this is so. Now in my fifties I have tried numerous times to quit smoking. Each time the ulcers come back full force - the pain is so bad I start to smoke again! I'm giving it another go...had my last cigarette a week ago (Monday) By the Friday the ulcers had started up - Am currently in great pain (eating, drinking, talking etc. etc.)Off to the doc for painkillers tomorrow...I REALLY don't want to start smoking again - It's hard enough to cope with the psychological aspects of giving up without the xtra pain! Have tried every remedy/seen every specialist, but no-one seems to have any sort of answer to this problem.

Posted by Georgia on 26/02/2010 at 11:46

i get mouth ulcers all the time and they kill i try to get rid off them but they dont move and i haved tryed everything!!! HELP!!!!

Posted by fresa on 17/02/2010 at 04:37

how the BEEP is this soppose to help. i should sue you! it didn't help one bit!!!!!!!!!! SUCKERS!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Susan on 11/02/2010 at 11:09

Mouth Ulcers / Aaphthous Ulcers are lesions caused in the mucous membrane of the mouth and lips. They could be located anywhere inside the mouth, under the tongue or at the base of the gums. They can be very painful and can make eating and talking difficult. They develop due to various reasons, like trauma, infection, drugs, deficiencies or any medical condition. Research in natural therapies has paved the way for effective treatment of this condition. They provide relief from the acute pain and swelling caused due to ulceration of the oral mucosa.* They also speed up the healing process, thereby preventing any secondary infection.* Supplemented by vitamins and minerals they address the nutritional deficiencies that are a common cause of aphthous ulcers.* Customers report a marked reduction in relapses of ulcers after taking natural therapies. Similar protocols are provided by Biogetica.

Posted by Jon on 10/02/2010 at 09:54

Test yourself for coeliac disease (Gluten intolerance). I suffered with recurring mouth ulcers for years and as soon as I went 'gluten free' the problem went away. Following a gluten free diet can be tough but anything is better then multiple ulcers on tongue and throat.. If you do have ulcers avoid toothpaste with SLS, try Weleda. Hope it helps someone!

Posted by neil on 08/02/2010 at 08:30

get them 10 tomes a munth

Posted by zara khan on 08/02/2010 at 08:11

i have mouth ulcers 4 to 5 ulcers occur at a time and very pain full...they occur after every week....i have aaplied zytee gel as advised by my doctor and took many medicines...but it is of no sufferring frm mouth ulcers since last 3 yrs....i have difficulty to eat and talk...i want 2 get rid of these ulcers

Posted by Anonymous on 08/02/2010 at 01:35

I have 1 ulcer it is driving me crazy i uesed to bite but i don't now and i start to have pain in my mouth in the night help me please!!!

Posted by mouth ulcer on 05/02/2010 at 03:51

i hav this huge one and i need pain killers to help me get threw the day

Posted by keith ruddy on 30/01/2010 at 01:45

i have quit smoking but every time i stop i get loads of mouth ulcers, maybe up to 14 or 18 in one go, i have tryed everything from vit B12 to mouthwashes and pastes and even all kinds of vitimins, i have even had a bio taking of my toungue with no help. i have just quit 4 days ago and now i have 8 ulcers already, if i start smoking again they will go away, please give me some advice, i have started and stopped smoking for yrs now, i was of cigs for 5 yrs once and suffered for the whole 5 yrs

Posted by Nips on 25/01/2010 at 08:35

I've been getting mouth ulcers for the past 5 years. Sometimes i get about5-6 at the same time. The ones on the tounge are aweful, they are so painful. Due to this i keep gettin a white layer on he toung that tastes BAD. Sometimes they are so painful, they bring tears to the eyes. Thry have made me loose weight, cant talk well, cant concentrate. I've lost the desire to eat my favourite dishes because of ulcers. I hate these ulcers! someone help me...

Posted by Chicken butt on 24/01/2010 at 08:49

I think you need more information of how to take care of it at home, like maybe what can heal it quick and easy. Your welcome.

Posted by Damon on 24/01/2010 at 09:32

Hello there. I have been plagued by mouth ulcers for many years, although I have significantly reduced the occurances over the last few years. I recommend having a read of which details many steps to prevent and cure mouth ulcers. It defintely helped me.

Posted by Mylo on 21/01/2010 at 02:14

I've had them for years, not as bad recently. I gave up cigs a couple of years ago and they got severe!! I gave up again at the start of the new year (3 weeks) and guess what I have 12 huge ulcers!! Definitely a cause. I also have common cold symptoms!!

