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    • vodkachick68
    • By vodkachick68 5th Feb 18, 7:33 PM
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    Mouth ulcers
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:33 PM
    Mouth ulcers 5th Feb 18 at 7:33 PM
    Hi

    I'm suffering with a recurring ulcer on the side of my tongue which is very painful. I'm using antiseptic mouthwash and iglu ulcer gel. It clears up for a while then I get it again.

    Just wondering if anyone else has suffered with the same thing and any suggestions for relief please?

    Thanks
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    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 5th Feb 18, 8:10 PM
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    Go to the dentist.
    Any recurrent ulcer or ulcer that doesn!!!8217;t heal , go see your dentist. They are oral medicine specialists.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 5th Feb 18, 8:14 PM
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    My dentist thought my recurring mouth ulcer was a blocked pore but it turned out to be a damaged vein from a long forgotten punch in the mouth.
    The fix was a lot more painfull than the ulcer but it did work and has not returned.
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 6th Feb 18, 8:07 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 8:07 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 8:07 AM
    I had mouth ulcers and on both occasions it was due to a deficiency in B12.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 7th Feb 18, 3:17 PM
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    Yes, I've also heard that it can be due to a lack of Vitamin B.

    You should still go to the dentist, but increasing your intake of B vits wouldn't do any harm.
    • Lizabeth21
    • By Lizabeth21 7th Feb 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:26 PM
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    Make appointment at your dentist. In the meantime rinse with warm salt water frequently rather than the numbing preparations - they restrict/stop blood flow and you need the blood to flow for healing.
    • cazs
    • By cazs 11th Feb 18, 10:39 AM
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    Sounds weird but I find holding a match head to it numbs the pain.
    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 11th Feb 18, 10:55 AM
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    Anbesol, good quality multivitamin and rest.

    If it doesn't heal after two weeks, go see your dentist.
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    • Eviesmummy
    • By Eviesmummy 17th Feb 18, 9:38 PM
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    • 17th Feb 18, 9:38 PM
    I'm not sure how old you are, or whether this might apply, but I'm in peri-menopause and I find I'm getting mouth ulcers that come and go predictably at certain points in my cycle. It might be worth making a note of when you get them to see if it is related to hormones.
    • vodkachick68
    • By vodkachick68 18th Feb 18, 6:10 AM
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    I'm not sure how old you are, or whether this might apply, but I'm in peri-menopause and I find I'm getting mouth ulcers that come and go predictably at certain points in my cycle. It might be worth making a note of when you get them to see if it is related to hormones.
    Originally posted by Eviesmummy
    Weirdly I am currently in menopause so that could be it! It's disappeared for now but does come back intermittently. Never would have thought it could be related to hormones. Thanks for this,I shall check if it's related.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 18th Feb 18, 9:19 AM
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    I had mouth ulcers and on both occasions it was due to a deficiency in B12.
    Originally posted by suejb2
    Same for me, strangely I have my first mouth ulcer for about 15 years and I had my B12 injection a few days ago, may be shortage of other B vitamins though as I had not taken any supplements for ages.

    Hope they clear up for everyone soon, nasty painful little devils
    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 18th Feb 18, 12:28 PM
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    Hi

    I have struggled all my life with ulcers but not so bad as in my late teens early twenties, where even hot drinks had to be drank through a straw. Have tried bonjela, that horrid yellow stuff in a tube from the doctors that goes more over your teeth than the ulcer and feels like wallpaper paste (not that I eat wallpaper paste you understand!). I finally found relief with what used to be called Corlan pellets - used to be available on prescription only but are now available from the pharmacist. They are oral hydrocortisone pellet 2.5mg buccal tablets. Idea is that they are placed on the ulcer and then dissolved. Hard to balance in our mouth at times but it is doable. They are the only thing I use now. Best of luck
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 19th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
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    Weirdly I am currently in menopause so that could be it! It's disappeared for now but does come back intermittently. Never would have thought it could be related to hormones. Thanks for this,I shall check if it's related.
    Originally posted by vodkachick68
    This thread is worrying me.

    Hormones can cause an increase in 'oral ulceration' - but this would be ulcers popping up all over your mouth, not one coming up in the same place again and again. If it's an ulcer reappearing in exactly the same place every time - then please get to a dentist next time it's there, and let them have a good look at it.

    My best guess for the cause of this (if it is an ulcer in the same place every time) is probably a rough bit of tooth or filling, or maybe a condition like Lichen Planus (Which in itself does need an eye keeping on it) But neither of those are going to go away by taking vitamins or using mouthwash. In fact - if it's Lichen Planus, mouthwash may well irritate it further.

    But - mouth cancers, although pretty uncommon, DO exist, and like all of them, they are much better found and treated early. (Mouth cancers found early have a 95% survival rate)

    So - I don't want to scare the bejesus out of you, this problems will in most likelyhood have a perfectly easy fix. But if it is an ulcer, recurring in the same place every time. Then get to a dentist and get it looked at.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • jostenning
    • By jostenning 19th Feb 18, 12:24 PM
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    Corsodyl mouthwash usually helps - they also do toothpaste. I used to get mouth ulcers recurring through stress but not so bad these days.
    • BucksLady
    • By BucksLady 19th Feb 18, 12:25 PM
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    My mother had the same problem. She went along to her dentist who referred her to a hospital consultant. Long story short - it was anaemia. The cause was investigated, and following treatment, the problem in the mouth resolved.
    Without a shadow of a doubt, please consult a professional to determine what the problem actually is.
    • Starrystarrynight1
    • By Starrystarrynight1 19th Feb 18, 4:49 PM
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    Anbesol and rinsing the mouth out with salty water are the only things which ever work for me.
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    • Staceyjean
    • By Staceyjean 3rd Mar 18, 1:27 AM
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    I used to get terrible ulcers and I think a lot of it was due to being fun down. Not sure whether this applies to you?
    Last year took a real hold of my life and adopted more healthy habits which so far seem to be working.
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