Posted by Genea on 17/01/2010 at 11:03

I Have A Brace But The Thing Is That The Ulcers Are not Where The Brace Is ......I Am 11 Yrs Old And At The Moment I Have 3 ..... I Cant Eat And Cant Sleep Because Of The Pain . I Am Going To Follow The Advise And See Wat Happens

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Posted by erin roehl on 16/01/2010 at 04:49

i have ulcers in my mouth for months. they are not getting any bigger or smaller. i still have them. sometimes i get a coating on my tongue that i have to scrape off. what could this be? please help. i have been to many drs.

Posted by caroline on 12/01/2010 at 03:21

hi i keep getting mouth ulcers i have 1 now where i have got to teeth i got ear ache sore throat down right side of face i do have vit b12 injections every 3 months. i have just got over illness . im cncernedwhy i get these mouth ulcers all the time my skin also seems to be vey dry and i seem to be getting head aches alot also .

Posted by Anonymous on 09/01/2010 at 01:09

Wow it feels great knowing there's a whole bunch of people who are same as me. I constantly have ulcers, my lips are always swollen to the point where people constantly ask "Why are your lips so fat". Currently I probably have about 10 and most are concentrated on the same place, some are even on my tongue. Sometimes the embarassment if my lips makes me fake sick to stay home :/.

Posted by seb on 08/01/2010 at 08:36

don't use bonjela use absenol works a charm put it on half an hour before eating or the food will wash it off

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Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2010 at 03:59

I have 36 ulcers at the moment. Was a stressful time. It Started 5 days ago, and every few hours i feel sick and then there is more and more ulcers everytime.... Was at the doctor, got medicine and vit b 12 injection; but still realy sore!!

Posted by kaitlyn on 04/01/2010 at 08:12

i have like 4 ulcers and the worst thing is there like all in differnt parts of my mouth so no matter where i chew my food it always really hurts

Posted by Anonymous on 04/01/2010 at 11:44

I have them all the time 2, but it has decreased a whole lot since using mouth wash every monring and night, this is best thing to help prevent, i generally get one once a yr now, but it will hang around for couple of mnths still once it has come.

Posted by lololoa on 03/01/2010 at 10:20

this option about toothpaste does it have a feeling in ur mouth like is it mnt to hurt or is it pain free ???

Posted by Anonymous on 22/12/2009 at 09:31

I have had a mouth ulcer for 3 days now ... and it is really sore ... i can manage to brush my teeth but in lots of pain ... it is right at the bottom of my mouth right on the string .. it has a white centre and is rather big .. does this mean it is going away ? ... and what can i do to get rid of it ??

Posted by sam on 19/12/2009 at 02:45

At the bottom right side of my mouth I have a ulcer its big and has white inside it I have had it since thursday and it stops me brushing and eating it really hurts when will it go? x

Posted by D1LL0N on 18/12/2009 at 11:17

have you tryed salt Robynn, but drink ice water so it doesnt hurt when you apply it. i have one around my bottom gum lining behind my teeth.its painful

Posted by Robynn on 17/12/2009 at 10:20

Right now, i have about 19 or 20 ulcers and i have not eaten in 3 days and im constantly heaving, but not throwing up. The pain is horrible and i dont know what to do, but i dare put slat on them and bonjela isn't doing anything. I had to have today of school because it's that bad. what can i do :/ ? Robyn'ox.

Posted by Dan on 15/12/2009 at 02:02

God, the thing is i don't get them in my mouth but on my throat. the pain is incredible. it hurts to breath,turn,swallow, and talk. please help. i seem to get these ulcer's when i can't get enough sleep.

Posted by Daxa nilesh vekaria on 14/12/2009 at 06:59

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Posted by nel on 06/12/2009 at 12:53

i continuosly get giant ulcers in my mouth from 1-5 at a time up to bigger than 5cent peices, the pai lasting 2 to 3weeks it is to much, i cant talk or eat much when i get them this bad and it is at least every month, i need a better reccomendation then "salt"

Posted by Joshua on 05/12/2009 at 03:17

Ive got mouth ulcers right now and they really hurt

Posted by David on 01/12/2009 at 10:48

I keep getting mouth ulcers when I eat Chocolate or when I eat something with a lot of solt in like (Pringles) Can anyone help me or does anyone know why i get then from those things Thank you

Posted by Ivan on 29/11/2009 at 08:58

Having the Recurring Ulcers all the time and it is so painful that i culd not eat or drink

Posted by Emu on 29/11/2009 at 06:25

I keep getting ulcers the first time i got one was a week before i turned 11 i saw a docter he told me i had oral thrush the next time i got the same medicine the next time i went to casulty i got told i had a mouth alcer he gave me something else and this time i was givin the same medicin as last time i have finished my course and they still have not gone and they realy hurt

Posted by 123456789 on 25/11/2009 at 07:15

Hmm, this advice was alright.. didn't help me Whatsoever i know this stuff already so i didn't help too much but,.. Thanks for taking the time to put it down..

Posted by Anonymous on 18/11/2009 at 06:32

I recently moved to Korea from Ireland for a year and have a mouth ulcer for the last three months. It doesnt hurt but is not going away. Ive been to doctors in Ireland and dentists in Korea they all say its fine. Its really annoying me , should I just prick it myself

Posted by Leo on 16/11/2009 at 07:39

Thank you for this i always get ulcers every week. When i get rid of one a day later another one comes.

Posted by Anonymous on 16/11/2009 at 02:53

stomach wash is the best advice, I used to get mouth ulcers offen' I was advised to take stomach wash and it does work , jst try and do consult your doc once.

Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2009 at 08:41

i always gets ulcers like a massive clump at the end of my tongue and the more i knock them the more that grows :( i am getting them now and i've just had my tongue peirced, what can i buy to kill the ulcers that wont effect my tongue pericing D:

Posted by shaharyar on 08/11/2009 at 12:38

when ever i eat vegetables i stay good and fit but whenever i start eating meat and spicy foods then this mouth ulcer thing happens i dont know why ....

Posted by Anonymous on 03/11/2009 at 04:33

I'm always getting ulcers, especially if I haven't been Eating healthily or have eaten too much orange juice. I found a super strength gel in lloyds pharmacy, it works well and literally numbs the place where the ulcer but you have to try not to swallow it cos it's not pleasant, which I sometimes found hard when I had an ulcer near the back of my mouth :( . But anyway found salt water worked quite well too in cleaning ur mouth out.

Posted by Sophie Louise on 05/10/2009 at 12:00

Ulcers are hidious. I have got 12 at the same time once. I curently have around 8, which is normal for me. The doctors blame it on my braces, though I have the same amount each month to what I did before getting braces. I am going to try the Cotton Bud things, and see if they help me at all. P.S the comments on this page, are way better than the actual advice you have given.

Posted by ashwin on 30/09/2009 at 04:33

this was not very helpful.. mouth ulcers sucks.. ulcers down down..

Posted by Anonymous on 19/09/2009 at 09:58

i have 2 rite now n nothing is warking also this website didnt help at all so what now ????

Posted by P Davis on 02/09/2009 at 08:28

While away my mouth ulcers cleared up,I thought it was the change of enviroment but then found my wife had bought a more expensive toothpaste which was on special offer,on checking it did not contain (SLS)

Posted by Michelle Duffy on 02/09/2009 at 12:04

I have been having mouth ulcers since i was about 5. I used to get about rwo a month and they would become bigger and holes would appear in them casuing severe pain however i have now been receiving vitamin B12 injection every 12 weeks for about 10 years now and it has really helped i still get the odd one normally on the side of my tongue so i cant ear or talk but these are very infrequently now thankfully.

Posted by Yourself on 19/08/2009 at 08:25

I have two right now, really painful. I have been using Bonjela, but it just hurts for minutes after applying it, and then the affects wear off after a few minutes. I'm going to try that bonjela once thing, because I hate mouth ulcers. Thanks Yourself

Posted by taylor on 16/08/2009 at 08:16

well i find puting a grain of sea salt on the ulcer help tho it is stingy but i think it helps some times it won't work

Posted by Alex on 20/07/2009 at 11:04

**********Hi all******* if you live in the UK try the little cotton buds filled with a liquid from Boots as Catherine really for one use covers the ulcer with a thin membrane and it stays there for couple of dont feel the pain at all!!!!!i've try them in the past...the first time i thought it was a miracle...the secondc time didnt last for long but ill try them the best medicine in the market for mouth ulcer sufferers..highly recommended..PS i dont know if there is anything equivalent in other countrys but you might find somewhere...i heard they have something similar in the US

Posted by Tim on 17/07/2009 at 03:35

I have had recurring mouth ulcers ever since I can remember, I am now 27. They seem to get worse when ever I have citrus fruit. I can no longer eat oranges (including orange juice), mandarins, pineapple (even on Hawaiian pizza) or anything with citric acid. I love all these fruits but whenever I have them I get these damn things. I had a mouth full of orange juice on the weekend and now as a result I have a huge ulcer at the back of my mouth which is practically covering my back tooth. I do have Vegemite in my cupboard (even though I live in Toronto)so I will try that. Also in Australia, you can buy a product called SM-33. It is a brown liquid that you dip a cotton bud in and then put that on the ulcer. The pain is intense and will bring tears to your eyes but it seems to work too. But if anyone has reoccurring ulcers, try to stop eating citrus fruits or anything that includes a lot of citric acid.

Posted by Miley Cyrus on 09/07/2009 at 10:06

Hello, Well I have an Ulcer and it is SOOOOOOOOOOO! PAINFUL! But.... I tried this BONJELA and it really works so I would recommend it. xox Best Wishes, Blessings, Miley Amen.

Posted by natalie on 17/06/2009 at 11:24

I have always had ulcers and i have 3 big ones now in the back of my mouth by my back teeth also have 3 little ones in the form of a blister under my tongue they really really hurt does salt water work ?

Posted by Dave on 09/06/2009 at 07:08

iv got a mouth ulsor now and its been realy stining it hurts when i speak i went to the pharmasy and found some thing called adcortyl in orabase its like a paste which contains anashetic its dedddns the pain for a bout 2 hours a time

Posted by Nick on 09/06/2009 at 10:46

Just a message coz i get these ulcers aswell but not as bad as some of use getting maltiple ones. If any of use live in Australia try using vegimite it works. Put it on around 2 times its gona cause you a hell of a pain but within 2 days ur ulcer will die down and it will start going away..Vegimite is a Australian traditional spread that u put on toast for breakfast it tastes like crap but at the end of the day ur not puting any chemicals into ur mouth its totally safe..

Posted by Catherine on 31/05/2009 at 12:51

Ever since I can remember I've been getting ulcers every few weeks... I used to dread the winter especially as I'd get up to 5 in one go!! Tried everything from salt water, gels, pastes etc etc... Thought my prayers had been answered when I went into Boots and discovered these little cotton buds filled with a liquid. You snap off the end, and hold the bud on your ulcer for 10 seconds. It stings for a few seconds, but after that your ulcer doesnt hurt at all, and goes away within a few days. Bonjela have released their version aswell - 'Bonjela Once' although they are pricey (about

Posted by Anonymous on 25/05/2009 at 02:31

hi i have had a fever for three days now, and my dad said that this is what caused my ulcers, but i HAVE 10!! one really painful one on my lip three on the side of my tongue, like 5 on my gums? and its sooo bloody painfull to eat, i've tried bonjela, mouth wash, but this only relieves pain for 15minutes, what else can i do?

Posted by smudge on 07/05/2009 at 07:25

I dont normally get ulcers, but i have a really painful one at the moment and it is really small, i have had it for a while now ( 1 week) and it has got a bit less painful but it is still there. I asked my family if they have ever had problems with mouth ulcers and they said that they never had them constantly, my friend get them very often and normally with 4-5 at a time . She also asked her family and they said they did used to suffer but not as bad now. I hope this helped : )

Posted by alex on 04/05/2009 at 09:28

i get mouth ulcers when i think iam stressed,and not eating healthy things. i have a real big one behind my teeth on the left side, it's hard to eat sometimes and wake up from a deep sleep cos i bit it.aaahhhh help me!!! i used gels,mouthwash, salt water..i get them like every 6months or so

Posted by Loz on 27/04/2009 at 10:01

I have been getting mouth ulcers on and off since I was a child. They are a real pain but something I have just got on with. I have one now, but what is strange is my husband, my 9 yr old son and my 15 yr old step daughter all have one also. Is there a reason for this or just a coincidence?

Posted by Stayci on 26/04/2009 at 07:59

I have a really painful ulcer at the min which is making me feel sick and its huge. Its bcause of my braces. Ive tired salt water and ive lost my bonjela :(

Posted by hlui on 23/04/2009 at 11:17

I have up to 6 ulcers at a time... they're really painful and i get them really often!

Posted by Anonymous on 22/04/2009 at 07:48

Eat curd it makes ur ulcer cool and ur ulcer will vanish, few days early

Posted by Anonymous on 21/04/2009 at 08:50

My advice is to fill a cup up with warm water and then add 3 teaspoons of salt. Stir it with a spoon as this dissolves the salt. Swirl it round your mouth and then spit it out. It may sting a little. Repeat until the cup is empty. Follow these steps three times a day until it gradually clears up. REMEMBER: DO NOT SWALLOW IT!

Posted by Anonymous on 21/04/2009 at 05:28

I have sores inside my mouth and inner lips for 4 weeks now. when will they go away. Dr says its gingervitistomatistis

Posted by Andy on 13/04/2009 at 02:27

I have had recurrent mouth ulcers for 10 years, but it has been very difficult to get any treatment or diagnosis. I have been tested for Lupus, AIDS, Herpes, you name it. I can go months with absolutely no canker sores, and them suddenly get a cluster of them all over my tongue, cheeks, and gums with no relief available.

Posted by jojo on 31/03/2009 at 06:24

i have mouth ulcers 24/7. they are very painful, and i have no clue how to get rid of them. i have to miss a lot of school because i can't concentrate because of them. i have tried everything, even a perscription from my dentish ,and physican, but nothing works.

Posted by regan on 24/03/2009 at 12:00

i have had mouth ulcers for six weks now. the doctor says its a viral infection but they don't seem to be going away they are very painful


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